Guanyu Zhou will start the opening race of the 2020 Formula 2 season from pole position after claiming the top spot at the Red Bull Ring for Uni Virtuosi.
The Chinese driver, who is aiming to secure enough super licence points to potentially race in Formula 1 with Renault next year, 1:14.416, which was over four-tenths of a second ahead of the competition.
A number of laps times late on in the session were ruined after yellow flags were deployed for Nikita Mazepin, who ran wide at the exit of Turn 4 and into the gravel.
The session was previously disrupted with a red flag after Marino Sato found himself stuck in the gravel trap for the second time today.
Lights out for the race is at 16:45 local time on Saturday afternoon, following the Formula 1 qualifying session.
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing
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