Norman Nato has been the quickest of Day 3 of FIA Formula 2 pre-season testing at circuit of Barcelona-Catalunya, thanks to his lap time set in the morning session. The quickest in the afternoon was Ghiotto ahead of Cecotto and De Vries.


CIRCUIT BARCELONA-CATALUNYA – The first week of pre-season testing days of FIA Formula 2 at Barcelona-Catalunya has finished after a fantastic sunny week, which helped the teams to work with the best conditions. For instance, this afternoon the track temperature arrived at 26ºC which let the drivers complete long runs.

After a really competitive lap times this morning, Norman Nato (Pertamina Arden) set 1 1:27.834 which has been the fastest lap time of the 3 days of testing. In the afternoon not all the field set a lap time under 1:30 excepting the top3, due to the race simulations that teams were doing.

In the afternoon session some red flags appeared. Johnny Cecotto lost a rear wheel of his Rapax at the pit lane entry. Then it was Roberto Merhi (Campos Racing) who stopped his car at “La Caixa” turn because he run out of fuel.

Luca Ghiotto (Russian Time) was the fastest if the afternoon session with a lap time of 1:29.565, ahead of the Rapax of Cecotto and Nyck de Vries. Local drivers, Roberto Merhi and Sergio Canamasas (Trident) completed the top5. Both still unsure to be in the next pre-season test at Bahrain, but the chances to get a full season still open.

The next pre-season test days of FIA Formula 2 will be held on 29-30-31 of March at Sakhir International Circuit, Bahrain.

Day 3 Morning results

Driver

Team

Laptime

Laps

1.

Norman Nato

Pertamina Arden

1:27.834

30

2.

Oliver Rowland

DAMS

1:27.888

24

3.

Alexander Albon

ART Grand Prix

1:27.939

30

4.

Nyck De Vries

Rapax

1:28.103

32

5.

Luca Ghiotto

RUSSIAN TIME

1:28.177

30

6.

Artem Markelov

RUSSIAN TIME

1:28.245

44

7.

Sean Gelael

Pertamina Arden

1:28.385

44

8.

Nicholas Latifi

DAMS

1:28.391

24

9.

Charles Leclerc

PREMA Racing

1:28.421

32

10.

Antonio Fuoco

PREMA Racing

1:28.649

30

11.

Sergio Sette Camara

MP Motorsport

1:28.661

28

12.

Ralph Boschung

Campos Racing

1:28.673

40

13.

Johnny Cecotto

Rapax

1:28.692

21

14.

Louis Delétraz

Racing Engineering

1:28.811

33

15.

Jordan King

MP Motorsport

1:28.816

18

16.

Gustav Malja

Racing Engineering

1:28.837

27

17.

Sergio Canamasas

Trident

1:28.859

25

18.

Nobuharu Matsushita

ART Grand Prix

1:28.901

26

19.

Roberto Merhi

Campos Racing

1:29.486

23

20.

Nabil Jeffri

Trident

1:29.643

23


Day 3 Afternoon results

Driver

Team

Laptime

Laps

1.

Luca Ghiotto

RUSSIAN TIME

1:29.565

40

2.

Johnny Cecotto

Rapax

1:29.827

24

3.

Nyck De Vries

Rapax

1:29.991

30

4.

Roberto Merhi

Campos Racing

1:31.057

26

5.

Sergio Canamasas

Trident

1:31.149

30

6.

Ralph Boschung

Campos Racing

1:31.706

41

7.

Antonio Fuoco

PREMA Racing

1:32.499

47

8.

Oliver Rowland

DAMS

1:32.709

45

9.

Norman Nato

Pertamina Arden

1:33.050

49

10.

Louis Delétraz

Racing Engineering

1:33.123

54

11.

Gustav Malja

Racing Engineering

1:33.293

42

12.

Alexander Albon

ART Grand Prix

1:33.363

53

13.

Nobuharu Matsushita

ART Grand Prix

1:33.595

50

14.

Jordan King

MP Motorsport

1:33.926

36

15.

Artem Markelov

RUSSIAN TIME

1:33.947

38

16.

Charles Leclerc

PREMA Racing

1:33.956

49

17.

Sean Gelael

Pertamina Arden

1:34.427

38

18.

Nicholas Latifi

DAMS

1:34.713

50

19.

Nabil Jeffri

Trident

1:34.846

32

20.

Sergio Sette Camara

MP Motorsport

1:35.078

38

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