Rookies Barnicoat and Isaakyan lead on Day 1 of Aragon test

Formula Renault 2.0 racers Ben Barnicoat and Matevos Isaakyan topped the two respective sessions of the opening day of F3.5 testing at Motorland Aragon.

British racer Barnicoat led the way in the morning session, while Russian Isaakyan clocked in the best time of the day in the afternoon test.

Barnicoat moved into the top spot of the timesheets in the final minutes of the first run, deposing Isaakyan, who was subsequently shuffled down to fifth place.

Dean Stoneman made up a Carlin 1-2, while Kevin Jorg and Louis Deletraz, who were Josef Kaufmann Racing teammates in FR2.0, took third and fourth place.

The afternoon session saw Pons Racing duo Isaakyan and Yu Kanamaru enter the final minutes in the lead.

Red Bull junior Callum Ilott, making his debut in the car, then moved to P2, only to be deposed by fellow Strakka driver Jake Hughes and Jorg.

Pos. Driver Team Session 1 Session 2
1  Matevos Isaakyan Pons 1'42.101 1'41.505
2 Jake Hughes Strakka 1'42.393 1'41.545
3 Kevin Jorg Lotus 1'42.055 1'41.579
4 Callum Ilott Strakka 1'42.247 1'41.705
5 Ben Barnicoat Carlin 1'41.822 1'41.881
6 Yu Kanamaru Pons 1'42.608 1'41.823
7 Alfonso Celis AVF 1'43.183 1'41.903
8 Egor Orudzhev Arden 1'42.814 1'41.911
9 Dean Stoneman Carlin 1'41.922 1'42.235
10 Louis Deletraz Fortec 1'42.071 1'41.927
11 Ukyo Sasahara Comtec 1'43.449 1'42.042
12 Jack Aitken Arden 1'43.312 1'42.105
13 Aurelien Panis Tech 1 1'43.413 1'42.169
14 Matthieu Vaxiviere Spirit of Race 1'42.532  
15 Tom Dillmann AVF   1'42.632
16 Anthoine Hubert Tech 1 1'42.866 1'42.855
17 Thiago Vivacqua AVF 1'43.013  
18 Dan Wells Spirit of Race 1'43.051  
19 Alex Bosak Fortec 1'43.488 1'43.104
20 Vladimir Atoev Spirit of Race   1'43.149
21 Vitor Baptista Lotus 1'44.534 1'43.244
22 Nikita Zlobin Spirit of Race   1'45.144
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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Dean Stoneman , Jake Hughes , Egor Orudzhev , Alfonso Celis Jr. , Yu Kanamaru , Callum Ilott , Ben Barnicoat , Kevin Jörg , Matevos Isaakyan
Teams Pons Racing , Carlin
Article type Testing report