Getting ready for qualifying 1 and race 1 tomorrow, Liam Lawson has set the right precedent by going fastest in the final practice session.
All 20 drivers who hit the track set laps that could only be separated by 8 tenths with the top 10 drivers only differing by 4 tenths. Norisring seems to be tight and fast with a major overtaking opportunity on the first hairpin.
Lawson’s fastest lap was a 0:49.375, with the other two championship title fighters, Max Gotz and Kelvin Van der Linde were down in 3rd and 5th.
Temporary replacement teammate Nick Cassidy managed to stay consistent across the two sessions and finished 10th again in FP2. Cassidy was 4 tenths down on Lawson this time around but he is showing great promise ahead of qualifying tomorrow.
Weather conditions are fine for the weekend promising an exciting couple of races.
Lawson and Cassidy will qualify tomorrow at 9pm NZST, Lawson will not qualify with his added ballast therefore leaving an even playing field as usual for the grid formation.
Lawson will be really hoping to pick up pole position tomorrow for the grid position but most importantly winning those 3 points that are on offer. In total one qualifying and race can award the driver a total of 28 points with the entire race weekend offering 56 championship points.
Here is hoping that Cassidy can also qualify well to lend a helping hand to his fellow Kiwi teammate if needed.
Here are how the drivers classified in the final practice:
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