UNI-Virtuosi’s Felipe Drugovich became once the quickest driver at the stop of Free Apply in Sochi, guaranteeing his weekend commenced within the strongest imaginable style as he led Campos Racing’s Ralph Boschung and ART Mountainous Prix’s Théo Pourchaire.
With a transient destroy of real two weeks from the final spherical at Monza coming to an stop, the drivers took to the circuit because the sunshine went green on Friday morning, with all surroundings set up laps to re-familiarize themselves with the tune.
On the stop of the predominant spherical of push laps, it became once Ralph Boschung who headed the timesheet, surroundings a 1: 50.945, striking himself four-tenths sure of his nearest challenger in Hitech Mountainous Prix’s Jüri Vips.
With real beneath 30 minutes to head, Christian Lundgaard propelled to the highest of the leader board and became once the predominant driver to dip into the 1: 49s – alternatively he became once rapid displaced by Boschung, who returned to the highest with a lap time that became once 0.06s faster than Lundgaard’s.
Carlin’s Dan Ticktum became once the predominant to lag extensive at Turn 2 and navigate the bollard chicane. In direction of the stop of the session, Drugovich failed to manufacture so precisely and became once positioned beneath investigation for no longer following the flee director’s directions.
Also positioned beneath investigation became once championship leader Oscar Piastri and MP Motorsport’s Lirim Zendeli for an incident within the pit lane.
20 minutes into the session Drugovich location what may be the quickest lap of note, surroundings a 1: 49.423 to head two-hundredths faster than Boschung.
The session became once briefly interrupted when a crimson flag became once deployed following a trek for HWA RACELAB’s Alessio Deledda, who found himself going thru the nasty manner on the exit of Turn 14. Even supposing he steer clear off contact with the boundaries, his vehicle wished recuperating from the trackside marshals.
The head three became once unchanged because the action resumed for the final five minutes, whereas Guanyu Zhou and Vips rounded out the highest five.
Fresh from his first F2 podium consequence at Monza, Bent Viscaal became once sixth, ahead of PREMA’s Robert Shwartzman. Lundgaard dropped to eighth by the time the chequered flag waved nonetheless carried out ahead of Richard Verschoor and Piastri in ninth and tenth respectively.
The drivers now stay up for Qualifying in Sochi, that can also goal salvage underway at 16: 25 native time.