Afanasiev tops Brno final practice

Sergei Afanasiev went quickest in Friday's second Formula 2 free practice session at Brno

Afanasiev tops Brno final practice

The circuit was fully dry following this morning's rain, with lap times nearly 20 seconds faster than in FP1.

Afanasiev, who finished on the podium last year at Brno in Formula Master, claimed the top spot by setting a time just 0.014s quicker than Kazim Vasiliauskas on the final flying lap of the session.

Tom Gladdis and Benjamin Bailly were third and fourth - the latter completing his first dry laps of the Czech circuit.

Philipp Eng and Nicola de Marco - who both finished on the podium here last season - were fifth and sixth, both within 0.020s of Bailly's time, while Dean Stoneman was just another three hundredths back in seventh.

Ivan Samarin was eighth, ahead of Steven Kane's best time in the test car, with Mihai Marinescu and Natalia Kowalska rounding out the top 10.

Jolyon Palmer, who was fastest in the earlier wet session, was only 12th this afternoon, while regular front runner Will Bratt was 17th.

Palmer, Eng and Stoneman were the only drivers to spin during the session, up until Plamen Kralev's off brought out the red flags two minutes before time.

Pos Driver Time Gap Laps 1. Sergei Afanasiev 1m47.362s 12 2. Kazim Vasiliauskas 1m47.376s +0.014 11 3. Tom Gladdis 1m47.752s +0.390 13 4. Benjamin Bailly 1m47.870s +0.508 13 5. Philipp Eng 1m47.872s +0.510 12 6. Nicola de Marco 1m47.890s +0.528 12 7. Dean Stoneman 1m47.921s +0.559 12 8. Ivan Samarin 1m48.057s +0.695 13 9. Mihai Marinescu 1m48.391s +1.029 13 10. Natalia Kowalska 1m48.452s +1.090 14 11. Kelvin Snoeks 1m48.509s +1.147 13 12. Jolyon Palmer 1m48.601s +1.239 12 13. Jack Clarke 1m48.620s +1.258 12 14. Julian Theobald 1m48.709s +1.347 15 15. Armaan Ebrahim 1m49.002s +1.640 12 16. Benjamin Lariche 1m49.053s +1.691 13 17. Will Bratt 1m49.065s +1.703 12 18. Ricardo Teixeira 1m49.078s +1.716 11 19. Plamen Kralev 1m50.522s +3.160 9 20. Parthiva Sureshwaren 1m50.806s +3.444 13 
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