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Latifi tops second morning in Bahrain

Latifi tops second morning in Bahrain
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Canadian grabs the top spot in busy session

Nicholas Latifi has claimed the honours in this morning’s test session at the Bahrain International Circuit, setting the pace on the second day with a lap of 1:40.541 in the second half of the session to top the timesheets ahead of RUSSIAN TIME teammates Luca Ghiotto and Artem Markelov.

The session opened under gloriously sunny conditions, with the drivers heading out on their medium Pirelli compounds as soon as the lights went green. Johnny Cecotto set the early pace, stopping the clock at 1:41.371, four tenths faster than teammate Nyck de Vries, before a red flag at the 15 minute mark to retrieve Nabil Jeffri at turn 13 halted the proceedings.

At the restart of the session Markelov hit his pace, going top with a 1:41.150 time, just 6 thousands quicker than Oliver Rowland, but Ghiotto first the man to break the 1:41 barrier, followed soon after by Leclerc and Nato.

At the 1st hour mark Markelov and King improved to P2 and P3 respectively, but there was more to come: at 1h40 Latifi grabbed P1 with his blistering lap, a tenth quicker than Ghiotto, and his rivals were unable to challenge. In the final hour a number of drivers tried different set ups to grab the top spot, but to no avail: Latifi owned the morning session when the chequered flag was shown.

The teams and drivers will have a two hour break before resuming hostilities in this afternoon’s session.

Day 2 Morning results

Driver

Team

Laptime

Laps

1.

Nicholas Latifi DAMS 1:40.541 23

2.

Luca Ghiotto RUSSIAN TIME 1:40.678 25

3.

Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1:40.702 31

4.

Jordan King MP Motorsport 1:40.884 26

5.

Charles Leclerc PREMA Racing 1:40.885 33

6.

Norman Nato Pertamina Arden 1:40.909 38

7.

Alexander Albon ART Grand Prix 1:40.927 20

8.

Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1:41.057 20

9.

Oliver Rowland DAMS 1:41.156 18

10.

Sergio Sette Camara MP Motorsport 1:41.351 28

11.

Johnny Cecotto Rapax 1:41.371 16

12.

Antonio Fuoco PREMA Racing 1:41.398 41

13.

Louis Deletraz Racing Engineering 1:41.463 19

14.

Nyck de Vries Rapax 1:41.568 24

15.

Ralph Boschung Campos Racing 1:41.984 34

16.

Sergio Canamasas Trident 1:42.042 18

17.

Sean Gelael Pertamina Arden 1:42.249 26

18.

Gustav Malja Racing Engineering 1:42.347 16

19.

Raoul Hyman Campos Racing 1:42.598 41

20.

Nabil Jeffri Trident 1:42.973 20

Source : GP2.com

David Martin-Janiak Motorsports has always been a passion for me, I've raced in Karting and now I have my own Motorsports news website, so i can help other racers convey their passion to the world!

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