Ellinas quickest as Aragon test concludes

Strakka Racing's Tio Ellinas set the best time of the Formula 3.5 Aragon test on the third and final day of running.

Ellinas, a two-time race winner in FR3.5 in 2015, narrowly edged Day 2 pacesetter Tom Dillmann in the morning session.

And while the Frenchman went quickest in the afternoon, bettering his earlier time, he still came up less than a tenth short of the Cypriot's benchmark.

With the more experienced drivers taking centre stage throughout the final day, Kevin Jorg shone as the best of the rookies, placing third in the morning and second in the afternoon on his return to the Czech Lotus squad.

Carlin's Dean Stoneman was 0.001s off Jorg in the first session, while Egor Orudzhev was fifth, heading Alfonso Celis and second-best rookie Louis Deletraz.

In the afternoon, Jake Hughes followed Jorg in third place, ahead of Ellinas and Stoneman.

GP3's Jimmy Eriksson, joining Orudzhev at Arden on Day 3, ended the day 11th overall, a spot behind returning Red Bull junior Callum Ilott.

Pos. Driver Team Session 1 Session 2
1  Tio Ellinas Strakka 1'40.686 1'41.344
2 Tom Dillmann AVF 1'40.792 1'40.773
3 Kevin Jorg Lotus 1'41.068 1'41.105
4 Dean Stoneman Carlin 1'41.069 1'41.457
5 Egor Orudzhev Arden 1'41.085 1'41.470
6 Alfonso Celis AVF 1'41.103 1'42.010
7 Louis Deletraz Fortec 1'41.178 1'42.164
8 Jake Hughes Carlin 1'41.212 1'41.232
9 Yu Kanamaru Pons 1'41.472 1'41.801
10 Callum Ilott Strakka 1'41.649 1'41.617
11 Jimmy Eriksson Arden 1'41.642 1'42.221
12 Jack Aitken Fortec 1'41.716 1'41.756
13 Roy Nissany Tech 1 1'41.732 1'42.441
14 Anthoine Hubert Tech 1 1'41.763 No Time
15 Tatiana Calderon Pons 1'41.817 1'42.811
16 Vladimir Atoev Spirit of Race 1'41.845 1'42.375
17 Nikita Zlobin Spirit of Race 1'42.199 1'43.348
18 Guillaume Cunnington Lotus 1'47.035 1'46.687

 

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Tom Dillmann , Dean Stoneman , Jimmy Eriksson , Tio Ellinas , Jake Hughes , Egor Orudzhev , Alfonso Celis Jr. , Louis Deletraz , Kevin Jörg
Teams Strakka Racing , AVF , Carlin , Arden International , Fortec Motorsports
Article type Testing report