A mixed race for the Racing Engineering team with Stefano taking 4th place which will put him 5th on tomorrow’s reversed grid.
High asphalt temperatures has given big problems to the dirvers.
Stefano claimed 6th starting spot, while Marciello - 9th.
Alongside Jolyon Palmer this season with DAMS , Stéphane Richelmi knows that his ambitious teammate will be for him a source of motivation.
Two new drivers, Stefano Coletti and Raffaele Marciello - a new line-up for a new season.
The fourth GP2 season for Palmer, this time witw DAMS team.
The French squad is not one to rest on its laurels as the preparatory tests in March for the coming GP2 season proved.
The first race weekend of the 2014 GP2 Series will take place on this very track in just two weeks’ time.
The first round of the 2014 GP2 Series will also take place in Bahrain on 4-6 April.
Vittorio Ghirelli, Johnny Cecotto, and Axcil Jefferies returned to drive the Trident team's one seater on the 3rd test day on the Sakhir circuit.
Jolyon and the team now head to Bahrain for the next test on 19-21 March.
Excellent performance of Stéphane Richelmi who confirms the good feeling with DAMS car.
The GP2 teams now travel to Sakhir for a further three days of testing on the 19th, 20th and 21st of March at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Stéphane Richelmi continues his climb today getting 2nd place in the classification.
Raffaele Marciello: "The car is not very difficult to drive and a lot depends on how you manage the tyres."
The Monegasque driver can look back on a very successful GP2 season in 2013 where he took 3 race wins, 3 podiums, 1 pole position and set the fastest race lap on three occasions.
The first race of the season will take place on April 4 in Bahrain.