Drugovich tops second day of F2 Abu Dhabi test for MP

Felipe Drugovich ended top of the times on the second day of the Formula 2 post-season test in Abu Dhabi.

The Brazilian, making a return to MP Motorsport, emerged fastest in the three-hour morning session, posting a 1m35.614s that proved the quickest time from the day's two session.

Drugovich’s time was 0.179s slower than the benchmark set by Prema Racing’s Jehan Daruvala, who topped the times on Thursday, the first of three days of running at the Yas Marina Circuit.

The effort was the only lap underneath the 1m36s barrier as Virtuosi Racing’s Jack Doohan came the closest to challenging Drugovich with a 1m36.079 personal best.

It was a continuation of Doohan’s strong start to life in F2 having secured a front row start for the feature race at the circuit last weekend. The Australian was also third fastest in testing yesterday.

Williams Formula 1 junior and new Carlin signing Logan Sargeant emerged third quickest on the day, clocking his best time of 1m36.155s to top the afternoon session.

Thursday’s pacesetter Daruvala was fourth fastest overall having logged times good enough for the third and second in the two respective sessions. The Indian was 0.465s shy of Drugovich’s pace.

ART Grand Prix’s Theo Pourchaire was fifth courtesy of a time set on fresh medium tyres towards the end of the morning session.

Liam Lawson (Carlin), Juri Vips (Hitech Grand Prix), Marcus Armstrong (Hitech Grand Prix) filled positions sixth through to eighth, while newly crowned FIA F3 champion Dennis Hauger was ninth overall in his second outing for Prema.

The top 10 was rounded out by Jake Hughes, driving fro the new Van Amersfoort Racing team that has taken over from HWA Racelab.

Juan Manuel Correa continued to show glimpses of strong pace on his F2 return to end the day 13th overall behind Campos Racing’s Ralph Boschung and DAMSRoy Nissany.

Both sessions were interrupted by red flag periods with Frederik Vesti (ART Grand Prix), Correa (Charouz Racing System), Guilherme Samaia (Charouz Racing System), Sargeant, Ayumu Iwasa (DAMS), Hughes and Teppei Natori (Trident) causing stoppages during the day.

The post-season test concludes on Saturday after a further six hours of running.

Pos Driver  Team Time  Gap Laps 
Logan Sargeant Carlin 1'36.155   44
Jehan Daruvala Prema Racing 1'36.271 0.116 46
Marcus Armstrong Hitech Grand Prix 1'36.380 0.225 51
Dennis Hauger Prema Racing 1'36.426 0.271 46
Jack Doohan UNI-Virtuosi 1'36.495 0.340 48
Liam Lawson Carlin 1'36.608 0.453 48
J.M.Correa Charouz Racing System 1'36.687 0.532 41
Jake Hughes Van Amersfoort Racing 1'36.783 0.628 34
Guilherme Samaia Charouz Racing System 1'36.864 0.709 45
10  Juri Vips Hitech Grand Prix 1'36.921 0.766 51
11  Felipe Drugovich MP Motorsport 1'36.992 0.837 49
12  Marino Sato UNI-Virtuosi 1'37.000 0.845 48
13  Ayumu Iwasa DAMS 1'37.094 0.939 42
14  Teppei Natori Trident 1'37.150 0.995 51
15  Roy Nissany DAMS 1'37.478 1.323 60
16  Amaury Cordeel Van Amersfoort Racing 1'37.480 1.325 45
17  Olli Caldwell Campos Racing 1'37.610 1.455 51
18  Calan Williams Trident 1'37.903 1.748 44
19  Theo Pourchaire ART Grand Prix 1'38.938 2.783 62
20  Clément Novalak MP Motorsport 1'38.999 2.844 38
21  Ralph Boschung Campos Racing 1'39.042 2.887 46
22  Frederik Vesti ART Grand Prix 1'39.396 3.241 50
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