Daruvala leads Shwartzman on Day 2 of Bahrain F2 testing

Jehan Daruvala remained on top on the second day of Formula 2 post-season testing on Bahrain’s grand prix layout, as Prema’s Robert Shwartzman prevented another Carlin 1-2.

Daruvala leads Shwartzman on Day 2 of Bahrain F2 testing
Listen to this article

Having set the pace on the opening day of the test with a time of 1m41.848s, the Indian driver lowered the benchmark further on Wednesday to a 1m41.686s to lead Shwartzman and Carlin teammate Dan Ticktum.

It was Campos driver Ralph Boschung who held the top spot on the timesheets in the morning session, a 1m42.244s putting him just 0.027s clear of Daruvala.

But while Boschung failed to improve his time in the afternoon, Daruvala posted a 1m42.034s at the 90-minute mark to lead Ticktum’s best effort of 1m42.438s.

The two Carlin drivers remained at the head of the order until the final 10 minutes of the session when Shwartzman set the first sub-1m42s time of the day to snatch the top spot from Daruvala.

However, the Indian driver fired back in the dying minutes of Wednesday’s running, eclipsing the Prema’s driver time of 1m41.853s by 0.167s end the day the quickest of all.

Ticktum improved to a 1m42.050s late on to retake third, having been dislodged from the spot by the Hitech of Liam Lawson.

Lawson’s effort of 1m42.177s was good enough for fourth, while Boschung completed the top five with the time he had set in the first part of the day.

Marcus Armstrong was the lead DAMS driver in sixth, while UNI Virtuosi’s Felipe Drugovich edged out MP Motorsport’s Louis Deletraz by just 0.002s to take seventh.

David Beckmann was ninth after taking over the #11 Charouz car from Callum Ilott, this year’s runner-up with Virtuosi, as teammate Guilherme Samaia rounded out the top 10.

The afternoon running was interrupted by two separate red flags, both being shown in the final hour; HWA driver Matteo Nannini came to a stop at Turn 8 for the first, while 2020 Formula 3 runner-up Theo Pourchaire spun at the same corner later to bring out a second stoppage.

The post-season F2 test will conclude at the Bahrain International Circuit on Thursday, with another six hours of running split across two sessions.

Day 2 morning session results:

  DRIVER TEAM LAPTIME LAPS
1 Ralph Boschung Campos Racing 1:42.244 33
2 Jehan Daruvala Carlin 1:42.271 43
3 Liam Lawson Hitech Grand Prix 1:42.337 35
4 Jri Vips Hitech Grand Prix 1:42.550 30
5 Christian Lundgaard ART Grand Prix 1:42.819 32
6 Felipe Drugovich UNI-Virtuosi 1:42.931 45
7 Marcus Armstrong DAMS 1:42.961 39
8 Dan Ticktum Carlin 1:43.018 44
9 Roy Nissany DAMS 1:43.082 36
10 Marino Sato Trident 1:43.095 41
11 Logan Sargeant Campos Racing 1:43.099 42
12 Theo Pourchaire ART Grand Prix 1:43.117 33
13 Clement Novalak Trident 1:43.277 22
14 David Beckmann Charouz Racing System 1:43.316 37
15 Louis Deletraz MP Motorsport 1:43.464 41
16 Guilherme Samaia Charouz Racing System 1:43.718 38
17 Matteo Nannini BWT HWA RACELAB 1:43.855 28
18 Lirim Zendeli MP Motorsport 1:44.650 44
19 Roberto Merhi BWT HWA RACELAB 1:45.844 17
20 Guanyu Zhou UNI-Virtuosi 1:47.579 53
21 Oscar Piastri PREMA Racing 1:48.139 46
22 Robert Shwartzman PREMA Racing 2:03.206 31

Day 2 afternoon session results:

