Formula 2

Ticktum tops times in Catalunya practice

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Credit: FIA Formula 2

Off the back of victory during the preceding Silverstone double-header, Dan Ticktum topped the sole FIA Formula 2 practice session at the Spanish Grand Prix.

The DAMS driver only just edged PREMA’s Mick Schumacher to the top spot by 0.009s in a super tight session that saw the top nineteen covered by one second.

Ticktum was one of the headlines during last week’s races after being more than vocal on the team radio regarding other drivers he was racing.

Schumacher will be keen to put the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix sprint race behind him after being the primary cause of a collision with his teammate Robert Shwartzman which cost the team both the win and a one-two finish.

The beneficiary of PREMA’s collision and F2’s most recent race winner Yuki Tsunoda was third fastest but he had issues getting his Carlin car off the line, twice having to be rescued by his team when he attempted a practice start.

Louis Delétraz was a star at Silverstone with some superb overtakes and he was fourth quickest as he continues to lead the Charouz charge in F2.

Championship leader Callum Ilott was quiet but still ended in fifth ahead of Artem Markelov who seemed to finally have some speed having spent most of 2020 at the back of the grid.

Luca Ghiotto is a long-standing F2 rival of Markelov’s and was close behind the Russian in seventh ahead of Marino Sato who brought out a brief red flag when his Trident slowed to a halt at turn four.

Felipe Drugovich continued to prove his rapid improvement from F3 to F2 with the ninth fastest time ahead of Shwartzman who needs a much better qualifying to re-ignite his championship challenge.

Pos.NameTeamLap Time
1Dan TicktumDAMS1:29:660
2Mick SchumacherPREMA1:29:669
3Yuki TsunodaCarlin1:29:761
4Louis DelétrazCharouz1:29:807
5Callum IlottUNI-Virtuosi1:29:823
6Artem MarkelovHWA Racelab1:29:964
7Luca GhiottoHitech GP1:30:009
8Marino SatoTrident1:30:028
9Felipe DrugovichMP Motorsport1:30:050
10Robert ShwartzmanPREMA1:30:111
11Nikita MazepinHitech GP1:30:179
12Jehan DaruvalaCarlin1:30:222
13Guanyu ZhouUNI-Virtuosi1:30:314
14Pedro PiquetCharouz1:30:320
15Jack AitkenCampos1:30:380
16Christian LundgaardART1:30:450
17Sean GelaelDAMS1:30:486
18Guiliano AlesiHWA Racelab1:30:604
19Nobuharu MatsushitaMP Motorsport1:30:649
20Marcus ArmstrongART1:30:681
21Guilherme SamaiaCamops1:30:947
22Roy NissanyTrident1:31:019
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