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01/12/2016

Alexander Albon ends on top on Day 2

Alexander Albon ends on top on Day 2

ART Grand Prix rookie fastest overall at Yas Marina Circuit

Alexander Albon topped the second day of post-season testing at Yas Marina: at the wheel of an ART Grand Prix car, the Thai clocked in a laptime of 1:49.062. Raffaele Marciello and Charles Leclerc completed the top three.

Day 2 of post-season testing opened at 11.45 local time (GMT+4) with the twenty-two drivers on Pirelli Medium tyres. Some new faces joined the field with 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 Oliver 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 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 Juncadella stopped on track at Turn 11.

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

The evening session opened as the sun set down with King setting the early pace in a 1:49.978 but Cecotto improved on the Briton's time by 0.076s to top the timesheets. Thirty minutes into the session, it was PREMA's Leclerc who clocked in a time of a 1:49.288 to go P1 ahead of Marciello. With one hour left on the clock, King retook the top spot with a laptime of a 1:49.152. In the closing stages, Albon lapped the track in a 1:49.062 - the fastest laptime of the past two days.

The proceedings were briefly halted as Mahaveer Raghunathan stopped on track at Turn 7. After the track went live, the red flags were out again quickly after Antonio Fuoco ran off track at Turn 20. At the chequered flag, Albon remained unchallenged ahead of Marciello and his former GP3 teammate Leclerc. King, Cecotto, Delétraz, Rowland, Nicholas Latifi, Fuoco and De Vries rounded up the top ten.

The final day of testing will open tomorrow at 10.40 local time and will run until 13.10. The proceedings will then resume from 18.30 to 21.00 (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

Day 2 - Afternoon results

 

Driver

Team

Laptime

Laps

1.

Alexander Albon

ART Grand Prix

1:49.062

28

2.

Raffaele Marciello

Trident

1:49.086

19

3.

Charles Leclerc

PREMA Racing

1:49.092

19

4.

Jordan King

MP Motorsport

1:49.152

14

5.

Johnny Cecotto

Rapax

1:49.210

20

6.

Louis Delétraz

Racing Engineering

1:49.414

18

7.

Oliver Rowland

DAMS

1:49.432

26

8.

Nicholas Latifi

DAMS

1:49.440

19

9.

Antonio Fuoco

PREMA Racing

1:49.582

23

10.

Nyck De Vries

Rapax

1:49.594

23

11.

Gustav Malja

Racing Engineering

1:49.606

13

12.

Sean Gelael

Arden International

1:49.664

12

13.

Luca Ghiotto

Arden International

1:49.772

17

14.

Callum Ilott

ART Grand Prix

1:49.847

23

15.

Sergio Sette Camara

MP Motorsport

1:49.945

16

16.

Egor Orudzhev

Pertamina Campos Racing

1:50.044

27

17.

Artem Markelov

RUSSIAN TIME

1:50.200

13

18.

Philo Paz Armand

Trident

1:50.362

18

19.

Felix Serralles

Carlin

1:51.302

4

20.

Daniel Juncadella

Pertamina Campos Racing

1:51.549

28

21.

Mahaveer Raghunathan

Carlin

1:51.800

28

22.

Chris Höher

RUSSIAN TIME

1:52.070

25

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