Rowland tops practice in Bahrain

  • 14 Apr 2017 11:24
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Oliver Rowland ended practice in Bahrain on top, a welcome bonus to yesterday's announcement that has joined Renault's driver academy. The DAMS car looks rapid this year and will look to challenge the favourites Prema. 

Rowland set a time of  1:42.221, with the Brit's closest challengers being Artem Markelov and rookie Charles Leclerc, who both set times of  1:42.313 and 1:42.372 respectively. 

Leclerc's team mate Antonio Fuoco was fourth, followed closely by Frenchman Norman Nato, who will be looking to start his year off the same way as he did last year, as the 24-year old took victory at the first race in 2016.

Luca Ghiotto was sixth, with Dutchman Nyck de Vries in seventh. De Vries was in contention for a seat at McLaren this year for the Monaco Grand Prix before Jenson Button was announced earlier today. 

Johnny Cecotto was eighth, followed by McLaren-Honda young driver Nobuharu Matsushita in ninth. Rounding out the top ten was Gustav Malja. Qualifying for tomorrow's feature race takes place this evening, 6PM UK time.

 

Fergal Walsh

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Australia
29 - Mar 31
Bahrain
12 - Apr 14
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26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan
10 - May 12
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24 - May 26
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France
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Brazil
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12 - Apr 14
26 - Apr 28
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21 - Jun 23
France Paul Ricard
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
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United Kingdom Silverstone
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Germany Hockenheimring
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Hungary Hungaroring
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6 - Sep 8
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