Formula 2´s first preseason testing came to an end at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya today
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Frenchman on top in morning, Luca Ghiotto in the afternoon session
Norman Nato set the fastest time of the 3 day FIA Formula 2 Championship test when he topped this morning’s penultimate session in Barcelona, setting a qualifying style lap of 1:27.834 to take home the first pre-season bragging rights ahead of Oliver Rowland (0.054) and Alexander Albon (0.105). In the final session of the test, Luca Ghiotto stopped the clocks at 1:29.565 to top the afternoon ahead of Johnny Cecotto (0.262) and Nyck De Vries (0.426).
Thai fastest, but De Vries tops afternoon session
Alexander Albon stepped up a spot overnight to take the day two honours with the fastest time in this morning’s FIA Formula 2 Championship test session in Barcelona, grabbing the top spot from Johnny Cecotto and Artem Markelov by 0.175s, while Nyck De Vries stole the top spot this afternoon in a session largely dedicated to race simulations, ahead of PREMA pairing Antonio Fuoco and Charles Leclerc.
Japanese heads afternoon session on first day of test
Nobuharu Matsushita claimed the first day honours after topping this afternoon’s FIA Formula 2 Championship pre-season test in Barcelona, stopping the clock halfway through the session with a time of 1:29.061 to lead ART Grand Prix teammate Alexander Albon and Norman Nato, who both finished on the same time, by just under a tenth and top this morning’s best time set by Johnny Cecotto by almost two tenths.
First three-day pre-season test session opens tomorrow in Spain
The 2017 FIA Formula 2 season officially kicks off tomorrow with the first test session of the year at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain. The teams and drivers have set up camp for the next three days, from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th, to prepare themselves and their drivers ahead of the debut of the new championship which will start in just one month’s time, on April 14th at the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
Next up for Spain´s driver is the opening three-day test in Barcelona with Campos Racing
Roberto Merhi will join Campos Racing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the traditional venue of collective preseason testing, next week. The Castellon-born driver will team up with Ralph Boschung to complete a three-day two-car test with both Dallara-built cars entered by Campos Racing.
6 Hours of Nurburgring
Porsche denies Toyota at Le Mans in dramatic last lap win
From midnight the duel between Porsche and Toyota for the 24 hour Le Mans race win had intensified but no-one would have expected such an ending. Before the final lap, Toyota seemed to be coming out on top but then the prototype stopped on track.
24 Heures of Le Mans test day – Car 44: P5 – 3:38.383
The second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship was a tough test for the Porsche Team
Despite a problem with the hybrid system, the trio of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb finished second with their Porsche 919 Hybrid in Spa-Francorchamps and extended their lead in the drivers’ championship.
WEC: The two Porsche 919 Hybrids will start from the front row for the second round of the FIA World Endurance Championship
Both Porsche 919 Hybrids on front row in Spa
The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber claimed pole position with their number 1 car for Saturday’s six-hour race. Next to them on the grid in Spa-Francorchamps is the sister-car number 2 of Romain Dumas, Neel Jani and Marc Lieb.
Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) has scored his third success this year in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series.
Starting from pole, the Lotus F1 Team Junior protégé conserved the lead to win race 2 on the day, ahead of Racing Steps Foundation driver Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) and rookie Roy Nissany (Tech 1 Racing), who strode on to the podium for the first time in the category.
Formula Renault 3.5 Series leader, Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) came up big on Sunday at Budapest.
After a perfect launch from fifth place on the grid, the Racing Steps Foundation protégé overtook pole winner Matthieu Vaxiviere (Lotus) for the lead and went on to control the passing attempts of his rival throughout the 27 lap of the race. With his runner-up finish, the French driver now trails the Englishman by 16 points in the championship. Also starting from row three, rookie Gustav Malja (Strakka Racing) scored his maiden podium result in the category.