Charles Leclerc will start from pole position in tomorrows F2 Feature Race at Bahrain, having set a lap time that was more than half a second quicker than team mate Antonio Fuoco.
Leclerc was quickest in the provisional runs from Fuoco, but improved on his second run when he went six tenths quicker.
This morning’s fastest man Oliver Rowland was ninth quickest in his first run, however he felt more time could come when he complained about braking problems over team radio.
His next run wasn’t much better however, only improving to sixth after a few mistakes on his lap which put him 1.1 seconds off the ultimate pace. De Vries improved to third quickest despite a sideways moment coming out of the final corner.
That turned out to be the final improvement, after Nabil Jeffri and Gustav Malja crashed into each other at Turn 10. With the pair stranded at that part of the circuit, the Virtual Safety Car came out and effectively ended the session as the chequered flag came out a minute later.
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