Jack Doohan set the pace early on Day 2 at the Yas Marina Circuit, finishing the morning session in the lead with a 1’35.990. In the afternoon, Frederik Vesti followed with the best time of 1:36.462.
The Virtuosi Racing driver ended the final race weekend of the season with a faster qualifying time than Ayumu Iwasa. Jehan Daruvala and Iwasa finished second and third, a tenth back.
PREMA Racing’s Vesti took the top spot in the afternoon segment, with Iwasa second and teammate Oliver Bearman completing the top three.
Most of the field was quick out of the box for a few laps on the board. Roy Nissany, Théo Pourchaire and Iwasa each led in the early stages before Enzo Fittipaldi broke the 1:36 barrier to lead Carlin 1-2 ahead of Zane Maloney.
It didn’t take long for MP Motorsport to return to the top of the timesheets after being fastest in the opening session of Day 1. Daruvala bolted on a fresh set of soft tires and completed several flying laps to lower the benchmark, with the beating time dropping from 1:36.660 to 1:36.160.
After an hour of racing, the session was halted after Victor Martins in the ART Grand Prix car crashed at Turn 16, bringing down the red flag for barrier repairs.
Doohan became the first driver behind the wheel of the Virtuosi car to set the 1:35 second, improving Daruvala’s time by 0.170 seconds. The Alpine-Junior’s 1:35.990 stayed in the lead for the entire last hour, finishing ahead of Daruvala and Iwasa.
Ralph Boschung finished the morning in fourth ahead of Fittipaldi in P5 and his 2023 Campos Racing teammate Kush Maini in sixth. Nissany was seventh fastest for Charouz Racing System. Dennis Hauger finished the session in ninth, separating the two ART cars of Pourchaire and Martins.
PREMA Racing’s Frederik Vesti and Juan Manuel Correa, testing for Van Amersfoort Racing, maximized their available time and completed the most laps at 53 laps each.
The focus was on cross-country pace in a busy afternoon session led by Vesti from the start. Gradual improvements by the Mercedes junior lowered his best mark by six tenths. His 1:38.283 put him 1.3 seconds ahead of Dennis Hauger and Iwasa.
The contact between Doohan and Maini at Turn 9 midway caused the only stoppage of the session.
In the last hour, Trident’s Clément Novalak pushed himself into second ahead of 2023 PREMA rookie Bearman. As the only rider in the 1:36s to the final 10 minutes, Vesti stayed away with his best performance and continued to improve with a 1:36.462 at the end.
A string of late personal bests put both PREMAs in the top three, with Bearman separating DAMS duo Iwasa and Arthur Leclerc in third place.
Maloney was six tenths off the leader in fifth, ahead of Novalak and the two Charouz Racing System cars of Nissany and Brad Benavides. Roman Stanek was ninth while Hauger completed the top 10. 11 riders broke the 50-lap mark, with Pourchaire clocking up the most kilometers in 67 laps completed.
The third and final day of testing after the season begins at 9 a.m. local time. Van Amersfoort Racing will have a changed line-up, with Rafael Villagómez taking over the #25 car and working alongside Juan Manuel Correa in the #24.
2022 FIA FORMULA 2 CHAMPIONSHIP – YAS MARINA POST-SEASON TEST, DAY 2, MORNING SESSION
|1||Jack Doohan||Virtuoso racing||1:35,990||44|
|2||Jehan Daruvala||MP Motorsport||1:36.160||30|
|4||Ralf Boschung||Campos race||1:36.311||33|
|6||Kusch Maini||Campos race||1:36.349||49|
|7||Roy Nissany||Charouz racing system||1:36.352||30|
|8th||Theo Pourchaire||ART Grand Prix||1:36.368||36|
|9||Dennis Hauger||MP Motorsport||1:36.427||31|
|10||Victor Martins||ART Grand Prix||1:36,579||20|
|11||Fredrik Vesti||PREMA race||1:36,596||53|
|14||Richard Verschoor||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:36,764||45|
|16||Amaury Cordeel||Virtuoso racing||1:36,869||36|
|17||Isack Hadjar||Hitech Grand Prix||1:37.083||41|
|19||Brad Benavides||Charouz racing system||1:37.243||46|
|20||Juan Manuel Correa||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:37.332||53|
|21||Jak Crawford||Hitech Grand Prix||1:37.378||42|
|22||Oliver Baermann||PREMA race||1:40,969||25|
2022 FIA FORMULA 2 CHAMPIONSHIP – YAS MARINA POST-SEASON TEST, DAY 2, AFTERNOON SESSION
|1||Fredrik Vesti||PREMA race||1:36.462||39|
|3||Oliver Baermann||PREMA race||1:36.715||47|
|7||Roy Nissany||Charouz racing system||1:37.467||38|
|8th||Brad Benavides||Charouz racing system||1:37.931||52|
|10||Dennis Hauger||MP Motorsport||1:38.667||48|
|12||Amaury Cordeel||Virtuoso racing||1:39.002||58|
|13||Theo Pourchaire||ART Grand Prix||1:39.502||67|
|14||Jehan Daruvala||MP Motorsport||1:39.512||50|
|fifteen||Ralf Boschung||Campos race||1:39.604||55|
|16||Jack Doohan||Virtuoso racing||1:40,090||25|
|17||Isack Hadjar||Hitech Grand Prix||1:40.164||59|
|18||Victor Martins||ART Grand Prix||1:40.184||37|
|19||Jak Crawford||Hitech Grand Prix||1:40,530||59|
|20||Kusch Maini||Campos race||1:41.206||21|
|21||Juan Manuel Correa||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:59.089||50|
|22||Richard Verschoor||Van Amersfoort Racing||2:00.291||43|