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F2 - Sette Câmara clinches pole at Yas Marina

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30.11.19

F2 - 2019 Abu Dhabi - Qualifying

The Brazilian will start at the front of the grid in tomorrow’s Feature Race, ahead of Ilott and Delétraz

 

Sérgio Sette Câmara continued his hot form from Free Practice to score his second pole position of the 2019 season, in Qualifying at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi. The Brazilian puts his DAMS’ side in a strong position to secure the Teams’ Championship in tomorrow’s Feature Race, but will face stern competition from Callum Ilott in P2 and Louis Delétraz in third.

Jordan King was the first out on track, setting the initial time at 2m 11s, while Nyck de Vries and Jack Aitken were amongst five drivers to remain in the pitlane when the lights went green. Delétraz set the first fast time of the evening, racing around in 1:50.128, but was swiftly displayed by Ilott, who beat him by less than a hundredth of a second.

De Vries, Nicholas Latifi and Aitken all headed out as the rest of the field began to feed back into the pits for fresh rubber. The Canadian quickly went to work and leapt up to fourth, with three green sectors.

De Vries managed fifth on his first flying lap and improved to fourth the next time around, which would have been higher had he not locked up in the final sector.

Sette Câmara took control of the session from here, storming around to steal provisional pole from Ilott. The Briton, along with Delétraz, attempted to react, but the duo could only manage second and third. Behind them, Guanyu Zhou rose from 10th to fifth with a powerful tour of the circuit.

There was frustration for Sean Gelael, as he clipped the curb and spun into the middle of the straight, bringing out a yellow flag. This brought a halt to the session and ended a number of push laps.  

This saw Sette Câmara hold on to first ahead of Ilott, Delétraz, Nobuharu Matsushita and Zhou. They were followed by De Vries, Latifi, Aitken, Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher, who completed the top 10.

The DAMS ace will be fighting for his second win of the campaign in the Feature Race tomorrow, when lights go out at 6.45pm (local time).

 

2019 FIA Formula 2 Round 12 – Qualifying provisional classification

 

 

DRIVER

TEAM

LAPTIME

LAPS

1

Sergio Sette Camara

DAMS

1:49.751

10

2

Callum Ilott

Sauber Junior Team by Charouz

1:49.840

10

3

Louis Deletraz

Carlin

1:49.931

9

4

Nobuharu Matsushita

Carlin

1:50.157

10

5

Guanyu Zhou

UNI-Virtuosi Racing

1:50.190

9

6

Nyck De Vries

ART Grand Prix

1:50.288

8

7

Nicholas Latifi

DAMS

1:50.303

9

8

Jack Aitken

Campos Racing

1:50.520

8

9

Nikita Mazepin

ART Grand Prix

1:50.618

5

10

Mick Schumacher

PREMA Racing

1:50.652

7

11

Luca Ghiotto

UNI-Virtuosi Racing

1:50.858

10

12

Giuliano Alesi

Trident

1:50.920

10

13

Jordan King

MP Motorsport

1:51.174

10

14

Artem Markelov

BWT Arden

1:51.412

10

15

Matevos Isaakyan

Sauber Junior Team by Charouz

1:51.522

10

16

Marino Sato

Campos Racing

1:51.829

10

17

Sean Gelael

PREMA Racing

1:51.884

8

18

Christian Lundgaard

Trident

1:52.140

10

19

Tatiana Calderon

BWT Arden

1:52.412

10

20

Mahaveer Raghunathan

MP Motorsport

1:53.363

6