Mihai Marinescu again sets the pace in second F2 practice at Silverstone

Mihai Marinescu once again set the pace in the second Formula 2 practice session at Silverstone on Friday afternoon, but left it until late in the day to take the top spot

Mihai Marinescu again sets the pace in second F2 practice at Silverstone

It was series rookie Markus Pommer, the pace-setter at the recent Silverstone pre-season test, who hit the front midway through the session, but Alex Fontana usurped him within a few minutes.

Morning pace-setter Marinescu, third at the time, then usurped both with a 1m47.388s lap with just seconds remaining on the clock, putting him 0.244s clear of Fontana.

Behind Pommer were Luciano Bacheta, the surprisingly swift Parthiva Sureshwaren and Kourosh Khani.

Dino Zamparelli, Kevin Mirocha, Hector Hurst and Plamen Kralev completed the top 10.

Expected front runner Christopher Zanella did not take part in the session in a bid to save a set of tyres for later in the weekend.

Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Mihai Marinescu 1m47.388s 2. Alex Fontana 1m47.632s + 0.244s 3. Markus Pommer 1m47.788s + 0.400s 4. Luciano Bacheta 1m48.473s + 1.085s 5. Parthiva Sureshwaren 1m48.571s + 1.183s 6. Kourosh Khani 1m48.587s + 1.199s 7. Dino Zamparelli 1m48.588s + 1.200s 8. Kevin Mirocha 1m48.595s + 1.207s 9. Hector Hurst 1m48.606s + 1.218s 10. Plamen Kralev 1m48.612s + 1.224s 11. David Zhu 1m48.671s + 1.283s 12. Daniel McKenzie 1m48.812s + 1.424s 13. Jose Luis Abadin 1m49.023s + 1.635s 14. Matheo Tuscher 1m48.512s + 2.124s 15. Samuele Buttarelli 1m49.633s + 2.245s 16. Mauro Calamia 1m49.971s + 2.583s 17. Christopher Zanella No time 
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