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Fontana leads the way in Monza test

Thursday, September 27 2012

Alex Fontana was the quickest man during today's (Thursday) second Formula Two test at Monza with the 20-year-old setting his best time early on and retaining the top spot throughout the closely fought session.

The Hungary race winner, competing at his adopted home track, posted a best time of 1:38.058s - almost a second quicker than the 2011 pole time here - to edge out nearest rival Christopher Zanella by just +0.195s.

Third fastest went to this morning's pace-setter Mihai Marinescu ahead of Kevin Mirocha and another impressive showing from Axcil Jefferies, with a fraction over three tenths separating the top five.

Conditions were much improved for the second and final pre-event test session at the legendary Italian track, venue for this weekend's season finale where championship leader Luciano Bacheta remains favourite to secure the title crown. Indeed, the 22-year-old Brit ended the day sixth fastest ahead of Markus Pommer, who picked up his third F2 win last time out in Budapest, with Dino Zamparelli securing eighth spot.

Ninth position went to Swiss teenager and Bacheta's nearest rival Mathéo Tuscher with Max Snegirev completing the top 10 ahead of what is set to be a fascinating weekend of Formula Two action.

Tomorrow's first practice session gets underway at 12:10 (local time) with full coverage on the official F2 website.

F2 Results: Monza - Test session 2:

1. Alex Fontana, 1:38.058s
2. Christopher Zanella, +0.195s  
3. Mihai Marinescu, +0.223s
4. Kevin Mirocha, +0.311s  
5. Axcil Jefferies, +0.314s       
6. Luciano Bacheta, +0.442s  
7. Markus Pommer, +0.497s
8. Dino Zamparelli, +0.724s
9. Mathéo Tuscher, +1.060s      
10. Max Snegirev, +1.230s 
11. David Zhu, +1.257s
12. Plamen Kralev, +1.264s 
13. Daniel McKenzie, +1.343s
14. Harald Schlegelmilch, +1.583s
15. Hector Hurst, +1.924s