Schumacher tops practice, but Ticktum takes provisional pole

Schumacher quickest when it did not count
Schumacher quickest when it did not count

Formula 3 European champion Mick Schumacher drew first blood in the Macau Grand Prix weekend by topping the opening free practice session with a lap of 2m12.168s.

However, Motopark driver Dan Ticktum put himself on provisional pole for Saturday’s Macau Grand Prix qualification race after a series of red flags in a dramatic first qualifying session on Thursday.

Red Bull junior Ticktum’s lap of two minutes, 11 seconds was 0.132 seconds quicker than Ferrari protege Callum Ilott of Carlin F3, as he bids for back-to-back wins in Macau.

With rain forecast for Friday, the front row for Saturday could already be set.

Ticktum quickest when it counted, but was helped by a tow
Ticktum quickest when it counted, but was helped by a tow

Formula Three champion Mick Schumacher had to settle for third for Prema Powerteam, after finishing top of the earlier free practice session.

"It was good but I'm not completely satisfied," said Ticktum.

"There are quite a few improvements to come for the car and the driver, and I need to be doing better than a 2m11.0s to be honest.

"The lap was good, I'm not denying that, but it can always be better – I'm not disappointed, but I'm not over the moon either."

Practice 1 Results

POS DRIVER TEAM CAR GAP
1 Mick Schumacher SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Dallara/Mercedes 0.000s
2 Callum Ilott Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.030s
3 Juri Vips Motopark Academy Dallara/Volkswagen 0.036s
4 Dan Ticktum Motopark Academy Dallara/Volkswagen 0.232s
5 Joel Eriksson Motopark Academy Dallara/Volkswagen 0.255s
6 Sacha Fenestraz Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.277s
7 Robert Shwartzman SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Dallara/Mercedes 0.281s
8 Alex Palou B-MAX Racing Team Dallara/Volkswagen 0.326s
9 Sho Tsuboi TOM'S Dallara/Toyota 0.685s
10 Jake Hughes Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 0.945s
11 Yuhi Sekiguchi B-MAX Racing Team Dallara/Volkswagen 1.098s
12 Ferdinand Habsburg Motopark Academy Dallara/Volkswagen 1.098s
13 Ralf Aron SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Dallara/Mercedes 1.208s
14 Marcus Armstrong SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Dallara/Mercedes 1.259s
15 Guan Yu Zhou SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Dallara/Mercedes 1.273s
16 Sophia Florsch Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1.741s
17 Ritomo Miyata TOM'S Dallara/Toyota 1.818s
18 Marino Sato Motopark Academy Dallara/Volkswagen 2.095s
19 Enaam Ahmed Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 2.262s
20 Jehan Daruvala Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 2.292s
21 Toshiki Oyu Toda Racing Dallara/Toda 2.519s
22 Keyvan Andres Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 2.728s
23 Frederik Vesti Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 3.369s
24 Ukyo Sasahara ThreeBond Racing Dallara/Tomei 4.017s
25 Sena Sakaguchi Toda Racing Dallara/Toda 4.887s
26 Yoshiaki Katayama Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 9.021s
27 Charles Leong Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 15.543s
28 Dragon B-MAX Racing Team Dallara/Volkswagen 15.796s

Provisional Qualifying

POS DRIVER TEAM CAR GAP
1 Dan Ticktum Motopark Academy Dallara/Volkswagen 0.000s
2 Callum Ilott Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.132s
3 Mick Schumacher SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Dallara/Mercedes 0.429s
4 Jake Hughes Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 0.494s
5 Yuhi Sekiguchi B-MAX Racing Team Dallara/Volkswagen 0.670s
6 Sacha Fenestraz Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.703s
7 Joel Eriksson Motopark Academy Dallara/Volkswagen 0.728s
8 Alex Palou B-MAX Racing Team Dallara/Volkswagen 0.771s
9 Ferdinand Habsburg Motopark Academy Dallara/Volkswagen 0.913s
10 Sho Tsuboi TOM'S Dallara/Toyota 0.962s
11 Juri Vips Motopark Academy Dallara/Volkswagen 0.976s
12 Enaam Ahmed Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 0.994s
13 Marcus Armstrong SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Dallara/Mercedes 1.035s
14 Guan Yu Zhou SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Dallara/Mercedes 1.074s
15 Sophia Florsch Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1.513s
16 Jehan Daruvala Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1.594s
17 Ritomo Miyata TOM'S Dallara/Toyota 1.642s
18 Ralf Aron SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Dallara/Mercedes 1.700s
19 Robert Shwartzman SJM Theodore Racing by Prema Dallara/Mercedes 2.034s
20 Marino Sato Motopark Academy Dallara/Volkswagen 2.388s
21 Keyvan Andres Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 2.550s
22 Frederik Vesti Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 3.010s
23 Toshiki Oyu Toda Racing Dallara/Toda 3.063s
24 Sena Sakaguchi Toda Racing Dallara/Toda 3.664s
25 Charles Leong Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 3.966s
26 Ukyo Sasahara ThreeBond Racing Dallara/Tomei 5.567s
27 Yoshiaki Katayama Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 8.517s
Dragon B-MAX Racing Team Dallara/Volkswagen 13.131s

Leave a Reply