Luciano Bacheta fastest in damp Algarve Formula 2 practice

Luciano Bacheta continued his impressive form to top the timesheets at the end of free practice one, ahead of the second Formula 2 meeting of the season at the Algarve circuit

Luciano Bacheta fastest in damp Algarve Formula 2 practice

The Briton won both races at Silverstone two weeks ago, and mastered a wet practice session in Portugal to end 0.2 seconds clear of the field.

Teenaged sensation Matheo Tuscher set the pace early on, but as the rain eased and the laptimes began to drop the Swiss driver fell back, ultimately ending the session in sixth place. It was reigning Formula Renault BARC champion Dino Zamparelli who was the man closest to challenging Bacheta, finishing the session second ahead of Markus Pommer, Christopher Zanella and Kevin Mirocha.

Daniel McKenzie set the seventh quickest laptime, while the men sharing second place in the championship had disappointing mornings; Mihai Marinescu and Alex Fontana finishing eighth and 10th respectively. They were split by F2 newcomer Victor Guerin, who set the ninth fastest time despite not completing the session after going off the circuit.

Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Luciano Bacheta 1m49.325s 2. Dino Zamparelli 1m49.517s + 0.192s 3. Markus Pommer 1m49.676s + 0.351s 4. Christopher Zanella 1m49.742s + 0.417s 5. Kevin Mirocha 1m50.118s + 0.793s 6. Matheo Tuscher 1m50.445s + 1.120s 7. Daniel McKenzie 1m50.468s + 1.143s 8. Mihai Marinescu 1m50.476s + 1.151s 9. Victor Guerin 1m50.647s + 1.322s 10. Alex Fontana 1m50.750s + 1.425s 11. Hector Hurst 1m51.046s + 1.721s 12. Max Snegirev 1m51.104s + 1.779s 13. David Zhu 1m51.262s + 1.937s 14. Mauro Calamia 1m51.683s + 2.358s 15. Kourosh Khani 1m52.184s + 2.859s 16. Plamen Kralev 1m52.536s + 3.211s 17. Parthiva Sureshwaren 1m53.257s + 3.932s 
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