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Series Paul Richard final test summary

First Generation Concludes in France The first generation of the GP2 Series has ended today at Circuit Paul Ricard, the circuit at which the series took its initial steps with its first development car more than three years ago. Today was the...

First Generation Concludes in France

The first generation of the GP2 Series has ended today at Circuit Paul Ricard, the circuit at which the series took its initial steps with its first development car more than three years ago. Today was the final time that the third and final incarnation of that car will be run in Europe, and the test ended with Andy Zuber coming to within hundredths of a second of setting new lap record. That honour, however remains with Jose Maria Lopez who set a 1:12.547 on the 3D track formation back in March 2006.

The final two days of the test saw Andy Zuber dominate much of the running for both FMS and Super Nova, with Pastor Maldonado at ART and Minardi Piquet Sports and Luca Filippi at Racing Engineering and Super Nova remaining as the other stand out drivers. Yesterday also saw GP2 Series history made as Simona de Silvestro became the first female driver to take part in a GP2 session.

After three thrilling years the GP2 Series now looks towards January and the beginning of a new era with the launch of the GP2 Asia Series, while in February 26 of the new GP2 / 08 car will run here at Circuit Paul Ricard for the first test of the 2008 season. <pre> Day Three Day Four

      Driver                Team                       Time                  Driver                Team                      Time
1     Pastor Maldonado      ART Grand Prix             1:13.094        1     Andreas Zuber         Super Nova Int.           1:12.584
2     Andreas Zuber         FMS International          1:13.153        2     Pastor Maldonado      Minardi Piquet Sports     1:12.819
3     Mike Conway           Minardi Piquet Sports      1:13.203        3     Luca Filippi          Super Nova Int.           1:12.879
4     Luca Filippi          Racing Engineering         1:13.226        4     Romain Grosjean       Racing Engineering        1:12.917
5     Ben Hanley            Minardi Piquet Sports      1:13.236        5     Adrian Zaugg          BCN Competicion           1:12.950
6     Borja Garcia          iSport International       1:13.415        6     Kazuki Nakajima       ART Grand Prix            1:12.959
7     Vitaly Petrov         Campos Grand Prix          1:13.586        7     Yelmer Buurman        ART Grand Prix            1:13.094
8     Karun Chandhok        DPR                        1:13.615        8     Adrian Valles         iSport International      1:13.290
9     Marcos Martinez       Racing Engineering         1:13.638        9     Borja Gacria          Minardi Piquet Sports     1:13.323
10    Davide Valsecchi      iSport International       1:13.660        10     Davide Rigon         FMS International         1:13.338
11    Giedo V Der Garde     DAMS                       1:13.724        11    Vitaly Petrov         Campos Grand Prix         1:13.411
12    Kamui Kobayashi       DAMS                       1:13.759        12    Chris Van der Drift   Trident Racing            1:13.451
13    Christian Bakkerud    Super Nova International   1:13.809        13    Geido  V Der Garde    DAMS                      1:13.489
14    Yelmer Buurman        ART Grand Prix             1:13.831        14    Bruno Senna           iSport International      1:13.517
15    Adrian Zaugg          DPR                        1:13.852        15    Davide Valsecchi      Durango                   1:13.533
16    Dani Clos             BCN Competicion            1:13.980        16    Ben Hanley            DPR                       1:13.570
17    Michael Herck         Trident Racing             1:14.149        17    Oliver Jarvis         DPR                       1:13.615
18    Chris Van der Drift   Trident Racing             1:14.153        18    Renger V der Zande    Arden International       1:13.735
19    Celso Miguez          Durango                    1:14.291        19    Alberto Valerio       Racing Engineering        1:13.742
20    Davide Rigon          FMS International          1:14.477        20    Kamui Kobayashi       DAMS                      1:13.811
21    Adam Khan             Arden International        1:14.602        21    Michael Herck         Trident Racing            1:13.887
22    Giacomo Piccini       Durango                    1:14.876        22    Ho Pin Tung           Campos Grand Prix         1:13.931
23    Maximo Cortez         Campos Grand Prix          1:14.986        23     Alejandro Nunez      BCN Competicion           1:13.968
24    Steven Jelley         Super Nova International   1:15.007        24    Maro Engel            FMS International         1:13.978
25    Simona De Silvestro   Campos Grand Prix          1:15.049        25    Adam Khan             Arden International       1:14.145
26    Recardo Bruins Choi   Arden International        1:15.170        26    Fabrizio Crestani     Durango                   1:15.340
27    Vladimr Arabadzhiev   BCN Competicion            1:15.472        27    Nico Verdonck         DPR                       1:15.984
28    German Sancez         Campos Grand Prix          1:16.107        28    Tengyi Jiang          FMS International         1:16.185

-credit: gp2series.com

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