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Leclerc leads de Vries in both Friday practice sessions at Mugello

09.09.2014 Articles

Fortec Motorsports driver Charles Leclerc topped both free practice sessions of Formula Renault 2.0 Alps’ penultimate meeting of the season at Mugello.

In both the morning and the afternoon sessions, Leclerc narrowly led championship leader Nyck de Vries, who comes into the round with a strong shot at sealing the drivers’ title.

In session one, Leclerc dethroned de Vries with a late flyer which would prove to be the only sub 1:45 lap of the session. The Dutchman settled for second, while Leclerc’s squadmate Martin Kodric was more than half a second down in third.

Stefan Riener took fourth ahead of JD’s Matevos Isaakyan and Eurocup guest Jack Aitken. MGR’s Pietro Fittipaldi, who brought his count of consecutive victories up to eight in the Protyre Formula Renault series last weekend, was seventh, with Marek BockmannEgor Orudzhev and George Russell bringing up the top ten.

De Vries came close to turning the tides in session two, but his last-second best effort ended up 0.014s slower than Leclerc’s earlier lap.

Prema’s Dennis Olsen was third, leading Isaakyan and squadmate Bruno Bonifacio.

Riener was sixth ahead of Russell, while Matt ParryHans Villemi and Fittipaldi rounded out the top ten.

De Vries comes into the weekend 70 points ahead of Leclerc and 78 ahead of Isaakyan, with 100 left up for grabs in the championship.

Combined practice results
Pos. Driver Team FP1 FP2
1 Charles Leclerc Fortec Motorsports 1:44.754 1:44.145
2 Nyck de Vries Koiranen GP 1:45.017 1:44.159
3 Dennis Olsen Prema Powerteam 1:45.931 1:44.802
4 Matevos Isaakyan JD Motorsport 1:45.479 1:44.905
5 Bruno Bonifacio Prema Powerteam 1:45.831 1:45.087
6 Stefan Riener Cram Motorsport 1:45.392 1:45.176
7 George Russell Koiranen GP 1:45.709 1:45.199
8 Matt Parry Fortec Motorsports 1:46.382 1:45.259
9 Martin Kodric Fortec Motorsports 1:45.305 1:46.264
10 Hans Villemi Prema Powerteam 1:46.210 1:45.338
11 Pietro Fittipaldi MGR Motorsport 1:45.571 1:45.479
12 Dario Capitanio BVM Racing 1:45.824 1:45.524
13 Jack Aitken Fortec Motorsports 1:45.552 1:48.023
14 Marek Bockmann Jenzer Motorsport 1:45.614 1:46.899
15 Thiago Vivacqua Fortec Motorsports 1:46.307 1:45.638
16 Alex Bosak Prema Powerteam 1:46.028 1:45.675
17 Egor Orudzhev Tech 1 Racing 1:45.675 No Time
18 Hugo de Sadeleer Tech 1 Racing 1:46.115 1:45.714
19 Anthoine Hubert Tech 1 Racing 1:48.186 1:45.783
20 Semen Evstigneev BVM Racing 1:46.690 1:45.828
21 Luke Chudleigh Tech 1 Racing 1:45.969 1:45.992
22 Vasily Romanov Tech 1 Racing 1:47.104 1:45.980
23 Patric Armand Tech 1 Racing 1:46.359 1:46.165
24 Denis Korneev JD Motorsport 1:46.232 1:46.171
25 Akash Nandy Tech 1 Racing 1:46.418 1:46.199
26 Danyil Pronenko BVM Racing 1:46.202 1:46.696
27 Simon Gachet ARTA Engineering 1:47.059 1:46.459
28 Hong Li Ye Koiranen GP 1:46.645 1:50.284
29 Matteo Gonfiantini TS Corse 1:46.970 1:47.281
30 James Allen ARTA Engineering 1:47.970 1:47.225
31 Daniele Cazzaniga GSK Grand Prix 1:48.482 1:47.500
32 Pietro Peccenini TS Corse 1:48.894 1:49.046
33 Andrea Baiguera Brixia Horse Power 1:50.573 1:49.059
34 Alessio Rovera Cram Motorsport No Time 1:50.140

Personal best time in bold
Best time of session in italics

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