Verschoor Quickest on Day Two of Barcelona Testing

Verschoor Quickest on Day Two of Barcelona Testing

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Richard Verschoor ended day two of Formula 2’s In-Season Test in Barcelona at the top of the timing sheets for MP Motorsport.

Morning Session

The morning session began with MP Motorsport as the first team on track, as Verschoor laid down the benchmark with a 1:29.846s, clocking it in within the opening 10 minutes.

ART’s Christian Lundgaard, who was fastest on day one, then pushed the Dutch driver off the top of the timing sheets, before Hitech’s Juri Vips went quickest with a 1:29.560.

A succession of fast laps came in later on, as Carlin’s Dan Ticktum brought out the first of the day’s red flags.

PREMA’s Oscar Piastri then set out to show the Italian team’s pace, clocking in  a 1:29.059, 0.003s quicker than Red Bull Junior Vips.

However, the Aussie driver was not to last at the top of the timing sheets, with MP Motorsport’s Richard Verschoor going fastest with a 1:28.280 on an empty track.

This is one-tenth faster than Callum Ilott’s pole position lap last year.

Verschoor’s time was not to beaten during the session, as the final 90 minutes proved to relatively quiet.

Ralph Boschung proving to be the Dutchman’s nearest competition. The Campos driver was nearly two-tenths slower than Verschoor.

UNI-Virtuosi’s Felipe Drugovich was third after putting in a lap 0.264 seconds slower than the leading time, whilst Ferrari Driver Academy’s Marcus Armstrong was fourth for DAMS.

It was positive session for rookie Bent Viscaal, who was fifth for Trident, ahead of the second DAMS of Roy Nissany.

The ART duo of Theo Pourchaire and Christian Lundgaard closed the morning session off in seventh and ninth respectively, split by MP Motorsport’s Lirim Zendeli.

Rookie Liam Lawson rounded out the top 10 for Hitech, as 18 of the 22 drivers ended the session within a second of Verschoor’s quickest time.

Afternoon Session

With the focus once more on long-runs, Drugovich initially set his fastest lap within the first 10 minutes of the session.

Campos’ Gianluca Petecof then popped himself up to the top of the timing sheets with a 1:30.684. This was ahead of his fellow Brazilian driver  and Matteo Nannini, who has a busy schedule on his hands.

The Italian driver is competing in both Formula 2 and Formula 3 this year for HWA Racelab.

A lengthy red-flag period followed later in the session, as the second HWA of Alessio Deledda lost his car on a out lap.

With 44 minutes to go, the session was red-flagged once more as PREMA’s Robert Shwartzman ground to a halt in Sector 1.

Deledda later brought out the red-flag once again with two minutes remaining.

As a result, testing could not get back underway and David Beckmann ended the afternoon fastest with a 1:29.384. This was a 1-2 finish for Charouz, with teammate Guilherme Samaia narrowly behind.

Verschoor closed the session in third, ahead of Petecof and Drugovich.

Zendeli finished with the sixth fastest time, in front of Nannini and Lundgaard.

Boschung and Shwartzman rounded out the top 10, nearly 5 seconds slower than the leading time.

Teams and drivers will be back on track for the final day of testing tomorrow morning at 9 am (local time).

Who will close Day 3 of Testing in Barcelona fastest? 

A.M SESSION RESULTS

POSDRIVERTEAMTIMEINT.
1VERSCHOORMP1:28.280
2BOSCHUNGCAMPOS1:28.474+0.194
3DRUGOVICHUNI1:28.544+0.264
4ARMSTRONGDAMS1:28.670+0.390
5VISCAALTRIDENT1:28.675+0.395
6NISSANYDAMS1:28.698+0.418
7POURCHAIREART1:28.766+0.486
8ZENDELIMP1:28.801+0.521
9LUNDGAARDART1:28.805+0.525
10LAWSONHITECH1:28.810+0.530
11VIPSHITECH1:28.872+0.592
12ZHOUUNI1:28.880+0.600
13DARUVALACARLIN1:28.884+0.604
14PETECOFCAMPOS1:28.929+0.649
15TICKTUMCARLIN1:29.012+0.732
16PIASTRIPREMA1:29.059+0.779
17SATOTRIDENT1:29.175+0.895
18SHWARTZMANPREMA1:29.260+0.980
19SAMAIACHAROUZ1:30.125+1.845
20BECKMANNCHAROUZ1:30.194+1.914
21NANNINIHWA1:30.855+2.575
22DELEDDAHWA1:32.721+4.441

P.M SESSION RESULTS

POSDRIVERTEAMTIMEINT.
1BECKMANNCHAROUZ1:29.384
2SAMAIACHAROUZ1:29.510+0.126
3VERSCHOORMP1:29.951+0.567
4PETECOFCAMPOS1:30.684+1.300
5DRUGOVICHUNI1:30.837+1.453
6ZENDELIMP1:30.928+1.544
7NANNINIHWA1:31.033+1.649
8LUNDGAARDART1:33.557+4.173
9BOSCHUNGCAMPOS1:34.356+4.972
10SHWARTZMANPREMA1:34.363+4.979
11POURCHAIREART1:34.497+5.113
12LAWSONHITECH1:34.658+5.274
13VIPSHITECH1:34.668+5.284
14VISCAALTRIDENT1:34.711+5.327
15NISSANYDAMS1:34.806+5.422
16PIASTRIPREMA1:34.907+5.523
17ZHOUUNI1:35.052+5.668
18SATOTRIDENT1:35.196+5.812
19ARMSTRONGDAMS1:35.270+5.886
20DARUVALACARLIN1:35.278+5.894
21TICKTUMCARLIN1:35.607+6.223
22DELEDDAHWA1:36.174+6.790

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