Rookie Albon quickest on Day 2 of post-season test

GP3 Series runner-up Alexander Albon set the pace on the second day of the post-season GP2 test at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.

Albon, testing with ART Grand Prix, narrowly edged Raffaele Marciello (Trident) and Charles Leclerc (Prema) in the afternoon session - but came up short of beating Marciello's Wednesday benchmark.

Renault protege Oliver Rowland, third quickest on Wednesday, set the pace in the morning session of the second day, edging out Marciello by 0.037s.

Rowland's lap, however, was slower than both the session-toppers from Wednesday, and the DAMS driver was surpassed soon after the midday break.

Ferrari junior Leclerc, who was among the three drivers to stop and cause a red flag in the morning session, led the afternoon early on, before being overhauled by Jordan King (MP Motorsport) and Marciello with one hour left on the clock.

Marciello and Leclerc then cleared King, but were both overtaken by Albon, who ended the day on top.

King was fourth, while Johnny Cecotto (Rapax) took fifth from Racing Engineering tester Louis Deletraz, who was followed closely by Rowland and DAMS teammate Nicholas Latifi.

Despite causing two stoppages, Ferrari protege Antonio Fuoco (Prema) ended the day in ninth, with fellow rookie Nyck de Vries (Rapax) making up the top 10.

Day 2 results

Pos. Driver Team AM PM
1 Alexander Albon ART Grand Prix 1:50.540 1:49.062
2 Raffaele Marciello Trident 1:49.712 1:49.086
3 Charles Leclerc PREMA Racing 1:53.000 1:49.092
4 Jordan King MP Motorsport 1:50.077 1:49.152
5 Johnny Cecotto Rapax 1:49.959 1:49.210
6 Louis Deletraz Racing Engineering 1:50.960 1:49.414
7 Oliver Rowland DAMS 1:49.675 1:49.432
8 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 1:53.052 1:49.440
9 Antonio Fuoco PREMA Racing 1:52.821 1:49.582
10 Nyck de Vries Rapax 1:50.989 1:49.594
11 Gustav Malja Racing Engineering 1:51.078 1:49.606
12 Sean Gelael Arden International 1:52.701 1:49.664
13 Luca Ghiotto Arden International 1:50.569 1:49.772
14 Callum Ilott ART Grand Prix 1:51.631 1:49.847
15 Sergio Sette Camara MP Motorsport 1:50.845 1:49.945
16 Egor Orudzhev Pertamina Campos Racing 1:51.808 1:50.044
17 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1:52.172 1:50.200
18 Philo Paz Armand Trident 1:51.020 1:50.362
19 Felix Serralles Carlin 1:52.203 1:51.302
20 Dani Juncadella Pertamina Campos Racing 1:52.458 1:51.549
21 Mahaveer Raghunathan Carlin 1:52.012 1:51.800
22 Christopher Hoher RUSSIAN TIME 1:52.634 1:52.070

 

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Series GP2
Event Abu Dhabi November testing
Track Yas Marina Circuit
Drivers Raffaele Marciello , Oliver Rowland , Charles Leclerc , Alexander Albon
Article type Testing report