Deletraz quickest on final test day of F3.5 pre-season

Fortec Motorsports driver Louis Deletraz was quickest on the second and final Formula V8 3.5 pre-season testing day at Motorland Aragon.

Rookie Deletraz, a Renault F1 junior, overtook Egor Orudzhev in the dying minutes of the morning session, setting the new benchmark for the two-day test at 1m40.235s.

And unlike on Saturday, the morning times were unmatched in the afternoon, leaving the Swiss driver with the quickest lap of the event.

2015 runner-up Matthieu Vaxiviere, famous for his pace at Aragon, was third behind Deletraz and Orudzhev in the first session, with Pietro Fittipaldi, Tom Dillmann and Aurelien Panis also dipping into the 1m40s margin.

The afternoon, meanwhile, was headed by AVF's Dillmann. Lotus driver Rene Binder came up just 0.022s short of the Frenchman's 1m41.294s time at the chequered flag, but was subsequently stripped of his best lap due to his car being underweight.

As such, Roy Nissany and Egor Orudzhev ended up second and third after late improvements, with rookie Matevos Isaakyan in fourth.

The 2016 Formula Renault V8 3.5 season will kick off at Motorland Aragon next weekend.

Day 2 results

Pos. Driver Team AM PM
1 Louis Deletraz Fortec Motorsports 1:40.235 1:42.381
2 Egor Orudzhev Arden Motorsport 1:40.346 1:41.538
3 Matthieu Vaxiviere SMP Racing 1:40.578 1:41.875
4 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports 1:40.703 1:42.818
5 Tom Dillmann AVF 1:40.813 1:41.294
6 Aurelien Panis Arden Motorsport 1:40.950 1:42.030
7 Yu Kanamaru Teo Martin Motorsport 1:41.076 1:41.827
8 Roy Nissany Lotus 1:41.489 1:41.434
9 Beitske Visser Teo Martin Motorsport 1:41.434 1:41.861
10 Rene Binder Lotus 1:41.542 1:42.660
11 Matevos Isaakyan SMP Racing 1:42.049 1:41.630
12 Alfonso Celis AVF 1:42.350 1:45.215
13 Johnny Cecotto RP Motorsport 1:42.435 1:42.873
14 Vitor Baptista RP Motorsport 1:43.017 1:43.338
15 Giuseppe Cipriani Durango Racing Team 1:47.323 1:46.088


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Series Formula V8 3.5
Event Aragon April testing
Track Motorland Aragon
Drivers Matthieu Vaxiviere , Egor Orudzhev , Louis Deletraz
Article type Testing report