Sergio Sette Camara fastest at Barcelona Wednesday

Sergio Sette Camara
Sergio Sette Camara

Sergio Sette Camara 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 checkered flag, Sette Camara 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 Camara sat pretty at the top of the timesheets by the end of the morning session ahead of De Vries, Zhou, Louis Deletraz, 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 Deletraz. 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 checkered flag, behind Boschung and Merhi, Matsushita, Correa, Deletraz, 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

POS

DRIVER

TEAM

LAPTIME

LAPS

1

Sergio Sette Camara

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 Deletraz

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

POS

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 Deletraz

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

Sergio Sette Camara

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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