Silverstone F2: Tsunoda leads Carlin 1-2 in practice

Jamie Klein
·2-min read

Tsunoda, who came close to a first F2 victory in the wet at the Red Bull Ring earlier this month but finished second after a radio problem, took control of the timesheets with a 1m40.879s just under 15 minutes into the 45-minute session.

The Japanese driver then improved to a 1m40.563s, which would go unchallenged to the chequered flag, albeit suffering a scare when he spun at Brooklands with 15 minutes to go.

In the end, Tsunoda concluded the session with 0.470s in hand over Daruvala, who in turn was just 0.030s faster than MP Motorsport driver Felipe Drugovich in third.

UNI-Virtuosi pair Callum Ilott and Guanyu Zhou were next up in fourth and fifth places, followed by Dan Ticktum (DAMS), Louis Deletraz (Charouz) and Nikita Mazepin (Hitech).

Christian Lundgaard briefly topped the times early in the session on a 1m41.512s, which proved good enough for ninth by the finish ahead of ART teammate Marcus Armstrong.

Mick Schumacher was 11th fastest in the best of the Prema Racing cars, albeit 1.1s off the pace. His points-leading teammate Robert Shwartzman was a further three places back in 14th.

HWA driver Giuliano Alesi failed to complete a representative lap after an early spin coming through Abbey and Farm, which prompted a Virtual Safety Car period. 

DAMS driver Sean Gelael also spun at Stowe but managed to continue, ending up 12th.

Session results:

1

7

Japan

Yuki Tsunoda

United Kingdom

Carlin

1'40.563

 

2

8

India

Jehan Daruvala

United Kingdom

Carlin

1'41.033

0.470

3

15

Brazil

Felipe Drugovich

Netherlands

MP Motorsport

1'41.063

0.500

4

4

United Kingdom

Callum Ilott

United Kingdom

UNI-Virtuosi

1'41.182

0.619

5

3

China

Guanyu Zhou

United Kingdom

UNI-Virtuosi

1'41.348

0.785

6

2

United Kingdom

Dan Ticktum

France

DAMS

1'41.357

0.794

7

11

Switzerland

Louis Deletraz

Czech Republic

Charouz Racing System

1'41.428

0.865

8

24

Russian Federation

Nikita Mazepin

United Kingdom

HitechGP

1'41.496

0.933

9

6

Denmark

Christian Lundgaard

France

ART Grand Prix

1'41.512

0.949

10

5

New Zealand

Marcus Armstrong

France

ART Grand Prix

1'41.557

0.994

11

20

Germany

Mick Schumacher

Italy

Prema Powerteam

1'41.671

1.108

12

1

Indonesia

Sean Gelael

France

DAMS

1'41.718

1.155

13

25

Italy

Luca Ghiotto

United Kingdom

HitechGP

1'41.767

1.204

14

21

Russian Federation

Robert Shwartzman

Italy

Prema Powerteam

1'41.778

1.215

15

12

Brazil

Pedro Piquet

Czech Republic

Charouz Racing System

1'41.972

1.409

16

14

Japan

Nobuharu Matsushita

Netherlands

MP Motorsport

1'41.994

1.431

17

22

Israel

Roy Nissany

Italy

Trident

1'42.221

1.658

18

16

Russian Federation

Artem Markelov

Germany

HWA AG

1'42.408

1.845

19

9

United Kingdom

Jack Aitken

Spain

Campos Racing

1'42.687

2.124

20

23

Japan

Marino Sato

Italy

Trident

1'43.326

2.763

21

10

Brazil

Guilherme Samaia

Spain

Campos Racing

1'44.556

3.993

22

17

France

Giuliano Alesi

Germany

HWA AG

1'59.029

18.466

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