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Louis Deletraz fastest again in final F2 test

by Elliot Wood

Photo: F2 Media Service

Louis Deletraz topped the final day of Formula 2 post-season testing at Abu Dhabi for Carlin.

The Swiss driver had also topped the first day of testing, and he was the fastest driver over the three days.

His team-mate Nobuharu Matsushita set the early pace, but was bettered by MP Motorsport’s Anthoine Hubert and DAMS’ Nicholas Latifi as the morning session went on. In the closing minutes the order changed beneath the top two, with yesterday’s pacesetter Juan Manuel Correa, Sergio Sette Camara, Richard Verschoor, Tatiana Calderon, Jack Aitken and Leonardo Pulcini all beating Matsushita.

Deletraz was a position behind in 10th, but over a third of a second behind his team-mate.

Verschoor was the one who set the pace at the beginning of the evening session for MP, until Deletraz and Russian Time’s Luca Ghiotto started battling at the top. Deletraz came out on top, with Latifi taking third and Ghiotto’s team-mate Guan Yu Zhou fourth.

Sette Camara was fifth for DAMS, ahead of Trident’a Giuliano Alesi and Matsushita.

 

Test results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Louis Deletraz Carlin 1m49.638s
2 Luca Ghiotto Russian Time +0.266s
3 Nicholas Latifi DAMS +0.338s
4 Guan Yu Zhou Russian Time +0.398s
5 Sergio Sette Camara DAMS +0.454s
6 Giuliano Alesi Trident +0.498s
7 Nobuharu Matsushita Carlin +0.501s
8 Nikita Mazepin ART Grand Prix +0.842s
9 Richard Verschoor MP Motorsport +0.863s
10 Mick Schumacher Prema +0.884s
11 Jack Aitken Campos Racing +1.025s
12 Leonardo Pulcini Trident +1.080s
13 Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix +1.091s
14 Anthoine Hubert MP Motorsport +1.152s
15 Sean Gelael Prema +1.203s
16 Marino Sato Campos Racing +1.564s
17 Ryan Tveter Arden International +1.671s
18 Juan Manuel Correa Charouz Racing System +1.721s
19 Tatiana Calderon Charouz Racing System +1.945s
20 Ralph Boschung Arden International +2.112s