Vaxiviere tops Day 2 of Jerez test for newcomers Spirit of Race

Formula Renault 3.5 frontrunner Matthieu Vaxiviere set the quickest time of the post-season test at Jerez for series newcomers Spirit of Race.

Vaxiviere, who ran in the team's only test entry on both days, set a 1m27.331s in the morning session, which stood for the remainder of the Day 2 running.

Day 1 pacesetter Yu Kanamaru was three tenths off in second, while his newcomer teammate Matevos Isaakyan made up the top three, 0.02s behind the Japanese driver.

Jake Hughes kicked off his second day with Strakka by taking fourth place, while Louis Deletraz took fifth for Fortec.

After placing 10th in the morning, F3 ace George Russell led much of the afternoon session, but was dethroned by Isaakyan in the final minutes.

AVF regular Alfonso Celis took third, while Egor Orudzhev and Lotus tester Kevin Jorg completed the top five as the final drivers to dip below 1m29s in the second session, one in which none of the 17 racers present beat their earlier benchmarks.

Pos. Driver Team Session 1 Session 2
1 Matthieu Vaxiviere Spirit of Race 1:27.331 1:30.339
2 Yu Kanamaru Pons 1:27.631 1:29.056
3 Matevos Isaakyan Pons 1:27.651 1:28.392
4 Jake Hughes Strakka 1:27.768 1:29.434
5 Louis Deletraz Fortec 1:27.965 1:29.258
6 Marvin Kirchhofer AVF 1:28.029 1:29.218
7 Alfonso Celis AVF 1:28.042 1:28.817
8 Egor Orudzhev Arden 1:28.226 1:28.889
9 Jack Aitken Arden 1:28.227 1:29.735
10 George Russell Strakka 1:28.273 1:28.539
11 Kevin Jorg Lotus 1:28.516 1:28.978
12 Gustav Malja Fortec 1:28.517 1:29.359
13 Aurelien Panis Tech 1 1:28.745 1:30.505
14 Jehan Daruvala Comtec 1:28.886 1:29.363
15 Vladimir Atoev Carlin 1:29.250 1:29.667
16 Nikita Zlobin Carlin 1:29.272 1:30.191
17 Mahaveer Raghunathan Comtec 1:30.767 1:31.725
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Series Formula V8 3.5
Event Jerez October testing
Track Circuito de Jerez
Drivers Matthieu Vaxiviere , Yu Kanamaru , Matevos Isaakyan
Teams AF Corse , Pons Racing
Article type Testing report