De Vries sets the pace on final day of Bahrain test

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Nyck De Vries has set the pace on the final day of the FIA Formula 2 test at the Bahrain International Circuit, grabbing the top spot in both sessions as he denied his rivals twice over, with a time of 1:40.583, just seven thousands ahead of Nobuharu Matsushita and Oliver Rowland, in the morning session, and with an afternoon time of 1:41.880, ahead of Rapax teammate Johnny Cecotto and Norman Nato.

The morning session opened under overcast conditions and slightly cooler temperatures than seen for the last two days, with De Vries clearly enjoying the elements as he set the early pace. The PREMA pair of Charles Leclerc and Antonio Fuoco soon took over on top, with the Italian the first to drop below 1:41.

At the one hour mark yesterday’s quickest driver Nicholas Latifi grabbed the top spot, but teammate Oliver Rowland had his eye on the prize: the Briton dethroned the Canadian by just eight hundredths, with Matsushita soon splitting the DAMS pair, indicating the fine margins between the teams, but with just over a half an hour remaining De Vries stole past them all, grabbing P1 by just 0.007s.

Following a one hour break the pitlane was green again, with de Vries the first man on track as he looked to resume hostilities. Artem Markelov topped the timesheets in the opening stages before the Pertamina Arden of Sean Gelael and Nato took over, but on the one hour mark Cecotto went top, ahead of De Vries and Nato.

The Dutchman bided his time before striking in the final hour, again grabbing the top spot with Nato closing in to P2, but Cecotto reclaimed the position just before the chequered flag to hand his Rapax team a 1-2 in the final session before the opening round of the FIA Formula 2 Championship, to be run in Bahrain in just 2 weeks’ time, on 14-16 April.

Day 3 Morning results

 

Driver

Team

Laptime

Laps

1.

Nyck de Vries

Rapax

1:40.583

27

2.

Oliver Rowland

DAMS

1:40.590

16

3.

Nobuharu Matsushita

ART Grand Prix

1:40.618

18

4.

Nicholas Latifi

DAMS

1:40.679

12

5.

Antonio Fuoco

PREMA Racing

1:40.780

22

6.

Alexander Albon

ART Grand Prix

1:40.844

17

7.

Charles Leclerc

PREMA Racing

1:40.916

33

8.

Norman Nato

Pertamina Arden

1:41.180

37

9.

Sean Gelael

Pertamina Arden

1:41.181

35

10.

Artem Markelov

RUSSIAN TIME

1:41.197

23

11.

Luca Ghiotto

RUSSIAN TIME

1:41.211

26

12.

Louis Deletraz

Racing Engineering

1:41.281

21

13.

Sergio Sette Camara

MP Motorsport

1:41.329

13

14.

Johnny Cecotto

Rapax

1:41.448

30

15.

Gustav Malja

Racing Engineering

1:41.592

17

16.

Ralph Boschung

Campos Racing

1:41.602

32

17.

Sergio Canamasas

Trident

1:41.960

24

18.

Raoul Hyman

Campos Racing

1:42.359

32

19.

Nabil Jeffri

Trident

1:42.580

25

20.

Jordan King

MP Motorsport

1:45.862

29

 

Day 3 Afternoon results

 

Driver

Team

Laptime

Laps

1.

Nyck de Vries

Rapax

1:41.888

40

2.

Johnny Cecotto

Rapax

1:41.914

22

3.

Norman Nato

Pertamina Arden

1:42.807

42

4.

Nabil Jeffri

Trident

1:43.821

36

5.

Sergio Sette Camara

MP Motorsport

1:44.042

34

6.

Oliver Rowland

DAMS

1:44.923

42

7.

Jordan King

MP Motorsport

1:45.007

32

8.

Artem Markelov

RUSSIAN TIME

1:45.111

43

9.

Ralph Boschung

Campos Racing

1:45.265

31

10.

Nicholas Latifi

DAMS

1:45.354

43

11.

Antonio Fuoco

PREMA Racing

1:45.436

37

12.

Luca Ghiotto

RUSSIAN TIME

1:45.656

31

13.

Alexander Albon

ART Grand Prix

1:45.754

51

14.

Sean Gelael

Pertamina Arden

1:45.841

36

15.

Nobuharu Matsushita

ART Grand Prix

1:46.061

53

16.

Raoul Hyman

Campos Racing

1:46.072

28

17.

Louis Delétraz

Racing Engineering

1:46.314

39

18.

Gustav Malja

Racing Engineering

1:46.539

45

19.

Charles Leclerc

PREMA Racing

1:46.925

35

20.

Sergio Canamasas

Trident

1:47.261

31

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