Trummer tops second Monza practice
9 September 2011 – Simon Trummer set the fastest time during this afternoon’s second practice session at the Autodromo di Monza, launching to the top of the order after slipstreaming MW Arden team-mate Mitch Evans. The Swiss driver’s late effort of 1:45.103 placed him exactly 0.031 thousandths ahead of Evans, while Adrian Quaife-Hobbs completed the top three.
The 30-minute session had seen little drama until the halfway stage, when Quaife-Hobbs made contact with Lewis Williamson at the Parabolica. The Manor Racing driver had moved over to let his Arden rival move past, but confusion moments later led to both men ending their respective runs in the gravel trap.
Behind Quaife-Hobbs, who ultimately held on to his position at the top end of the leaderboard, Mitch Evans was the next driver to feature on the timesheets. The New Zealander finished the session just ahead of Gabby Chaves and fellow countryman Richie Stanaway, with Conor Daly and Tamás Pál Kiss also in close company.
Ninth place man Nigel Melker is missing out on F3 EuroSeries action to compete at Monza this weekend, with the Dutch pilot a regular contender in the category when his GP3 racing commitments do not clash. He edged ahead of Lewis Williamson courtesy of his best lap, with the latter rounding out the fastest ten runners despite his crash.
Williamson docked ten grid places
Saturday's Qualifying session begins at 8.45am local time (BST +1)