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Hauger puts Van Amersfoort Racing on top at Barcelona in FREC FP2

by Elliot Wood

Photo: Elliot Wood

Red Bull junior Dennis Hauger and Pierre-Louis Chovet made it a Van Amersfoort Racing one-two in the second Formula Regional European Championship practice session at Barcelona.

Arthur Leclerc, who set the pace in the day’s first session, spent most of the second one at the top too in between brief periods where FIA Formula 3 Championship racer Hauger jumped to the top of the times.

Huager finally made his place at the top permament with six minutes to go, setting a 1m40.370s lap that was only later rivalled by team-mate Chovet.

Leclerc failed to improve in the final 10 minutes and slipped to third, with his Prema team-mate Oliver Rasmussen the only other driver to lap sub-1m41s.

Konsta Lappalainen and Patrik Pasma were on the pace early on, but the KIC Motorsport duo also failed to find time late on and ended up fifth and sixth on the timesheet.

Prema’s points leader Gianluca Petecof was almost a second slower than Hauger in seventh, with Monolite Racing’s series returnee Matteo Nannini a further three tenths back and some way ahead of the struggling Emidio Pesce (DR Formula) and Jamie Chadwick (Prema).

Free practice results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Dennis Hauger Van Amersfoort Racing 1m40.370s 19
2 Pierre-Louis Chovet Van Amersfoort Racing 1m40.773s +0.403s 18
3 Arthur Leclerc Prema 1m40.862s +0.492s 18
4 Oliver Rasmussen Prema 1m40.956s +0.586s 20
5 Konsta Lappalainen KIC Motorsport 1m41.172s +0.802s 18
6 Patrik Pasma KIC Motorsport 1m41.178s +0.808s 18
7 Gianluca Petecof Prema 1m41.359s +0.989s 18
8 Matteo Nannini Monolite Racing 1m41.671s +1.301s 20
9 Emidio Pesce DR Formula by RP Motorsport 1m42.483s +2.113s 16
10 Jamie Chadwick Prema 1m42.567s +2.197s 21
11 Gillian Henrion Gillian Track Events 1m42.802s +2.432s 17