Carlin’s Jehan Daruvala was quickest in FIA Formula 2 (F2) Championship on Day 2 of Bahrain test as Hitech GP’s Liam Lawson topped FIA Formula 3 (F3) Championship.
A late quick lap from Red Bull rookie junior Daruvala of 1m41.260s saw him top Day 2 of the Bahrain F2 test in the Carlin car. He toppled UNI-Virtuosi Racing’s Guanyu Zhou, who himself set a quick time in the last moments of the session.
There was a late flurry of quick late due to red flag and delay from oil spill of Campos Racing’s Guilherme Samaia. The final lap from Zhou saw him beat Day 1 pace-setter Charouz Racing System’s Pedro Piquet and Prema’s Mick Schumacher.
They all managed to get through F2 substitute Sergey Sirotkin, who is driving Christian Lundgaard’s ART Grand Prix car. Behind him, Campos’ Jack Aitken was sixth fastest in the end from the other UNI-Virtuosi Racing car of Callum Ilott.
MP Motorsport’s Nobuharu Matsushita also clocked a late quick lap to be eighth ahead of teammate Felipe Drugovich as Prema’s Robert Shwartzman rounded out the Top 10 as he led the DAMS duo Dan Ticktum and Sean Gelael.
Position 11-22: Ticktum, Gelael, Marcus Armstrong, Luca Ghiotto, Roy Nissany, Yuki Tsunoda, Nikita Mazepin, Louis Deletraz, Marino Sato, Artem Markelov, Samaia, Giuliano Alesi.
The rookie on top 🙌
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As mentioned above, Red Bull junior and Hitech GP’s Lawson was fastest with a 1m46.365s as he led Carlin’s Clement Novalak and Campos Racing’s Alexander Peroni to end second of F3 testing at Bahrain, where HWA Racelab’s Jake Hughes made his return.
The British racer flew from Marrakesh to Bahrain after attending Formula E rookie test. He was seventh fastest overall as he slotted behind fourth placed Prema’s Logan Sargeant, followed by Hitech GP’s Dennis Hauger and Prema’s Oscar Piastri.
The two ART Grand Prix cars of Theo Pourchaire and Sebastian Fernandez were eighth and ninth as Day 1 pace-setter Trident’s Devlin Defrancesco rounded out the Top 10 as Hitech GP’s Max Fewtrell just missed it ahead of Campos’ Sophia Floersch.
Morning session pace-setter Charouz Racing System’s David Schumacher finished 13th overall. Meanwhile, elsewhere, it was a smooth run for all with the lone stop and red flag for Charouz Racing System’s Niko Kari.
Here’s the full standings for F3
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Here’s how Day 1 of Bahrain F2 and F3 test went