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Sergio Sette Camara leads day two of Barcelona F2 test

by William Brierty
Sette Camara

Photo: Glenn Dunbar / FIA F2 Championship

Sergio Sette Camara topped the times on the second day of Formula 2 pre-season testing in Barcelona.

During a cold morning session marked by qualifying simulations, Sette Camara produced a 1m27.392s in the final 30 minutes to eclipse yesterday?s pacesetter Nyck de Vries by just over a tenth.

In lapping almost 1.5s quicker than Tuesday’s benchmark, the Brazilian also beat Alex Albon?s Barcelona pole lap from last year by 0.750s.

The Virtuosi pair of Guanyu Zhou and Luca Ghiotto were third and fifth respectively, with the Italian?s best lap around seven tenths slower than Sette Camara?s best. The duo were split in fourth by Carlin?s Louis Deletraz, who would again finish in the top five during a slower afternoon session.

Having missed yesterday?s morning session, Mick Schumacher finished sixth during the morning?s qualifying efforts with his Prema team-mate Sean Gelael also finishing another day in the top 10 in the times.

DAMS? Nicholas Latifi was an early pacesetter in the morning but ultimately fell to seventh. The morning session was truncated by red flags as Jordan King and Mahaveer Raghunathan both found the gravel, before a stoppage on Juan Manuel Correa?s car caused a third halt to proceedings.

Trident?s Ralph Boschung topped the slower afternoon session with a time of 1m28.789s, with Sette Camara down in 18th?as the bulk of the field concentrated on long-run performance.

A spin for de Vries?s ART Grand Prix teammate Nikita Mazepin brought out the only red flag of the afternoon.


Combined day two times
Pos? Driver Team Morning Afternoon
1 Sergio Sette Camara DAMS 1:27.392 1:35.354
2 Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix 1:27.507 1:34.656
3 Guanyu Zhou Virtuosi 1:27.562 1:34.454
4 Louis Deletraz Carlin 1:27.620 1:29.841
5 Luca Ghiotto Virtuosi 1:27.922 1:34.869
6 Mick Schumacher Prema 1:28.024 1:35.624
7 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 1:28.139 1:34.575
8 Callum Ilott Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 1:28.151 1:30.759
9 Nobuharu Matsushita Carlin 1:28.163 1:29.476
10 Sean Gelael Prema 1:28.243 1:32.608
11 Jack Aitken Campos Racing 1:28.270 1:32.068
12 Jordan King MP Motorsport 1:28.299 1:32.947
13 Juan Manuel Correa Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 1:28.493 1:29.555
14 Nikita Mazepin ART Grand Prix 1:28.529 1:33.158
15 Ralph Boschung Trident 1:28.652 1:28.789
16 Roberto Merhi Campos Racing 1:28.743 1:29.183
17 Anthoine Hubert Arden 1:28.913 1:31.448
18 Giuliano Alesi Trident 1:28.988 1:34.644
19 Tatiana Calderon Arden 1:29.682 1:36.525
20 Mahaveer Raghunathan MP Motorsport 1:29.828 1:31.232