Formula 2 – Sérgio Sette Câmara fastest at Barcelona

Sérgio Sette Câmara was the quickest man of the second day of FIA Formula 2 pre-testing at Barcelona: the Brazilian set a blazing time of a 1:27.392 in the morning to head the overall session by 2 tenths over Nyck de Vries. Rookie Guanyu Zhou rounded up to the top 3.
 
The track conditions were cooler than yesterday when the pit lane opened at 9am local time. Jordan King led the rest of the pack as soon as the lights turned green. Still on top form, de Vries set the early pace in a 1:28.922, two tenths quicker than second placed man Luca Ghiotto.
 
Nicholas Latifi put his DAMS car on top with a laptime 4 tenths better than de Vries’ until the proceedings were halted after Juan Manuel Correa stopped at Turn 8. At the re-start, the Dutchman from ART Grand Prix reclaimed P1 whilst Zhou moved up to P2 with a time 0.015s slower than de Vries’.
 
Ghiotto found some extra pace to go quickest, but de Vries broke the 1m28s barrier, and so did Zhou who reclaimed second behind the Dutchman. Halfway through the session, Mahaveer Raghunathan came to a halt at Turn 15 thus bringing out a red flag. Another stoppage occurred shortly after the re-start following King going wide at Turn 3.
 
Thirty minutes before the chequered flag, Sette Câmara clocked in a 1:27.392 and his time would not be bettered. The running was interrupted one final time after Mick Schumacher stopped on track at the exit of the pit lane.
 
Sette Câmara sat pretty at the top of the timesheets by the end of the morning session ahead of De Vries, Zhou, Louis Delétraz, Ghiotto, Schumacher, Latifi, Callum Ilott, Nobuharu Matsushita and Sean Gelael.
 
After the lunch break, Jack Aitken hit the track first, but it was Matsushita who set the pace in a 1:29.476 ahead of teammate Delétraz. In the opening hour, Correa moved up to P2 with a time +0.079s slower than Carlin’s Japanese driver.
 
The studious afternoon was halted only once: forty minutes into the session Nikita Mazepin span and stopped at Turn 4. In the closing stages, Ralph Boschung dipped under 1m29s to go top ahead of Roberto Merhi who also improved with less than 20 minutes left on the clock.
 
At the chequered flag, behind Boschung and Merhi, Matsuhita, Correa, Delétraz, Ilott, Raghunathan, Anthoine Hubert, Aitken and Gelael completed the top ten.
 
The final day of pre-season testing will commence tomorrow at 9am local time.
 
FIA Formula 2 Barcelona Test – Day 1 Morning Session
 
DRIVER
TEAM
LAPTIME
LAPS
1
Sérgio Sette Camâra
DAMS
1:27.392
34
2
Nyck de Vries
ART Grand Prix
1:27.507
41
3
Guanyu Zhou
UNI Virtuosi
1:27.562
43
4
Louis Delétraz
Carlin
1:27.620
30
5
Luca Ghiotto
UNI Virtuosi
1:27.922
34
6
Mick Schumacher
PREMA Racing
1:28.024
32
7
Nicholas Latifi
DAMS
1:28.139
31
8
Callum Ilott
Sauber Junior Team by Charouz
1:28.151
13
9
Nobuharu Matsushita
Carlin
1:28.163
29
10
Sean Gelael
PREMA Racing
1:28.243
23
11
Jack Aitken
Campos Racing
1:28.270
20
12
Jordan King
MP Motorsport
1:28.299
23
13
Juan Manuel Correa
Sauber Junior Team by Charouz
1:28.493
35
14
Nikita Mazepin
ART Grand Prix
1:28.529
41
15
Ralph Boschung
Trident
1:28.652
29
16
Roberto Merhi
Campos Racing
1:28.743
22
17
Anthoine Hubert
BWT Arden
1:28.913
30
18
Giuliano Alesi
Trident
1:28.988
49
19
Tatiana Calderon
BWT Arden
1:29.682
32
20
Mahaveer Raghunathan
MP Motorsport
1:29.828
25
 
FIA Formula 2 Barcelona Test – Day 2 Afternoon Session
 
DRIVER
TEAM
LAPTIME
LAPS
1
Ralph Boschung
Trident
1:28.789
27
2
Roberto Merhi
Campos Racing
1:29.183
31
3
Nobuharu Matsushita
Carlin
1:29.476
37
4
Juan Manuel Correa
Sauber Junior Team by Charouz
1:29.555
45
5
Louis Delétraz
Carlin
1:29.841
41
6
Callum Ilott
Sauber Junior Team by Charouz
1:30.759
44
7
Mahaveer Raghunathan
MP Motorsport
1:31.232
39
8
Anthoine Hubert
BWT Arden
1:31.448
41
9
Jack Aitken
Campos Racing
1:32.068
55
10
Sean Gelael
PREMA Racing
1:32.608
64
11
Jordan King
MP Motorsport
1:32.947
31
12
Nikita Mazepin
ART Grand Prix
1:33.158
54
13
Guanyu Zhou
UNI Virtuosi
1:34.454
47
14
Nicholas Latifi
DAMS
1:34.575
55
15
Giuliano Alesi
Trident
1:34.644
35
16
Nyck de Vries
ART Grand Prix
1:34.656
53
17
Luca Ghiotto
UNI Virtuosi
1:34.869
32
18
Sérgio Sette Câmara
DAMS
1:35.354
52
19
Mick Schumacher
PREMA Racing
1:35.624
13
20
Tatiana Calderon
BWT Arden
1:36.525
29

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