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Lawson fastest again in second EF Open practice session in Pau

by Ida Wood

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Liam Lawson was fastest again in the second Euroformula Open free practice session at Pau, managing changing weather conditions at the French street circuit.

As in free practice one, Lawson’s Motopark team looked strongest when the track was at its driest. As the rain picked up again in the closing minutes, Lawson continued to improve and ended the session with a 1m19.296s lap.

Carlin’s Christian Hahn snuck into a surprise second place, less than two tenths behind, ahead of Motopark trio Marino Sato, Julian Hanses and Yuki Tsunoda.

Hanses and Tsunoda led much of the session, and along with Lawson and Double R Racing’s Linus Lundqvist looked the most committed on track.

At one point Lundqvist got too committed, and crashed in between Turns 8 and 9, damaging two wishbones. He hobbled back to the pits, and Double R managed to get him back on track in time to go 13th fastest.

With the top five all powered by the Spiess engine, Teo Martin Motorsport’s Guilherme Samaia was the top HWA-propelled entrant in sixth place, ahead of Lundqivst’s team-mate Jack Doohan.


Free Practice results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Liam Lawson Motopark 1m19.296s
2 Christian Hahn Carlin +0.195s
3 Marino Sato Motopark +0.566s
4 Julian Hanses Motopark +0.823s
5 Yuki Tsunoda Motopark +0.919s
6 Guilherme Samaia Teo Martin Motorsport +1.075s
7 Jack Doohan Double R Racing +1.221s
8 Teppei Natori Carlin +1.433s
9 Nicolai Kjaergaard Carlin +1.475s
10 Lukas Dunner Teo Martin Motorsport +1.496s
11 Cameron Das Fortec Motorsports +2.090s
12 Billy Monger Carlin +2.246s
13 Linus Lundqvist Double R Racing +2.978s
14 Aldo Festante Teo Martin Motorsport +3.141s
15 Calan Williams Fortec Motorsports +3.149s
16 Rui Andrade Drivex School +4.016s