Arjun Maini of Trident topped the timesheet today in the free practice session of round one in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, being held in support of the Formula 1 2018 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.

The talented Indian ace set a fastest lap time of 1 minute 44.549 seconds around Bahrain International Circuit’s 5.412-kilometre Grand Prix track. Maini completed 12 laps of work in the 45-minute session held in hot and humid conditions.

Maini was a mere 0.051 seconds quicker than Briton Lando Norris and 0.104s ahead of Brazilian Sergio Sette Camara, both of Carlin.

Thai driver Aexander Albon of DAMS, Briton George Russell of ART Grand Prix and Russian Artem Markelov of Russian Time rounded out the top six.

A total of 20 drivers representing the 10 Formula 2 teams are taking part in the round.

Formula 2 gets back out on the track later this evening at 8.10pm for Qualifying.

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