  DRIVER TEAM LAPTIME LAPS
1 Jehan Daruvala Carlin 1:41.686 34
2 Robert Shwartzman PREMA Racing 1:41.853 33
3 Dan Ticktum Carlin 1:42.050 35
4 Liam Lawson Hitech Grand Prix 1:42.177 39
5 Marcus Armstrong DAMS 1:42.281 42
6 Felipe Drugovich UNI-Virtuosi 1:42.373 29
7 Louis Deletraz MP Motorsport 1:42.375 23
8 David Beckmann Charouz Racing System 1:42.398 40
9 Guilherme Samaia Charouz Racing System 1:42.415 38
10 Clement Novalak Trident 1:42.467 47
11 Logan Sargeant Campos Racing 1:42.512 36
12 Guanyu Zhou UNI-Virtuosi 1:42.629 47
13 Ralph Boschung Campos Racing 1:42.635 31
14 Juri Vips Hitech Grand Prix 1:42.672 39
15 Oscar Piastri PREMA Racing 1:42.719 33
16 Marino Sato Trident 1:42.869 53
17 Roy Nissany DAMS 1:42.876 30
18 Christian Lundgaard ART Grand Prix 1:42.888 41
19 Lirim Zendeli MP Motorsport 1:43.068 18
20 Matteo Nannini BWT HWA RACELAB 1:43.744 25
21 Theo Pourchaire ART Grand Prix 1:44.519 35
22 Roberto Merhi BWT HWA RACELAB 1:44.981 19
shares
comments
Daruvala leads Carlin 1-2 on opening day of F2 test
Previous article

Daruvala leads Carlin 1-2 on opening day of F2 test

Next article

Deletraz ends Bahrain post-season F2 test on top

Deletraz ends Bahrain post-season F2 test on top
The next steps for Pourchaire after an F2 title miss Prime

The next steps for Pourchaire after an F2 title miss

Theo Pourchaire entered the 2022 Formula 2 season a firm favourite for the title after remaining with ART Grand Prix for a second season. But an unexpected charge from Felipe Drugovich and MP Motorsport meant the Frenchman was forced to settle for second. What went wrong for the Sauber protege, and where does he go from here?

FIA F2
Nov 17, 2022
The remarkable career turnaround of Enzo Fittipaldi Prime

The remarkable career turnaround of Enzo Fittipaldi

Sixth in the F2 standings heading into this month's final round, but within touching distance of third, Enzo Fittipaldi has quietly put together a strong first full season in the Formula 1 support series, recovering well from the scary Jeddah start crash that cut his 2021 campaign short. It marks a turn in fortunes for the Brazilian who thought he'd bid hopes of a career in Europe goodbye two years ago.

FIA F2
Nov 5, 2022
What the future holds for two Red Bull juniors fighting in the F2 battleground Prime

What the future holds for two Red Bull juniors fighting in the F2 battleground

Despite having two talented drivers, albeit at very different stages of their careers, Prema Racing has had mixed fortunes in FIA Formula 2 this year. Both drivers told Motorsport.com how they rate their seasons so far – and their next steps beyond 2022

FIA F2
Aug 24, 2022
Logan Sargeant: Carrying America's F1 hopes on his shoulders Prime

Logan Sargeant: Carrying America's F1 hopes on his shoulders

Two feature race wins in as many rounds have helped Logan Sargeant to emerge as the closest challenger to runaway Formula 2 points leader Felipe Drugovich. The Williams F1 junior couldn't have timed his rise better, with interest in grand prix racing on the rise in his US homeland, and he could be his country's best shot at getting a driver on the grid for the first time since 2015.

FIA F2
Jul 16, 2022
What racing in Australiar the future of F1's junior series Prime

What racing in Australiar the future of F1's junior series

The announcement that FIA Formula 2 and 3 would race alongside the Australian Grand Prix from 2023 came as a surprise, not only to fans but to the series’ teams too. But with Formula 1’s boom in popularity bringing more fans to the championships, team principals are relishing the opportunity

FIA F2
Jun 28, 2022
The other Doohan charting his way to motorsport success Prime

The other Doohan charting his way to motorsport success

Heading into FIA Formula 2 this season, there was a lot of pressure on Jack Doohan. The 2021 F3 runner-up joined a new team for his next challenge, as well as signing up to the Alpine Academy. He told Motorsport.com how he’s tackling the step up - with some help from his motorcycle legend father

FIA F2
Jun 16, 2022
How Drugovich plans on becoming Brazil's first F1 driver since 2017 Prime

How Drugovich plans on becoming Brazil's first F1 driver since 2017

With a chaotic but “pretty much perfect” FIA Formula 2 weekend in Saudi Arabia behind him, Felipe Drugovich now leads the drivers’ standings in his third crack at the series. The Brazilian driver reveals how he ended up back on the grid after what he thought would be his last year in the series, and shares his F1 aspirations.

FIA F2
Apr 1, 2022
Dennis Hauger: The Red Bull junior aiming to emulate Piastri in F2 Prime

Dennis Hauger: The Red Bull junior aiming to emulate Piastri in F2

Norwegian talent Dennis Hauger has a tough act to follow in Oscar Piastri’s footsteps on his graduation to F2 as the reigning F3 champion with Prema. Here’s what he makes of the task ahead of him.

FIA F2
Mar 16, 2022