Correa tops second day of F2 Abu Dhabi testing, Schumacher second

GP3 graduate Juan Manuel Correa denied European Formula 3 champion Mick Schumacher the top spot with a last-gasp lap in Abu Dhabi Formula 2 testing on Friday

Correa tops second day of F2 Abu Dhabi testing, Schumacher second

Correa, who scored a best result of fourth place in his first full GP3 season this year, switched to Charouz Racing System for Friday's F2 running after testing with MP Motorsport on Thursday.

Schumacher, in action for the Prema Racing team that has run him through Formula 4, F3 and has already announced him as part of its 2019 F2 line-up, inched ahead of experienced F2 driver Luca Ghiotto by 0.002 seconds to hit the front when the test resumed with 23 minutes remaining after a red flag.

But Correa was able to outpace Schumacher by two tenths of a second late on to end the day fastest.

Ghiotto ended up third ahead of fellow series regular Sergio Sette Camara, running with likely 2019 team DAMS, and Carlin's returnee Nobuharu Matsushita.

GP3 champion Anthoine Hubert had caused the late red flag with a spin but set the morning pace for MP.

Jack Aitken, in second for Charouz, was the only 2018 F2 driver in that session's top six.

Giuliano Alesi, Dorian Boccolacci and Leonardo Pulcini were third, fifth and sixth, with F3 convert Guan Yu Zhou fourth.

In the day's GP3 sessions, series regular Niko Kari's morning time for Trident stood as fastest. Jehan Daruvala was his closest rival in the morning and led the afternoon.

Day two morning results

Pos Driver Team Gap Laps
1 Anthoine Hubert MP Motorsport 1m51.116s 16
2 Jack Aitken Charouz Racing System 0.308s 31
3 Giuliano Alesi Trident 0.498s 29
4 Guanyu Zhou RUSSIAN TIME 0.670s 30
5 Dorian Boccolacci MP Motorsport 1.057s 23
6 Leonardo Pulcini Campos Vexatec Racing 1.063s 32
7 Luca Ghiotto RUSSIAN TIME 1.215s 23
8 Louis Deletraz Carlin 1.300s 38
9 Callum Ilott Trident 1.341s 29
10 Sebastian Fernandez Campos Vexatec Racing 1.729s 23
11 Marino Sato BWT Arden 1.822s 26
12 Nobuharu Matsushita Carlin 1.924s 39
13 Juan Manuel Correa Charouz Racing System 1.759s 26
14 Ralf Aron BWT Arden 2.800s 24
15 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 4.696s 39
16 Nikita Mazepin ART Grand Prix 4.897s 43
17 Sean Gelael Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 5.147s 41
18 Sergio Sette Camara DAMS 5.453s 38
19 Mick Schumacher Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 5.543s 40
20 Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix 5.943s 45

Day two afternoon results

Pos Driver Team Gap Laps
1 Juan Manuel Correa Charouz Racing System 1m49.958s 31
2 Mick Schumacher Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 0.208s 25
3 Luca Ghiotto RUSSIAN TIME 0.210s 25
4 Sergio Sette Camara DAMS 0.265s 26
5 Nobuharu Matsushita Carlin 0.269s 23
6 Jack Aitken Charouz Racing System 0.298s 30
7 Louis Deletraz Carlin 0.325s 26
8 Dorian Boccolacci MP Motorsport 0.436s 23
9 Nikita Mazepin ART Grand Prix 0.513s 29
10 Callum Ilott Trident 0.517s 36
11 Guanyu Zhou RUSSIAN TIME 0.617s 27
12 Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix 0.624s 31
13 Giuliano Alesi Trident 0.699s 29
14 Sean Gelael Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 0.709s 27
15 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 0.715s 30
16 Leonardo Pulcini Campos Vexatec Racing 0.727s 23
17 Sebastian Fernandez Campos Vexatec Racing 1.295s 12
18 Marino Sato BWT Arden 1.581s 29
19 Ralf Aron BWT Arden 1.835s 27
20 Anthoine Hubert MP Motorsport 2.639s 11

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