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.
|1||Matteo Nannini||DR Formula||1m29.640s||F3R|
|5||Pierre-Louis Chovet||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m30.378s||+0.738s||F3R|
|6||Emidio Pesce||DR Formula||1m30.431s||+0.791s||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|
|9||Leonardo Fornaroli||Iron Lynx||1m34.895s||+0.450s||F4|
|11||Ollie Bearman||Mucke Motorsport||1m35.005s||+0.560s||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|