Lynn keeps DAMS on top in Abu Dhabi test

GP3 champion Alex Lynn kept the DAMS team on top of the timesheets on the second day of GP2 testing at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.

The Briton, however, did not match the benchmark time set yesterday by teammate Pierre Gasly.

Lynn's best of 1:49.648, set in the morning session, was nearly a full second slower than Gasly's time from yesterday.

The Frenchman continued to show good pace today too, finishing as third quickest behind Lynn and Norman Nato.

The DAMS duo was split by Nato, who set the second fastest time of the day with the quickest time in the afternoon session in the Arden car.

Since the start of the day most drivers focused on long runs and race simulations under windy conditions.

Raffaele Marciello had another promising day in the Trident car, finishing as fourth quickest ahead of McLaren junior Stoffel Vandoorne.

Campos Racing's Rio Haryanto triggered the first red flag of the day when he stopped near the start/finish line an hour from the lunch break.

Nato caused the second stoppage later on, his car coming to a half at Turn 20.

Morning times

Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Alex Lynn DAMS 1:49.648   15
2 Pierre Gasly DAMS 1:50.104 +0.456 15
3 Raffaele Marciello Trident 1:50.620 +0.972 20
4 Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1:50.620 +0.972 21
5 Mitch Evans RUSSIAN TIME 1:50.625 +0.977 17
6 Alexander Rossi Racing Engineering 1:50.767 +1.119 15
7 Julian Leal Carlin 1:50.906 +1.258 30
8 Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1:50.996 +1.348 20
9 Andre Negrao Arden International 1:51.040 +1.392 25
10 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1:51.073 +1.425 20
11 Marco Sorensen Carlin 1:51.117 +1.469 15
12 Rene Binder Trident 1:51.146 +1.498 16
13 Rio Haryanto Campos Racing 1:51.248 +1.600 14
14 Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix 1:51.620 +1.972 6
15 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1:51.623 +1.975 19
16 Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport 1:51.758 +2.110 19
17 Zoel Amberg Lazarus 1:51.891 +2.243 22
18 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1:51.908 +2.260 27
19 Vittorio Ghirelli MP Motorsport 1:51.969 +2.321 28
20 Robert Visoiu Rapax 1:52.112 +2.464 26
21 Sergey Sirotkin Rapax 1:52.192 +2.544 24
22 Norman Nato Arden International 1:52.319 +2.671 20
23 Sergio Canamasas Hilmer Motorsport 1:52.360 +2.712 31
24 Marlon Stockinger Status Grand Prix 1:52.764 +3.116 30
25 Nathanael Berthon Lazarus 1:52.949 +3.301 13
26 Axcil Jefferies Hilmer Motorsport no time    

Afternoon times

Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Norman Nato Arden International 1:49.697   15
2 Andre Negrao Arden International 1:50.941 +1.244 15
3 Raffaele Marciello Trident 1:50.973 +1.276 20
4 Sergio Canamasas Hilmer Motorsport 1:51.171 +1.474 21
5 Rene Binder Trident 1:51.219 +1.522 17
6 Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1:51.251 +1.554 15
7 Sergey Sirotkin Rapax 1:51.264 +1.567 30
8 Zoel Amberg Lazarus 1:51.395 +1.698 20
9 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1:51.556 +1.859 25
10 Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix 1:51.648 +1.951 20
11 Mitch Evans RUSSIAN TIME 1:51.656 +1.959 15
12 Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport 1:51.675 +1.978 16
13 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1:51.783 +2.086 14
14 Nathanael Berthon Lazarus 1:52.012 +2.315 6
15 Vittorio Ghirelli MP Motorsport 1:52.133 +2.436 19
16 Robert Visoiu Rapax 1:52.196 +2.499 19
17 Marlon Stockinger Status Grand Prix 1:52.694 +2.997 22
18 Alex Lynn DAMS 1:53.223 +3.526 27
19 Pierre Gasly DAMS 1:53.550 +3.853 28
20 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1:53.684 +3.987 26
21 Rio Haryanto Campos Racing 1:53.804 +4.107 24
22 Alexander Rossi Racing Engineering 1:54.024 +4.327 20
23 Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1:54.354 +4.657 31
24 Julian Leal Carlin 1:54.735 +5.038 30
25 Marco Sorensen Carlin 1:54.818 +5.121 13
26 Axcil Jefferies Hilmer Motorsport no time    

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Series GP2
Event Yas Marina March test
Sub-event Day 2
Track Yas Marina Circuit
Drivers Alexander Rossi , Marlon Stockinger , Nathanael Berthon , Marco Sorensen , Julian Leal , Axcil Jefferies , Rio Haryanto , Vittorio Ghirelli , Sergio Canamasas , Daniel de Jong , André Negrao , Arthur Pic , Jordan King , Richie Stanaway , Mitch Evans , Zoel Amberg , Robert Visoiu , Alex Lynn , Raffaele Marciello , Rene Binder , Sergey Sirotkin , Norman Nato , Stoffel Vandoorne , Pierre Gasly , Artem Markelov , Nobuharu Matsushita
Article type Testing report
Tags testing