Argenti Motorsport driver Matias Zagazeta was the fastest across free practice for round two of the British Formula 4 season at Snetterton.
Zagazeta came out on top in a hotly contested battle for top spot in FP1 in the morning, and headed Fortec Motorsports’ Oliver Gray by 0.237 seconds.
The Peruvain went fastest in the session with four-and-a-half minutes to go as much of the field embarked on improvements.
JHR Developments’ Matthew Rees had been the early pacesetter ahead of Zagazeta, who moved to the top with 13 minutes to go with the first sub-1m53s lap of the day.
Over half of the grid ended up joining him in the 1m52s, but nobody could get beat him until Argenti team-mate Eduardo Coseteng went fastest with a 1m52.495s. Gray then set a 1m52.224s to lower the benchmark, but Zagazeta responded by setting a 1m51.987s.
Zagazeta sat at the top again in FP2 for the first 10 minutes, before conceding the position to JHR’s McKenzy Cresswell. With most drivers then heading back to the pits, Cresswell remained in first place for 20 minutes.
Only Rees and Carlin’s Roman Bilinski late on were able to surpass Cresswell’s benchmark, with Fortec’s points leader James Hedley and JHR’s Abbi Pulling also going faster than Zagazeta. Rees and Hedley were the only two drivers to set their fastest lap in FP2.
Free practice results
|1||Matias Zagazeta||Argenti Motorsport||1m51.987s||38|
|2||Oliver Gray||Fortec Motorsports||1m52.224s||+0.237s||41|
|4||McKenzy Cresswell||JHR Developments||1m52.400s||+0.413s||37|
|5||Matthew Rees||JHR Developments||1m52.483s||+s2||34|
|6||Eduardo Coseteng||Argenti Motorsport||1m52.495s||+0.508s||36|
|8||Joel Granfors||Fortec Motorsports||1m52.516s||+0.529s||41|
|9||Marcos Flack||Argenti Motorsport||1m52.527s||+0.540s||34|
|10||Abbi Pulling||JHR Developments||1m52.587s||+0.600s||40|
|11||Joseph Loake||JHR Developments||1m52.632s||+0.645s||36|
|12||James Hedley||Fortec Motorsports||1m52.804s||+s2||29|
|14||Georgi Dimitrov||Richardson Racing||1m52.900s||+0.913s||36|