Roy Nissany managed the tricky conditions on a cold and wet second day of running in Barcelona, beating Trident’s Richard Verschoor and his DAMS' teammate, Ayumu Iwasa. Nissany set a 1:28.812 to beat the duo by more than half a second in between six Red Flags in the morning.

The wind and the rain continued into the afternoon and the quickest time was nearly a second down on the morning. Marcus Armstrong’s 1:29.752 was enough to lead the standings in the PM, with the New Zealander beating MP Motorsport’s Felipe Drugovich and his Hitech Grand Prix teammate Jüri Vips.


A drop of rain and dark clouds threatened a wet session on the morning of Day 2, but apart from a brief spitting, the track would remain relatively dry throughout the third outing of the test.

Trident’s Richard Verschoor set the benchmark time at the start, posting a 1:29.328 on hard tyres for Trident, ahead of Iwasa.

There were several interruptions throughout the morning, beginning when Marino Sato’s Virtuosi stopped on the main straight in the opening hour. Iwasa was another, as the Japanese racer lost control of his DAMS and clipped the wall at Turn 5.

Turn 5 was proving tricky to master in difficult conditions, as Jake Hughes and Olli Caldwell both ended up in the gravel shortly after. There were two further Red Flags during the session, as Vips spun to a stop at Turn 11 before Caldwell’s Campos came to a standstill at Turn 4.

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Armstrong finished fastest in the afternoon session
Armstrong finished fastest in the afternoon session

Despite the disruptions, there was still a fair amount of running completed, with 16 drivers surpassing the 30-lap mark. Of those, it was Charouz Racing System’s Enzo Fittipaldi who completed the most tours, the Brazilian passing go 52 times.

Nissany knocked Verschoor down to second with the fastest time of the session, breaking the 1m 29s barrier to beat the Trident driver by more than half a second. Nissany’s time also bumped his DAMS teammate, Iwasa, down to third.

Campos Racing’s Ralph Boschung and Trident’s Calan Williams completed the top five. ART Grand Prix’s Théo Pourchaire was sixth, ahead of Carlin’s Liam Lawson and PREMA Racing’s Jehan Daruvala. Behind them, Caldwell beat Vips to ninth.


After a stop-start morning stint, rain proved to be the only real interrupting factor in the afternoon, as a sprinkle in the afternoon led to a spell stuck in the garages, with too little rain for wet tyres and too much for slicks.

Vips set the benchmark at 1:30.148 in the opening half an hour, but the Red Bull reserve driver was knocked down to third by his Hitech teammate, Armstrong, as well as by Felipe Drugovich.

Armstrong’s time of 1:29.752 was enough to top the session, with the New Zealander finishing 0.208s ahead of Drugovich.

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Sargeant completed the most laps on Day 2 posting 87 in total
Sargeant completed the most laps on Day 2, posting 87 in total

There was a brief stoppage as Calan Williams came to a halt at the final corner and brought out the session’s only Red Flag.

There weren’t many improvements in the final half an hour. PREMA Racing’s Dennis Hauger managed to break into the top 10 by going fifth, as Amaury Cordeel held onto fourth ahead of him.

Hauger’s late time dropped Caldwell to sixth, with Clément Novalak and Richard Verschoor seventh and eighth.

Carlin pairing Liam Lawson and Logan Sargeant rounded out the top 10 and also sat joint-top of the lap-count in the afternoon, completing 49 tours of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya each.

The final day of testing at Barcelona will kick into action on Thursday at 9am local time.


1Roy NissanyISRDAMS1:28.81237
2Richard VerschoorNLDTrident1:29.32834
3Ayumu IwasaJPNDAMS1:29.59623
4Ralph BoschungCHECampos Racing1:29.69529
5Calan WilliamsAUSTrident1:29.70240
6Théo PourchaireFRAART Grand Prix1:29.83738
7Liam LawsonNZLCarlin1:29.89836
8Jehan DaruvalaINDPREMA Racing1:30.05741
9Olli CaldwellGBRCampos Racing1:30.24533
10Juri VipsESTHitech Grand Prix1:30.26926
11Logan SargeantUSACarlin1:30.38538
12Enzo FittipaldiBRACharouz Racing System1:30.43352
13Frederik VestiDNKART Grand Prix1:30.46839
14Dennis HaugerNORPREMA Racing1:31.28838
15Felipe DrugovichBRAMP Motorsport1:33.36944
16Clément NovalakFRAMP Motorsport1:33.65540
17Jack DoohanAUSVirtuosi Racing1:34.18249
18Marcus ArmstrongNZLHitech Grand Prix1:34.31949
19Amaury CordeelBELVan Amersfoort Racing1:34.33141
20Jake HughesGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:35.03726
21Marino SatoJPNVirtuosi Racing1:35.47813


1Marcus ArmstrongNZLHitech Grand Prix1:29.75227
2Felipe DrugovichBRAMP Motorsport1:29.96020
3Juri VipsESTHitech Grand Prix1:30.14827
4Amaury CordeelBELVan Amersfoort Racing1:30.16920
5Dennis HaugerNORPREMA Racing1:30.16924
6Olli CaldwellGBRCampos Racing1:30.51636
7Clément NovalakFRAMP Motorsport1:30.95013
8Richard VerschoorNLDTrident1:32.87045
9Liam LawsonNZLCarlin1:33.08349
10Logan SargeantUSACarlin1:33.14249
11Ayumu IwasaJPNDAMS1:33.24127
12Jehan DaruvalaINDPREMA Racing1:33.44423
13Ralph BoschungCHECampos Racing1:33.60345
14Enzo FittipaldiBRACharouz Racing System1:33.71331
15Jack DoohanAUSVirtuosi Racing1:33.95426
16Calan WilliamsAUSTrident1:34.44910
17Théo PourchaireFRAART Grand Prix1:34.51647
18Roy NissanyISRDAMS1:34.58039
19Frederik VestiDNKART Grand Prix1:34.90145
20Marino SatoJPNVirtuosi Racing1:35.2759
21Jake HughesGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:35.49312