Lando Norris (Carlin) tops day 2 of testing at the Paul Ricard Circuit, France. The Britton is followed by his teammate Sergio Sette Camara and Alexander Albon (DAMS) completes the top 3.
The day started with a blue sky and barely any clouds, but very windy. The first cars hit the track at 9am sharp, with most of the other cars out not much later.
The morning session saw a lot of running, mostly qualifying simulation runs, and no particular incidents apart from Roberto Merhi’s, who’s MP Motorsport car engine blew up, and Maximilian Günther who happened to have the same problem. Norris topped the morning session, followed by teammate Sette Camara and ART Grand Prix’s Jack Aitken took 3rd.
The afternoon session was filled with even more action, with the teams having their cars out on track for longer runs and more race simulation. The pitlane saw some pitstop practices too. The cars where out in mass and everyone seemed to enjoy their time on track, MP managed to get Merhi’s car back on track, while Günther was left watching the action from trackside near turn 1.
Alexander Albon (DAMS) is the one topping the PM session, followed by Nyck de Vries (Pertamina Prema) and Louis Delétraz (Charouz Racing) in third. Yet as the afternoon session ran slower than the morning one, this is day II’s top 10: Lando Norris, Sergio Sette Camara, Alexander Albon, Jack Aitken, Louis Delétraz, Arjun Maini, Nyck de Vries, Oliver Rowland, George Russell and Nirei Fukuzumi.
We’ll be back tomorrow for day 3, which is also the last day of pre-season testing, at the Paul Ricard Circuit in Le Castellet, France.