Beckmann Tops Day One of Testing

Beckmann Tops Day One of Testing

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David Beckmann surprised the Formula 2 paddock by setting the fastest overall time on the first day of pre-season testing.

The German who will be making his Formula 2 debut in Bahrain in two weeks was under seven-tenths quicker than the ART pairing of Christian Lundgaard and Theo Pourchaire in the afternoon session.

Brazilian Felipe Drugovich was fourth fastest, just over a second down on Beckmann with Jüri Vips and reigning Formula 3 champion Oscar Piastri rounding off the top six.

Marino Sato continued his good form from the morning to finish the afternoon session seventh fastest ahead of Liam Lawson and Trident teammate Bent Viscaal with Guanyu Zhou rounding off the top ten.

Dan Ticktum was the fastest in the morning with his time of 1.43.021, over half a second quicker than Hitech’s Lawson and Carlin teammate Jehan Daruvala with the Brit’s time good enough for second overall at the end of the day’s running.

Lirim Zendeli was fourth fastest for MP Motorsport in the morning session, ahead of Vips and Guilherme Samaia, who had a good start to life at the Charouz outfit after a difficult rookie season with Campos.

Piastri was seventh fastest ahead of Viscaal and Marcus Armstrong, with Beckmann rounding off the top ten in the morning.

Richard Verschoor was thirteenth fastest in the morning session and fifteenth fastest in the afternoon. The Dutchman completed the most Laps of all twenty-two drivers with seventy-seven.

However, the 2019 Macau Grand Prix winner will have to wait for news confirming whether he will partner Zendeli at MP for the 2021 season.

Championship favorite Robert Shwartzman had a quiet start to testing. The Ferrari junior finished last in the morning after only completing seven laps before improving to thirteenth in the afternoon.

Campos had a challenging start to the new season as new driver lineup Ralph Boschung and Gianluca Petecof failed to reach the top ten in both sessions with their times. Boschung was the faster of the pair with a 1.45.496 that was good enough for the nineteenth fastest in the morning.

Matteo Nannini, who will be the only driver to contest both the Formula 2 and Formula 3 championship this year, had a reasonable start to his Formula 2 campaign with seventeenth in the morning session and eighteenth in the afternoon with Nannini comfortably ahead of teammate and fellow rookie Alessio Deledda who was twenty-first in both sessions and over three seconds slower than Nannini.

A.M SESSION RESULTS

POSDRIVERTEAMTIMEINT.
1TICKTUMCARLIN1:43.021
2LAWSONHITECH1:43.621+0.600
3DARUVALACARLIN1:43.761+0.740
4ZENDELIMP1:44.095+1.074
5VIPSHITECH1:44.143+1.122
6SAMAIACHAROUZ1:44.332+1.311
7PIASTRIPREMA1:44.346+1.325
8VISCAALTRIDENT1:44.408+1.387
9ARMSTRONGDAMS1:44.480+1.459
10BECKMANNCHAROUZ1:44.529+1.508
11SATOTRIDENT1:44.620+1.599
12DRUGOVICHUNI1:44.706+1.685
13VERSCHOORMP1:44.859+1.838
14LUNDGAARDART1:44.880+1.859
15POURCHAIREART1:45.038+2.017
16ZHOUUNI1:45.060+2.039
17NISSANYDAMS1:45.471+2.450
18NANNINIHWA1:45.486+2.465
19BOSCHUNGCAMPOS1:45.496+2.475
20PETECOFCAMPOS1:46.362+3.341
21DELEDDAHWA1:48.816+5.795
22SHWARTZMANPREMA1:58.546+15.525

P.M SESSION RESULTS

POSDRIVERTEAMTIMEINT.
1BECKMANNCHAROUZ1:42.844
2LUNDGAARDART1:43.534+0.690
3POURCHAIREART1:43.570+0.726
4DRUGOVICHUNI1:43.871+1.027
5VIPSHITECH1:44.079+1.235
6PIASTRIPREMA1:44.088+1.244
7SATOTRIDENT1:44.279+1.435
8LAWSONHITECH1:44.280+1.436
9VISCAALTRIDENT1:44.314+1.470
10ZHOUUNI1:44.322+1.478
11ARMSTRONGDAMS1:44.331+1.487
12NISSANYDAMS1:44.581+1.737
13SHWARTZMANPREMA1:44.678+1.834
14ZENDELIMP1:45.010+2.166
15VERSCHOORMP1:45.134+2.290
16SAMAIACHAROUZ1:45.189+2.345
17NANNINIHWA1:45.316+2.472
18BOSCHUNGCAMPOS1:45.561+2.717
19PETECOFCAMPOS1:46.238+3.394
20TICKTUMCARLIN1:48.885+6.041
21DELEDDAHWA1:48.990+6.146
22DARUVALACARLIN1:49.637+6.793

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