Red Bull Ring, free practice: Saucy and Belov the fastest

Grègoire Saucy (ART Grand Prix) is once more extremely fast in the two free practice sessions today, with the best lap times on both occasions, but it is always the Russian Michael Belov (G4 Racing) to be just behind the Swiss. While in the first session Saucy has an important margin of 0.221 seconds (1:25.735), he is actually slower in session 2 (1:25.883), while Belov practically confirms his best time (1:25.959), and is only 0.076 away.

Great job in session 2 by the Rookie and Red Bull Ring Junior Team Isack Hadjar (R-ace GP), moving up from 5th in session 1, where he did not use new tyres, to the 3rd position (1:25.969), breaking the wall of 1:26.000. Franco Colapinto (MP Motorsport) sets the fourth-best lap time of the day (1:25.990), and behind him is William Alatalo (Arden Motorsport – 1:25.996) just 0.001 faster than Handrien David (R-ace GP-1:25.997), who in the first session had not used new tyres. (Provisional results)

“Lap times are very close, so tomorrow we will see what happens. I have made a small mistake in my best lap in the second session, and the track was slightly slower, but I am confident for tomorrow”, comments the championship leader Saucy after the second session.

Tomorrow QP1 will take place at 9.20 while race 1 will start at 13.35.

The live-streaming both of qualifying pratices and races will go on the official Youtube and Facebook channels of the series, which are also reachable from the official website: