Russian Nikita Mazepin finished the final day of the FIA Formula 2 post-season test from Abu Dhabi fastest as rain prevented any improvements in the afternoon.
Mazepin, who drove for Carlin in the test having spent the 2019 season with ART, set a 1.50.473 to lead UNI-Virtuosi’s Callum Ilott by 0.029s.
Days one and two were both led by Louis Delétraz but he could only manage third for Charouz Racing, 0.150s off Mazepin’s pace.
Ralph Boschung (MP Motorsport) backed up his impressive pace from day two as he set the fourth quickest time ahead of DAMS’ new recruit Dan Ticktum.
The previous days of testing had late qualifying runs by many causing a big shake-up with minutes to spare but rain with 20 minutes to the flag scuppered any chance for improvement.
In that afternoon session, it was PREMA’s Mick Schumacher who topped the timing sheets, less than a tenth clear of Ilott with his second runner-up position of the day.
Ticktum had another good session in the afternoon with third ahead of the HWA Racelab duo of Artem Markelov and Giuliano Alesi.
Having been top five contenders on both days one and two, it was a quiet day for ART as neither Marcus Armstrong or Christian Lundgaard set representative lap times.
2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship – Post-season tests, Day 3, morning session
|3||Louis Delétraz||Charouz Racing System||1:50.623||34|
|4||Ralph Boschung||MP Motorsport||1:50.783||24|
|6||Robert Shwartzman||PREMA Racing||1:51.085||30|
|9||Pedro Piquet||Charouz Racing System||1:51.158||34|
|10||Mick Schumacher||PREMA Racing||1:51.171||30|
|11||Felipe Drugovich||MP Motorsport||1:51.341||32|
|12||Christian Lundgaard||ART Grand Prix||1:51.429||28|
|13||Niko Kari||Campos Racing||1:51.467||45|
|14||Marcus Armstrong||ART Grand Prix||1:51.494||32|
|16||Artem Markelov||BWT HWA RACELAB||1:51.780||22|
|18||Giuliano Alesi||BWT HWA RACELAB||1:51.972||22|
|19||Guilherme Samaia||Campos Racing||1:52.223||21|
2019 FIA Formula 2 Championship – Post-season tests, Day 3, afternoon session
|1||Mick Schumacher||PREMA Racing||1:51.569||38|
|4||Artem Markelov||BWT HWA RACELAB||1:52.060||42|
|5||Giuliano Alesi||BWT HWA RACELAB||1:52.199||23|
|7||Louis Delétraz||Charouz Racing System||1:52.412||38|
|9||Niko Kari||Campos Racing||1:52.510||26|
|10||Ralph Boschung||MP Motorsport||1:52.525||24|
|11||Robert Shwartzman||PREMA Racing||1:52.734||35|
|15||Felipe Drugovich||MP Motorsport||1:53.686||28|
|17||Marcus Armstrong||ART Grand Prix||1:56.393||40|
|18||Christian Lundgaard||ART Grand Prix||1:56.546||30|
|19||Pedro Piquet||Charouz Racing System||1:57.055||54|
|20||Guilherme Samaia||Campos Racing||1:57.061||39|
The 2020 Formula 2 season will begin at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain on the 20-22 March.