In the second 50 minutes practice session of the Friday, Grégoire Saucy (ART Grand Prix) confirms to be the fastest also with new tires, obtaining a very good lap time (1:57.937), being the only driver to go below 1:58.000. Behind him, his teammate, Gabriele Minì, stopping the watch at 1:58.275, so not as close as he might have wanted, but still in a potential first row. Third is Hadrien David, the best of R-ace GP, with 1:58.341, in front of Mikhael Belov (JD Motorsport), coming from F3, already quite confident with the car (1:58.459).
Isack Hadjar, after his great performance in Monaco and having set the best lap time (1:57.591) in the preseason tests on the French circuit, does not do better than 1:58.505, but still, he is fifth. Evidently, compared to the preseason tests, the track was today definitely slower.
Saturday Qualifying 1 will start at 10:15 for a 20 minutes session, and Race 1 will start at 16:40 for 30′ plus 1 lap. On Sunday, Qualifying will start at 9:00, while Race 2 will take place from 14:30.
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