23 April 2022 – Autódromo Internacional do Algarve – Portugal
The weather on the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve during free practice was very bad. The session started with a ground temperature of 11 ºC and a wet track.
The drivers who improved in this session are only those who in the previous two sessions achieved very low times. Both Ayumu and David did not improve their times.
Ayumu completed sixteen laps and, on lap 10, he got the time of 2’03.905, with a gap of 39 thousandths from the leader of FP3 S. Garcia. This time is the third of the session. Our Japanese driver had a small crash, thirteen minutes from the end in turn 14, due to a loss of grip of the rear. He wasn’t hurt.
David got the time of 2’05.650, with a gap of 1.784 s. In the free practice ranking 3, he is fifteenth.
In the last few minutes, a very heavy rain did not allow any pilot to attempt a time attack.
Next session will be at 12.35 (GMT +1) with the qualifying 1, which will see the participation of David, thanks to the fifteenth time of the combined.
Ayumu with the twelfth time of the combined has instead gained direct access to Q2.