Formula 2

Tsunoda continues fine form by topping practice at Monza

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Yuki Tsunoda has been something of a practice specialist in FIA Formula 2 in 2020 and once again he was the man to beat in the glorious sunshine at the Italian Grand Prix.

The Japanese driver has been a revelation this season and is now third in the standings after taking victory in the feature race at Spa a week ago.

His stellar performances in 2020 have earned him a test with the AlphaTauri Formula One Team later in the year as he is the main candidate for a race seat at the team from 2021 onwards.

It was a very close session, as it always is in Formula 2, as Tsunoda’s Carlin was less than a tenth ahead of Christian Lundgaard, who struggled in the Ardennes last time out, and Nikita Mazepin, the driver who Tsunoda inherited his Spa win off after the Russian was given a penalty.

Brit Dan Ticktum was taken out of the lead of the sprint race last week and will be determined to make amends at Monza, he was fourth fastest for DAMS ahead of Lundgaard’s ART teammate Marcus Armstrong who hasn’t adapted to the F2 car so far since his promotion from Formula 3.

Callum Ilott lost his championship lead at Spa after Robert Shwartzman’s dominant sprint race win and the UNI-Virtuosi driver seemed happy with sixth in practice at the track where he took his maiden F2 pole in 2019.

Shwartzman meanwhile was only twelfth in practice while his PREMA teammate Mick Schumacher ended the session seventh fastest ahead of Pedro Piquet, Luca Ghiotto and Jack Aitken.

The forty-five minute session ended early for Guilherme Samaia as his Campos stopped in a cloud of engine smoke just after the first chicane.

Pos.NameTeamLap Time
1Yuki TsunodaCarlin1:32:169
2Christian LundgaardART1:32:227
3Nikita MazepinHitech GP1:32:232
4Dan TicktumDAMS1:32:444
5Marcus ArmstrongART1:32:522
6Callum IlottUNI-Virtuosi1:32:632
7Mick SchumacherPREMA1:32:637
8Pedro PiquetCharouz1:32:652
9Luca GhiottoHitech GP1:32:695
10Jack AitkenCampos1:32:726
11Guiliano AlesiHWA Racelab1:32:852
12Robert ShwartzmanPREMA1:32:917
13Louis Del├ętrazCharouz1:32:929
14Nobuharu MatsushitaMP Motorsport1:32:946
15Juri VipsDAMS1:33:016
16Jehan DaruvalaCarlin1:33:030
17Artem MarkelovHWA Racelab1:33:194
18Roy NissanyTrident1:33:230
19Guanyu ZhouUNI-Virtuosi1:33:249
20Felipe DrugovichMP Motorsport1:33:465
21Marino SatoTrident1:33:485
22Guilherme SamaiaCampos1:34:090
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