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Nannini beats Schumacher on day two of FRegional test at Misano

by Ida Wood

Photo: ACI Sport

Matteo Nannini beat Mick Schumacher to top spot on the second day of the pre-season Formula Regional European Championship test at Misano.

Both drivers were in attendance to prepare for campaigns in other series: Schumacher for Formula 2, and Nannini for his rookie FIA Formula 3 Championship season.

Prema driver Schumacher picked up from where he left off on day one of the test by setting the pace in the morning session by almost half a second over reigning FREC champion Frederik Vesti, also preparing for FIA F3.

Renault junior Oscar Piastri, another FIA F3-bound driver, was third fastest in the third of Prema’s cars.

Nannini, taking over the DR Formula car that F2-bound Ferrari junior Marcus Armstrong had driven the day before, was three-quarters of a second behind in fourth.

The 16-year-old Italian was closer to Prema’s pace in the afternoon session, sitting in second place until the final few minutes when he put in a stellar lap to go 0.229s up on Schumacher.

Vesti was a clear third, with Piastri, Pierre-Louis Chovet (Van Amersfoort Racing) and Emidio Pesce (DR Formula) all within a second of Nannini.

Almost a full second behind Pesce was W Series champion Jamie Chadwick, who was completing a 20-lap race run at the end of the afternoon when the track was at its quickest, and recorded her fastest lap in the morning.

Jenzer Motorsport’s Filip Ugran was best of the 20-strong Italian Formula 4 contingent for the second day running, this time by just 0.007s over DRZ Benelli’s Francesco Simonazzi.

Laptimes were a lot closer than on day one, with the top 13 drivers covered by 0.962s.

Fransesco Pizzi put the sole VAR car in third place, 0.185s behind, and Ugran’s team-mate Jasin Ferati and Cram Motorsport’s Andrea Rosso completed the top five just another tenth behind him.


Test results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Matteo Nannini DR Formula 1m29.640s F3R
2 Mick Schumacher Prema 1m29.869s +0.229s F3R
3 Frederik Vesti Prema 1m30.131s +0.491s F3R
4 Oscar Piastri Prema 1m30.271s +0.631s F3R
5 Pierre-Louis Chovet Van Amersfoort Racing 1m30.378s +0.738s F3R
6 Emidio Pesce DR Formula 1m30.431s +0.791s F3R
7 Jamie Chadwick Prema 1m31.249s +1.609s F3R
8 Gillian Henrion Gillian Track Events 1m32.449s +2.809s F3R
1 Filip Ugran Jenzer Motorsport 1m34.445s F4
2 Francesco Simonazzi DRZ Benelli 1m34.452s +0.007s F4
3 Francesco Pizzi Van Amersfoort Racing 1m34.630s +0.185s F4
4 Jasin Ferati Jenzer Motorsport 1m34.723s +0.278s F4
5 Andrea Rosso Cram Motorsport 1m34.725s +0.280s F4
6 Pietro Delli Guanti Technorace 1m34.817s +0.372s F4
7 Loris Spinelli AKM Motorsport 1m34.840s +0.395s F4
8 Jesse Salmenautio Bhaitech 1m34.867s +0.422s F4
9 Leonardo Fornaroli Iron Lynx 1m34.895s +0.450s F4
10 Sebastian Ogaard Bhaitech 1m34.953s +0.508s F4
11 Ollie Bearman Mucke Motorsport 1m35.005s +0.560s F4
12 Dexter Patterson Bhaitech 1m35.079s +0.634s F4
13 Nicola Marinangeli Bhaitech 1m35.407s +0.962s F4
14 Zdenek Chovanec Bhaitech 1m35.490s +1.045s F4
15 Francesco Braschi AS Motorsport 1m35.757s +1.312s F4
16 Bence Valint Mucke Motorsport 1m35.772s +1.327s F4
17 Sebastian Freymuth Cram Motorsport 1m35.772s +1.327s F4
18 Samir Ben Jenzer Motorsport 1m36.387s +1.942s F4
19 Cenyu Han AKM Motorsport 1m36.665s +2.220s F4
20 Mateus Kaprzyk AS Motorsport 1m36.867s +2.422s F4