F2 Spain: DAMS driver Albon tops practice ahead of Sette Camara

Baku feature race winner Alexander Albon continued his strong form by topping Formula 2 practice at Barcelona

F2 Spain: DAMS driver Albon tops practice ahead of Sette Camara

In the first part of the 45-minute session, a battle erupted between Albon, the Carlin-run cars of Lando Norris and Sergio Sette Camara, and Campos driver Luca Ghiotto for control of the top spot on the time sheets.

With around 16 minutes to go, Albon held a slide perfectly through Barcelona's Turn 13, the quick but tight right-hander approaching the final chicane.

The corner caught many F2 drivers in practice, as well as several GP3 racers during the third tier category's practice running earlier on Friday, but Albon was still able to set a time of 1m29.357s.

That secured the top spot honours ahead of Sette Camara by 0.2s, and Luca Ghiotto was a further two tenths adrift in third.

Nyck de Vries joined the party to put his Prema Racing-run car fourth, ahead of Norris, whose final fast lap was compromised by skating into the run-off heading onto the straight after rapid right of the Campsa Turn 9.

Antonio Fuoco continued Charouz Racing System's strong run in its debut F2 year to take sixth, with Roberto Merhi and George Russell both the highest-placed drivers for their teams, MP Motorsport and ART Grand Prix, in seventh and eighth respectively.

Roy Nissany and Russell's ART team-mate Jack Aitken sealed the final spots in the top 10.

The early running was halted by Trident driver Santino Ferrucci going off on his installation lap at the start of the session, while Ralph Boschung (MP) spun off at the entry to Turn 4, which caused a further delay to the session.

Results

Pos Driver Team Gap Laps
1 Alexander Albon DAMS 1m29.327s 14
2 Sergio Sette Camara Carlin 0.294s 15
3 Luca Ghiotto Campos Vexatec Racing 0.437s 16
4 Nyck de Vries Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 0.551s 14
5 Lando Norris Carlin 0.664s 17
6 Antonio Fuoco Charouz Racing System 0.834s 16
7 Roberto Merhi MP Motorsport 0.855s 16
8 George Russell ART Grand Prix 0.965s 17
9 Roy Nissany Campos Vexatec Racing 1.010s 17
10 Jack Aitken ART Grand Prix 1.060s 17
11 Louis Deletraz Charouz Racing System 1.111s 18
12 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 1.323s 16
13 Tadasuke Makino RUSSIAN TIME 1.342s 12
14 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1.348s 16
15 Maximilian Guenther BWT Arden 1.499s 16
16 Arjun Maini Trident 1.587s 18
17 Nirei Fukuzumi BWT Arden 1.708s 16
18 Sean Gelael Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing 1.852s 14
19 Santino Ferrucci Trident 21.186s 2
20 Ralph Boschung MP Motorsport 24.211s 4

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