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Nicolai Kjaergaard keeps Carlin on top in Euroformula Open FP2

by Ida Wood

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Carlin’s Nicolai Kjaergaard was the pacesetter in the second Euroformula Open free practice session at Barcelona.

The Dane benefitted from a tow and getting the most out of new tyres to send himself to the top of the times, then improved again twice later on.

This meant he was unchallenged by Teo Martin Motorsport’s resurgent Lukas Dunner, who ended just 0.110 seconds off.

Christian Hahn was third fastest, despite setting the fewest laps of anyone. The Carlin driver had a lengthy spell in the pits midway through the session, but returned to track and through successive improvements climbed up the order.

Double R Racing duo Linus Lundqvist and Jack Doohan were fourth and fifth, seperated by just 0.023s.

A late rotation of the order from drivers making improvements ended with Niklas Krutten as the lead Motopark driver in sixth, Carlin?s Teppei Natori and Billy Monger just behind in seventh and eighth, and the Red Bull-backed Motopark pairing of Liam Lawson and Yuki Tsunoda completing the top 10.

Manuel Maldonado recovered from his FP1 crash to go 11th, but reported that he was feeling unwell.


Free Practice results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Nicolai Kjaergaard Carlin 1m36.650s
2 Lukas Dunner Teo Martin Motorsport +0.110s
3 Christian Hahn Carlin +0.390s
4 Linus Lundqvist Double R Racing +0.567s
5 Jack Doohan Double R Racing +0.590s
6 Niklas Krutten Motopark +0.729s
7 Teppei Natori Carlin +0.745s
8 Billy Monger Carlin +0.789s
9 Liam Lawson Motopark +0.923s
10 Yuki Tsunoda Motopark +0.947s
11 Manuel Maldonado Fortec Motorsports +1.033s
12 Marino Sato Motopark +1.191s
13 Rui Andrade Drivex School +1.256s
14 Calan Williams Fortec Motorsports +1.353s
15 Cameron Das Motopark +1.359s
16 Ido Cohen Carlin +1.958s