Guenther tops abandoned Rome FP2

BMWi Andretti’s Max Guenther topped a curtailed session setting a 1:39.517, just under two tenths ahead of the two Mercedes EQ cars, championship leader Nyck De Vries ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne.

However, the cars were only on track for 12 minutes, as the session was red flagged due to a kerb at the turn 12/13 chicane that had come away from its position.

Race Direction initially wanted the session to continue to give the teams some more on track running, but eventually the session was abandoned.

Oliver Rowland ended fourth, ahead of Nico Mueller and Nick Cassidy, with the Kiwi being 0.525 off the top time.

Mitch Evans ended seventh ahead of Pascal Wehrlein and Sam Bird, while reigning champion Antonio Felix da Costa rounded out the top ten, despite being over 1.5 seconds behind Guenther.

Sebastien Buemi and Lucas Di Grassi finished 11th and 12th. Sergio Sette Camara ended 13th with Rene Rast 14th. The two Mahindras and the two Rokit Venturis were next with Alex Lynn and Alexander Sims ahead of Norman Nato and Edoardo Mortara, the latter being 4.5 seconds off the pace.

Andre Lotterer and Robin Frijns were the last two to set a time, however they were not representative as they were 11 and a half and 16.640 off the BMW.

Oliver Turvey, Jean Eric Vergne, Jake Dennis and Tom Blomqvist weren’t able to get out on track due to damage sustained in the opening session.

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