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Piastri sets Eurocup pace in second Paul Ricard practice session

by Ida Wood

Photo: Renault Sport / DPPI

Oscar Piastri beat Lorenzo Colombo to the top spot in the second Formula Renault Eurocup free practice session at Paul Ricard.

The Australian’s last lap of the day put him 0.093 seconds ahead of Colombo, making them the only drivers to break the two minute lap time barrier.

Kush Maini was third again, and top rookie, for M2 Competition – just 0.033s clear of Colombo’s championship leading MP Motorsport team-mate Victor Martins.

The next MP car of Amaury Cordeel was in sixth, sandwiched by Piastri’s R-ace GP team-mates Alexander Smolyar and Caio Collet.

JD Motorsport’s Ugo de Wilde and Arden driver Sebastian Fernandez were eighth and ninth fastest, and less than a second slower than Piastri.

After a problem that left his car stopped on track in the first free practice session, FA Racing by Drivex’s Patrick Schott failed to participate in the second session of the day, while his team-mates failed to find the pace they had shown earlier on.


Free Practice results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Oscar Piastri R-ace GP 1m59.737s
2 Lorenzo Colombo MP Motorsport +0.093s
3 Kush Maini M2 Competition +0.307s
4 Victor Martins MP Motorsport +0.340s
5 Alexander Smolyar R-ace GP +0.549s
6 Amaury Cordeel MP Motorsport +0.679s
7 Caio Collet R-ace GP +0.716s
8 Ugo de Wilde JD Motorsport +0.791s
9 Sebastian Fernandez Arden +0.962s
10 Leonardo Lorandi JD Motorsport +1.153s
11 Petr Ptacek Bhaitech +1.246s
12 Joao Vieira JD Motorsport +1.348s
13 Xavier Lloveras Global Racing Service +1.362s
14 Callan O’Keeffe FA Racing by Drivex +1.385s
15 Patrik Pasma Arden +1.554s
16 Federico Malvestiti Bhaitech +1.589s
17 Frank Bird Arden +1.606s
18 Lucas Alecco Roy M2 Competition +1.806s
19 Brad Benavides FA Racing by Drivex +2.228s
20 Alessio Deledda Global Racing Service +3.079s