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Abu Dhabi F2: Sette Camara tops final qualifying of 2019

McLaren Formula 1 junior Sergio Sette Camara scored pole position at Abu Dhabi, as a number of his Formula 2 rivals were robbed of improvements by a late yellow flag.

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Abu Dhabi F2: Sette Camara tops final qualifying of 2019

DAMS driver Sette Camara had topped the practice session earlier in the day, and delivered a storming final sector within the last two minutes of the latter session.

Sean Gelael's spin between the final two turns brought out the late yellows as he stalled in the pit entrance. 

Callum Ilott and Louis Deletraz make up the top three after they both set session-topping sectors during their last laps. 

Sauber Junior Team driver Ilott had been the quickest of the runners at the mid-session break where most drivers pause to debrief and take fresh tyres. 

Deletraz meanwhile beat Carlin teammate Nobuharu Matsushita, who ensured the British team occupies the second row, while Guan Yu Zhou of Virtuosi Racing sealed the top five.

The series' 2019 champion Nyck de Vries went out of sync with most of his rivals as he elected not to go out early and instead run in the middle of the session with a quiet track. The Mercedes Formula E driver could only manage sixth on the grid.

Second in the championship and with a freshly-signed Williams F1 contract in his pocket, Nicholas Latifi headed a flurry of drivers in seventh unable to improve due to Gelael’s stall. 

He does, however, have the advantage of starting four spots ahead of his closest rival for second in the standings, Luca Ghiotto, the Virtuosi driver failing to set a representative first lap and paying the price for it due to the yellow flags.

Behind Latifi, Jack Aitken took eighth for Campos, ahead of ART's Nikita Mazepin and Prema Racing’s Mick Schumacher.

In his first F2 qualifying, Renault junior Christian Lundgaard took 18th for Trident, the Dane stepping up from ART Grand Prix in FIA Formula 3.

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Series FIA F2
Event Abu Dhabi
Sub-event Qualifying
Drivers Louis Deletraz , Callum Ilott , Sergio Sette Camara
Teams DAMS
Author Jack Benyon
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