NEWS

02/12/2016

Latifi ends on top

Latifi ends on top

DAMS driver fastest overall during three days test

Nicholas Latifi concluded his GP2 season on top at Yas Marina Circuit: the Canadian driver from DAMS set the fastest overall laptime over the past three days of post-season testing with a 1:49.929. Johnny Cecotto (Rapax) and Jordan King (MP Motorsport) completed the top three.

The final day of post-season testing opened in slightly cooler conditions with the twenty-one drivers on Medium Pirelli tyres. King set the early pace in a 1:50.136 before a red flag period caused by Sergio Sette Camara after he clipped the barrier at Turn 19.

At the restart, Louis Delétraz found some extra pace to clock in a laptime of 1:50.403 but it was not enough to edge out King of the top spot. Halfway through the session, a second red flag was caused after Cecotto stopped on track at Turn 20. When the action resumed, King bettered his own time and was the first man to dip under 1m50s.

The remainder of the session was trouble-free and studious with most of the drivers completing long runs. At the chequered flag, King's laptime of 1:49.880 was unbeaten. Delétraz, Cecotto, Gustav Malja, Oliver Rowland, Artem Markelov, Antonio Fuoco, Sette Camara, Egor Orudzhev and Philo Paz Armand completed the top ten.

Once again, the evening session opened at night time but was quickly stopped by a red flag period caused by debris on track. At the restart, it was Sean Gelael who set the early pace with a laptime of 1:49.728 before Markelov posted a laptime of 1:49.226 to go top.

One hour into the session, Rowland clocked in a lap of 1:49.216 which was soon bettered by only 0.01s by his teammate Latifi. In the final stages, the Canadian went even quicker and lapped the track in a 1:48.929 - the fastest  time of the past three days. He then remained at the top of the timings until the chequered flag.

The proceedings were briefly halted one last time due to debris on track. At the chequered flag, Latifi topped the session ahead of Cecotto, King, Rowland, Markelov, Fuoco, Charles Leclerc, Gelael, Alexander Albon and Callum Ilott.

This concludes the 2016 GP2 Series season.

Day 3 - Morning results

 

Driver

Team

Laptime

Laps

1.

Jordan King

MP Motorsport

1:49.880

 30

2.

Louis Delétraz

Racing Engineering

1:50.403

    32

3.

Johnny Cecotto

Rapax

1:50.543

15

4.

Gustav Malja

Racing Engineering

1:50.547

33

5.

Oliver Rowland

DAMS

1:50.618

24

6.

Artem Markelov

RUSSIAN TIME

1:50.737

21

7.

Antonio Fuoco

PREMA Racing

1:50.783

24

8.

Sergio Sette Camara

Carlin

1:50.960

24

9.

Egor Orudzhev

Pertamina Campos Racing

1:51.028

25

10.

Philo Paz Armand

Trident

1:51.045

   26

11.

Nyck De Vries

Rapax

1:51.256

27

12.

Daniel Juncadella

Pertamina Campos Racing

1:51.479

   29

13.

Chris Höher

RUSSIAN TIME

1:51.762

27

14.

Nabil Jeffri

Trident

1:52.245

23

15.

Sean Gelael

Arden International

1:52.443

37

16.

Mahaveer Raghunathan

MP Motorsport

1:52.575

27

17.

Charles Leclerc

PREMA Racing

1:52.598

29

18.

Luca Ghiotto

Arden International

1:52.694

27

19.

Callum Ilott

ART Grand Prix

1:52.806

33

20.

Nicholas Latifi

DAMS

1:52.841

31

21.

Alexander Albon

ART Grand Prix

1:52.866

37

Day 3 - Afternoon results

 

Driver

Team

Laptime

Laps

1.

Nicholas Latifi

DAMS

1:48.929

21

2.

Johnny Cecotto

Rapax

1:49.141

13

3.

Jordan King

MP Motorsport

1:49.148

12

4.

Oliver Rowland

DAMS

1:49.188

21

5.

Artem Markelov

RUSSIAN TIME

1:49.226

7

6.

Antonio Fuoco

PREMA Racing

1:49.345

27

7.

Charles Leclerc

PREMA Racing

1:49.384

10

8.

Sean Gelael

Arden International

1:49.385

15

9.

Alexander Albon

ART Grand Prix

1:49.405

28

10.

Callum Ilott

ART Grand Prix

1:49.421

22

11.

Nyck De Vries

Rapax

1:49.573

13

12.

Luca Ghiotto

Arden International

1:49.585

17

13.

Gustav Malja

Racing Engineering

1:49.775

13

14.

Louis Delétraz

Racing Engineering

1:49.941

19

15.

Sergio Sette Camara

Carlin

1:50.036

19

16.

Philo Paz Armand

Trident

1:50.254

11

17.

Daniel Juncadella

Pertamina Campos Racing

1:50.665

16

18.

Chris Höher

RUSSIAN TIME

1:50668

15

19.

Nabil Jeffri

Trident

1:50.719

33

20.

Egor Orudzhev

Pertamina Campos Racing

1:51.600

28

21.

Mahaveer Raghunathan

MP Motorsport

1:52.189

15

 
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