Virtuosi’s Jack Doohan took his second FIA Formula 2 pole position of the season at Barcelona ahead of Hitech GP’s Juri Vips
Doohan set a time of 1m28.635s in the closing stages of the 30-minute qualifying, with Vips getting to within 0.023s of the Australian on his final effort.
Prema’s Jehan Daruvala led the early stages with a 1m29.512s lap ahead of MP Motorsport’s Clement Novalak. Novalak’s team-mate Felipe Drugovich moved to the top on his first flying lap before Doohan went 0.043s quicker.
Daruvala responded on his second run to go fastest once more by 0.263s. But he was then beaten by both Doohan and ART’s Frederick Vesti. Having not recorded a competitive time until late on, Vips then denied Vesti a front-row starting spot for Sunday’s feature race.
Carlin’s Logan Sargeant was fifth, ahead of DAMS’s Ayuma Iwasa. Championship leader Theo Pourchaire was seventh for ART, with Van Amersfoort Racing’s Jake Hughes eighth. Trident’s Calan Williams was ninth, while Drugovich slipped back to tenth, but will start Saturday’s sprint race from the front.
Charouz’s Cem Bolukbasi was the slowest of the 21 runners on his return from injury, with Campos’s Ralph Boschung withdrawing from the weekend prior to qualifying due to neck pain.
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