Robert Shwartzman was classified second at his FIA Formula 2 debut testing

8 December 2019/ smp

SMP Racing driver Robert Shwartzman took part in the three-day post-season tests of the FIA Formula 2 Championship, which took place on December 5-7 at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi (UAE).

The Russian sat behind the wheel of a Formula 2 car for the first time and according to the results of three-day tests his best time was 1: 50.176, which is the second best result among 22 participants. Shwartzman lost 0.052 seconds to the Swiss Formula 2 driver Louis Delétraz, who was fastest during all the three test days.

In the 2020 season, Robert Shwartzman will drive in the FIA Formula 2 Championship for the Prema Racing team, alongside the German driver Mick Schumacher, who has already spent a season in this championship and was classified twelfth by the end of this year.

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“I have good impressions, the tests were successful,” SMP Racing driver Robert Shwartzman said. “The car, of course, is different compared to a Formula 3 one, so it took me a little time to get used to it, to understand it. In general, I am satisfied, because we have a good pace, both in the race and in qualifying. I already learned how to start fast and practiced pit stops too. We did a great job, I learned a lot and can’t wait until the start of the 2020 season. I hope everything will be fine and we will achieve great results.”

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The racing season of the 2020 FIA Formula 2 Championship starts on March 20 in Bahrain.

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