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Sargeant tops Silverstone F2 practice between two red flags

by Peter Allen

Photo: Formula Motorsport Limited

Williams junior Logan Sargeant topped Formula 2 practice at Silverstone, edging out championship leader Felipe Drugovich inbetween two red flags.

Drugovich had gone fastest for MP Motorsport by over six tenths of a second around midway through the 45-minute session, but had his time deleted for exceeding track limits a few minutes later.

In the meantime, several other drivers improved their times behind him, with Carlin driver Sargeant inheriting top spot ahead of Jack Doohan and Theo Pourchaire.

Light rain then began to fall, prompting many drivers to pit before Calan Williams spun off into the barriers at Copse, triggering the first red flag.

The session restarted with seven minutes to go but would be interrupted four minutes later when Marino Sato came to a halt on the outside of Luffield.

Just before the red flags came back out, Drugovich took over at the top of the times only for Sargeant to go fastest again by 0.037 seconds.

Doohan ended up third while Ayumu Iwasa was another to squeeze in an improvement to jump up to fourth ahead of Pourchaire.

Liam Lawson, Roy Nissany and Jehan Daruvala were also late improvers to take sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.

Juri Vips, driving with a plain carbon helmet after being dropped by Red Bull earlier this week, was ninth with Hitech GP team-mate Marcus Armstrong 10th.

Dennis Hauger had a high-speed spin at Abbey in the early stages and never recovered to post a valid representative laptime, even though he logged 10 laps in total.

Practice results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Logan Sargeant Carlin 1m40.902 15
2 Felipe Drugovich MP Motorsport 1m40.939 +0.037 13
3 Jack Doohan Virtuosi 1m41.082 +0.180 13
4 Ayumu Iwasa DAMS 1m41.090 +0.188 13
5 Theo Pourchaire ART Grand Prix 1m41.149 +0.247 14
6 Liam Lawson Carlin 1m41.176 +0.274 14
7 Roy Nissany DAMS 1m42.277 +0.375 13
8 Jehan Daruvala Prema 1m41.294 +0.392 10
9 Juri Vips Hitech GP 1m41.339 +0.437 12
10 Marcus Armstrong Hitech GP 1m41.562 +0.660 13
11 Ralph Boschung Campos Racing 1m42.697 +0.795 14
12 Frederik Vesti ART Grand Prix 1m41.945 +1.042 14
13 Enzo Fittipaldi Charouz Racing System 1m42.032 +1.130 13
14 Clement Novalak MP Motorsport 1m42.060 +1.158 13
15 Olli Caldwell Campos Racing 1m42.704 +1.802 14
16 Calan Williams Trident 1m42.876 +1.974 10
17 Richard Verschoor Trident 1m43.016 +2.114 12
18 Jake Hughes Van Amersfoort Racing 1m43.032 +2.130 11
19 Cem Bolukbasi Charouz Racing System 1m43.446 +2.544 13
20 Marino Sato Virtuosi 1m43.806 +2.904 11
21 David Beckmann Van Amersfoort Racing 1m44.323 +3.421 12
22 Dennis Hauger Prema 2m05.632 +24.730 10