Lundgaard fastest as Piastri chalks up F2 laps

Christian Lundgaard Picture: Bahrain International Circuit Facebook

Christian Lundgaard banked the fastest time on Day 2 of the pre-season FIA Formula 2 test in Bahrain as Oscar Piastri racked up the laps.

Piastri, set the ninth fastest time in the morning session as part of a busier programme for the Australian.

The Alpine Academy member recorded 32 laps in the morning to surpass the 25 he completed on the opening day.

He then banked another 32 laps in the afternoon, though his best in that session saw him in 21st of the 22 runners, almost eight seconds slower than pace-setter Dan Ticktum.

On the day’s amalgamated times, Piastri ended the day 10th fastest.

Lundgaard’s best of the day stood at 1:41.697, set before lunch, while Ticktum was quickest in the later session at 1:42.185.

The Brit had been only 11th fastest in the morning, 1.5s away from the outright pace but found a second in the afternoon’s running.

Piastri’s Prema Racing team-mate, Robert Shwartzman was fifth fastest in the morning but slipped down the order in the afternoon to 15th.

Testing in Bahrain continues on Wednesday (local time), the final day of running ahead of the 2021 season.

That sees drivers in action supporting the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix on March 26-28.

Day 2: FIA Formula 2 Championship, pre-season test (morning)

Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1 Christian Lundgaard ART Grand Prix 1:41.697 39
2 Bent Viscaal Trident 1:42.028 28
3 Marcus Armstrong DAMS 1:42.038 26
4 Liam Lawson Hitech Grand Prix 1:42.256 28
5 Robert Shwartzman PREMA Racing 1:42.257 27
6 Jüri Vips Hitech Grand Prix 1:42.299 22
7 Théo Pourchaire ART Grand Prix 1:42.347 42
8 Roy Nissany DAMS 1:42.419 31
9 Oscar Piastri PREMA Racing 1:42.462 32
10 Marino Sato Trident 1:42.997 27
11 Dan Ticktum Carlin 1:43.158 35
12 Ralph Boschung Campos Racing 1:43.206 40
13 Jehan Daruvala Carlin 1:43.616 35
14 David Beckmann Charouz Racing System 1:43.954 48
15 Guanyu Zhou UNI-Virtuosi 1:43.997 38
16 Lirim Zendeli MP Motorsport 1:44.346 31
17 Richard Verschoor MP Motorsport 1:44.485 31
18 Guilherme Samaia Charouz Racing System 1:44.575 50
19 Gianluca Petecof Campos Racing 1:45.419 33
20 Felipe Drugovich UNI-Virtuosi 1:45.865 46
21 Matteo Nannini HWA RACELAB 1:45.865 20
22 Alessio Deledda HWA RACELAB 1:46.413 13

Day 2: FIA Formula 2 Championship, pre-season test (afternoon)

Pos Driver Team Tim Laps
1 Dan Ticktum Carlin 1:42.185 36
2 Jehan Daruvala Carlin 1:42.619 36
3 Guanyu Zhou UNI-Virtuosi 1:43.114 30
4 Guilherme Samaia Charouz Racing System 1:43.129 40
5 Felipe Drugovich UNI-Virtuosi 1:43.194 34
6 Ralph Boschung Campos Racing 1:44.320 25
7 Richard Verschoor MP Motorsport 1:44.335 20
8 Gianluca Petecof Campos Racing 1:44.569 10
9 David Beckmann Charouz Racing System 1:44.640 19
10 Bent Viscaal Trident 1:44.879 42
11 Lirim Zendeli MP Motorsport 1:45.052 21
12 Christian Lundgaard ART Grand Prix 1:46.913 45
13 Théo Pourchaire ART Grand Prix 1:47.429 47
14 Jüri Vips Hitech Grand Prix 1:47.497 47
15 Robert Shwartzman PREMA Racing 1:47.614 33
16 Marcus Armstrong DAMS 1:47.900 44
17 Alessio Deledda HWA RACELAB 1:47.904 30
18 Liam Lawson Hitech Grand Prix 1:48.814 39
19 Roy Nissany DAMS 1:48.974 42
20 Marino Sato Trident 1:49.501 30
21 Oscar Piastri PREMA Racing 1:49.824 32
22 Matteo Nannini HWA RACELAB 1:50.445 18

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