Click to view our fantastic subscription offers

Instant access to the F1 paddock

You have 10 views remaining

You have read 5 stories this month. After 15, you will need to register or subscribe.

Register with us for free to view 60 stories a month.

Or subscribe to AUTOSPORT+ for unlimited news stories and access to our exclusive subscriber-only content.

Our commitment to quality journalism

We've introduced metered access to AUTOSPORT which will ensure that the majority of our visitors can continue to view the site for free. But we think that is worth a small investment from those who use it most, so that we can continue to send the leading experts in their field to motor racing paddocks all over the world to break the latest news and produce the most compelling interviews and race reports.

Every visitor gets 15 free page views per month. Once you reach the limit you can register to get 60 views or choose one of our value-for-money subscription packages to continue viewing and to get additional access to a range of features including:

  • Unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Get AUTOSPORT magazine in a digital format on your computer or iPad every week
  • Full access to FORIX - the world's best motorsport statistics website

We greatly appreciate your continued support to keep AUTOSPORT at the forefront of motorsport coverage, and we look forward to welcoming you as a new subscriber.

Glenn Freeman Editor
Find out more about our subscriptions

Luca Filippi stays on top iin a rain-hit second practice in Valencia

AutoGP Luca Fillippi FP2Luca Filippi maintained his impressive start to the Valencia weekend by topping the second AutoGP practice session, although his cause was aided by a sudden downpour just after he set his fastest time.

Having also set the pace in first practice, Super Nova's Filippi became the first driver to dip under the 1m23s bracket as he made a flying start to the final warm-up session ahead of qualifying.

On old rubber, Filippi's best effort was more than a second clear of DAMS driver Sergey Afanasiev - who sits directly behind him in the championship - when the rain fell, leaving the Italian with another commanding gap over the rest of the field.

Afanasiev was one of the few drivers other than Filippi to improve upon their P1 time, but any hopes he had of topping the session was ended by the sudden downpour.

Championship leader Kevin Ceccon was third fastest, although the Ombra racer was more than 1.5s slower than the man bidding to wrest the points lead from him this weekend.

Lazarus driver Fabio Onidi finished just 0.02s of a second down the road in fourth, while behind him Campos returnee Adam Carroll beat Lazarus man Fabrizio Crestani to fifth by a similar margin.

DAMS' Rio Haryanto was seventh fastest and the last man to finish within 2s of Filippi; Carroll's team-mate Adrien Tambay in eighth ending 2.224s adrift.

Giovanni Venturini of Durango and Daniel De Jong of MP Motorsport rounded out the top 10.

Pos  Driver                Team        Time       Gap
 1.  Luca Filippi	   Super Nova  1m23.702s  
 2.  Sergei Afanasiev      DAMS        1m24.857s  + 1.155s
 3.  Kevin Ceccon          Ombra       1m25.276s  + 1.574s
 4.  Fabio Onidi           Lazarus     1m25.300s  + 1.598s
 5.  Adam Carroll          Campos      1m25.437s  + 1.735s
 6.  Fabrizio Crestani     Lazarus     1m25.467s  + 1.765s
 7.  Rio Haryanto          DAMS        1m25.514s  + 1.812s
 8.  Adrien Tambay         Campos      1m25.926s  + 2.224s
 9.  Giovanni Venturini    Durango     1m26.091s  + 2.389s
10.  Daniel de Jong        MP          1m26.249s  + 2.547s
11.  Francesco Dracone     Emmebi      1m26.395s  + 2.693s
12.  Adrian Campos Jr      Campos      1m26.589s  + 2.887s
13.  Samuele Buttarelli    TP          1m27.066s  + 3.364s 
14.  Pasquale di Sabatino  TP          1m27.223s  + 3.521s
15.  Giuseppe Cipriani     Durango     1m28.573s  + 4.871s

  More news  
Read the AUTOSPORT Digital Edition
Visit the shop
See highlights from 60 years of AUTOSPORT
Breaking news feed
Live commentary feed
Haryanto earns maiden Auto GP win
Afanasiev dominates race one
Afanasiev takes Auto GP pole
Filippi fastest on AutoGP return