NEWS

01/12/2016

Rowland leads the way on Day 2

Rowland leads the way on Day 2

DAMS driver tops morning session at Yas Marina Circuit

Oliver Rowland set the pace in this morning’s test session at Yas Marina Circuit clocking a laptime of 1:49.675, 0.037s ahead of Raffaele Marciello. Johnny Cecotto completed the top three.

Day 2 of post-season testing opened at 11.45 local time (GMT+4) in hot temperatures and under blue skies with the twenty-two drivers on Pirelli Medium tyres. Some new faces joined the field with Briton Callum Ilott (ART Grand Prix), Daniel Juncadella (Pertamina Campos Racing), Chris Höher (RUSSIAN TIME) and Nyck de Vries (Rapax) whilst other drivers switched teams. When the session turned green, it was quickly interrupted by a red flag period as the car of Antonio Fuoco stopped on the straight. At the restart, it was Rowland who set the early pace in a 1:49.878 but Marciello continued his top form from yesterday and went P1 with a laptime 0.016s better than the Briton.

There was a second short red flag period courtesy of rookie Charles Leclerc who stopped on track at Turn 3. Soon after the restart, Rowland reclaimed P1 after improving on the Italian’s best time with a laptime of 1:49.675. In the closing stages, the proceedings were shortly halted for a third time after Daniel Juncadella stopped on track at Turn 11.

At the chequered flag, Rowland remained top ahead of Marciello, Cecotto, Jordan King (MP Motorsport), Alexander Albon, Luca Ghiotto (Arden International), Sergio Sette Camara, Louis Delétraz, Nyck de Vries and Philo Paz Armand.

The session will resume from 17.15 to 19.45 (GMT+4).

Day 2 - Morning results

 

Driver

Team

Laptime

Laps

1.

Oliver Rowland

DAMS

1:49.675

32

2.

Raffaele Marciello

Trident

1:49.712

27

3.

Johnny Cecotto

Rapax

1:49.959

19

4.

Jordan King

MP Motorsport

1:50.077

15

5.

Alexander Albon

ART Grand Prix

1:50.540

31

6.

Luca Ghiotto

Arden International

1:50.569

25

7.

Sergio Sette Camara

MP Motorsport

1:50.845

28

8.

Louis Delétraz

Racing Engineering

1:50.960

31

9.

Nyck De Vries

Rapax

1:50.989

24

10.

Philo Paz Armand

Trident

1:51.020

20

11.

Gustav Malja

Racing Engineering

1:51.078

23

12.

Callum Ilott

ART Grand Prix

1:51.631

26

13.

Egor Orudzhev

Pertamina Campos Racing

1:51.808

26

14.

Mahaveer Raghunathan

Carlin

1:52.012

28

15.

Artem Markelov

RUSSIAN TIME

1:52.172

33

16.

Felix Serralles

Carlin

1:52.203

11

17.

Daniel Juncadella

Pertamina Campos Racing

1:52.458

16

18.

Chris Höher

RUSSIAN TIME

1:52.634

25

19.

Sean Gelael

Arden International

1:52.701

27

20.

Antonio Fuoco

PREMA Racing

1:52.821

35

21.

Charles Leclerc

PREMA Racing

1:53.000

38

22.

Nicholas Latifi

DAMS

1:53.052

47


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