Formula 2

Verschoor leads day two of testing as surprise names head the times

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The second day of FIA Formula 2 testing at Barcelona saw the less likely drivers top the times with Richard Verschoor quickest for MP Motorsport.

The Dutchman is still on a part-time basis for the 2021 season as he hopes to find the necessary budget to make this drive a permanent one.

He scored 18 points at the opening round of the year in Bahrain in an impressive display where he comfortably outscored his teammate Lirim Zendeli.

Ralph Boschung and Campos struggled in Bahrain but they were on it under the Spanish sun ending the day second quickest, just under two tenths down on Verschoor’s 1:28:280.

Felipe Drugovich was the first of the true front runners in third for UNI-Virtuosi as his teammate and championship leader Guanyu Zhou languished down in 12th.

DAMS showed an upturn in speed too as Marcus Armstrong was fourth fastest and Roy Nissany sixth for the French team.

Bent Viscaal was another driver who was higher than expected as he split the DAMS duo in his Trident.

Théo Pourchaire led the ART duo in seventh after Christian Lundgaard had topped both sessions yesterday. He was ninth behind Zendeli as Liam Lawson rounded out the top ten.

Much like the opening day, PREMA and Carlin were mired in the midfield as they kept their cards hidden despite Formula 2 not racing at the Barcelona circuit this season.

The afternoon was again slower than the morning but there were still surprises at the top of the times as David Beckmann led a Charouz one-two ahead of Guilherme Samaia.

Verschoor was again quick in third ahead of Boschung’s Campos teammate Gianluca Petecof while Matteo Nannini also made a rare top ten appearance for HWA Racelab.

Pos.NameTeamLap Time
1Richard VerschoorMP Motorsport1:28:280
2Ralph BoschungCampos1:28:474
3Felipe DrugovichUNI-Virtuosi1:28:544
4Marcus ArmstrongDAMS1:28:670
5Bent ViscaalTrident1:28:675
6Roy NissanyDAMS1:28:698
7Théo PourchaireART1:28:766
8Lirim ZendeliMP Motorsport1:28:801
9Christian LundgaardART1:28:805
10Liam LawsonHitech GP1:28:810
11Juri VipsHitech GP1:28:872
12Guanyu ZhouUNI-Virtuosi1:28:880
13Jehan DaruvalaCarlin1:28:884
14Gianluca PetecofCampos1:28:929
15Dan TicktumCarlin1:29:012
16Oscar PiastriPREMA1:29:059
17Marino SatoTrident1:29:175
18Robert ShwartzmanPREMA1:29:260
19Guilherme SamaiaCharouz1:30:125
20David BeckmannCharouz1:30:194
21Matteo NanniniHWA Racelab1:30:855
22Alessio DeleddaHWA Racelab1:32:721
Pos.NameTeamLap Time
1David BeckmannCharouz1:29:384
2Guilherme SamaiaCharouz1:29:510
3Richard VerschoorMP Motorsport1:29:951
4Gianluca PetecofCampos1:30:684
5Felipe DrugovichUNI-Virtuosi1:30:837
6Lirim ZendeliMP Motorsport1:30:928
7Matteo NanniniHWA Racelab1:31:033
8Christian LundgaardART1:33:557
9Ralph BoschungCampos1:34:356
10Robert ShwartzmanPREMA1:34:363
11Théo PourchaireART1:34:497
12Liam LawsonHitech GP1:34:658
13Juri VipsHitech GP1:34:668
14Bent ViscaalTrident1:34:711
15Roy NissanyDAMS1:34:806
16Oscar PiastriPREMA1:34:907
17Guanyu ZhouUNI-Virtuosi1:35:052
18Marino SatoTrident1:35:196
19Marcus ArmstrongDAMS1:35:270
20Jehan DaruvalaCarlin1:35:278
21Dan TicktumCarlin1:35:607
22Alessio DeleddaHWA Racelab1:36:174
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