Monras on top in second F2 practice

Miki Monras made the most of an increasingly dry Spa-Francorchamps to set the pace in Formula 2's final free practice session

Monras on top in second F2 practice

The Spaniard remained within the top five for much of the session, before moving to the front in the final ten minutes with a 2m09.124s - at the time more than half a second clear of the field.

Mihai Marinescu cut that advantage to 0.498 seconds as the chequered flag fell, the Romanian moving into second to equal his best practice result so far this season.

That demoted the impressive Jordan King - making his F2 debut this weekend, and in the process becoming the youngest driver to compete in the series - into third.

Behind the lead trio, this morning's pacesetter Ramon Pineiro was the only other driver to finish within one second of Monras' time, as the mixed conditions rewarded those who pushed late on in the session.

Alex Brundle finished fifth fastest, 1.155s down the road, ahead of championship leaders Christopher Zanella and Mirko Bortolotti in sixth and seventh respectively.

Tobias Hegewald, who took a clean sweep when F2 last visited Spa in 2009, finished eighth fastest, ahead of the British duo of Jack Clarke and Will Bratt.

Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Miki Monras 2m09.124s 2. Mihai Marinescu 2m09.622s + 0.498s 3. Jordan King 2m09.644s + 0.520s 4. Ramon Pineiro 2m10.123s + 0.999s 5. Alex Brundle 2m10.279s + 1.155s 6. Christopher Zanella 2m10.562s + 1.438s 7. Mirko Bortolotti 2m10.566s + 1.442s 8. Tobias Hegewald 2m10.621s + 1.497s 9. Jack Clarke 2m10.844s + 1.720s 10. Will Bratt 2m10.850s + 1.726s 11. Benjamin Lariche 2m11.443s + 2.319s 12. Julian Theobald 2m11.482s + 2.358s 13. Kelvin Snoeks 2m11.542s + 2.418s 14. Armaan Ebrahim 2m11.614s + 2.490s 15. Jose Luis Abadín 2m12.546s + 3.422s 16. Thiemo Storz 2m12.573s + 3.449s 17. Parthiva Sureshwaren 2m12.719s + 3.595s 18. Maxim Snegirev 2m12.992s + 3.868s 19. James Cole 2m13.169s + 4.045s 20. Mikkel Mac 2m13.264s + 4.140s 21. Tom Mun 2m13.334s + 4.210s 22. Johannes Theobald 2m13.486s + 4.362s 23. Plamen Kralev 2m14.874s + 5.750s 
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