Stoneman pulls clear in final practice

Dean Stoneman found more than eight tenths of a second to move well clear of his rivals in Friday's second Formula 2 practice session at Brands Hatch

Stoneman pulls clear in final practice

The Briton had topped the day's earlier session in which the top four cars were covered by less than one tenth. But this afternoon he improved significantly and finished the half hour seven tenths clear.

Will Bratt was second quickest, with Tom Gladdis another tenth back in third.

Armaan Ebrahim was fourth, ahead of championship leader Jolyon Palmer and Italian Nicola de Marco.

Philipp Eng was a contender at the top of the timesheet early on, but slipped to seventh by the end, with Benjamin Bailly, Sergei Afanasiev and Benjamin Lariche rounding out the top 10 ahead of this afternoon's first qualifying session.

Julian Theobald lost valuable track time on his first F2 weekend when he damaged his suspension in a collision with Mihai Marinescu on his out lap.

The session was red-flagged early on when Plamen Kralev spun into the gravel and Natalia Kowalska went off at Surtees and rejoined.

Pos Driver Time Gap Laps 1. Dean Stoneman 1m16.008s 14 2. Will Bratt 1m16.710s +0.702 16 3. Tom Gladdis 1m16.845s +0.837 16 4. Armaan Ebrahim 1m16.982s +0.974 15 5. Jolyon Palmer 1m17.080s +1.072 16 6. Nicola de Marco 1m17.104s +1.096 16 7. Philipp Eng 1m17.186s +1.178 14 8. Benjamin Bailly 1m17.245s +1.237 16 9. Sergei Afanasiev 1m17.404s +1.396 16 10. Benjamin Lariche 1m17.459s +1.451 16 11. Kazim Vasiliauskas 1m17.522s +1.514 15 12. Ricardo Teixeira 1m17.534s +1.526 15 13. Jack Clarke 1m17.642s +1.634 18 14. Ivan Samarin 1m17.807s +1.799 16 15. Parthiva Sureshwaren 1m18.080s +2.072 14 16. Natalia Kowalska 1m18.397s +2.389 14 17. Mihai Marinescu 1m18.419s +2.411 15 18. Plamen Kralev 1m21.515s +5.507 2 19. Julian Theobald no time 1 
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