F2 championship leader Luciano Bacheta tops pre-race test at Spa-Francorchamps
|Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 16:35 GMT|
Formula 2 championship leader Luciano Bacheta was the quickest man in the series' pre-race test at Spa-Francorchamps on Tuesday.
Bacheta set a 2m07.463s benchmark in the second of the five sessions held during the day, edging out Alex Fontana by just 0.076 seconds. Matheo Tuscher completed the top three.
Christopher Zanella had led the way in the opening session, which was the only other one to yield fully dry running.
Only four drivers ran in session three, as conditions were neither dry nor fully wet, while Mihai Marinescu set the pace in session four, by which time the track was so wet that times were 23s off Bacheta's morning benchmark.
Conditions improved for session five, when overboost use was permitted, but it was red-flagged due to a crash by Plamen Kralev just as drivers started trying slicks. The other major incident of the day was an accident for Max Snegirev at Fagnes in session four.
Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Luciano Bacheta 2m07.463s 2. Alex Fontana 2m07.539s + 0.076s 3. Matheo Tuscher 2m07.956s + 0.493s 4. Plamen Kralev 2m08.123s + 0.750s 5. Christopher Zanella 2m08.707s + 1.244s 6. Mihai Marinescu 2m08.765s + 1.302s 7. Daniel McKenzie 2m08.774s + 1.311s 8. Parthiva Sureshwaren 2m08.869s + 1.406s 9. Max Snegirev 2m09.145s + 1.682s 10. Markus Pommer 2m09.306s + 1.843s 11. Kevin Mirocha 2m09.310s + 1.847s 12. Dino Zamparelli 2m09.338s + 1.885s 13. Mauro Calamia 2m09.734s + 2.271s 14. Kourosh Khani 2m09.863s + 2.400s 15. Vittorio Ghirelli 2m09.932s + 2.469s 16. David Zhu 2m10.188s + 2.725s 17. Hector Hurst 2m10.468s + 3.005s 18. Axcil Jefferies 2m10.665s + 3.202s