Stanaway ends Abu Dhabi test on top

Richie Stanaway set the pace on the final day of this week's GP2 testing in Abu Dhabi.

The Status Grand Prix driver set the quickest time of the week with a 1:48.441 lap, set in the morning session, as teams continued to deal with the windy conditions on track.

Day-one pace-setter Pierre Gasly was again near the top with the second fastest time of the day, while Russian Time's Mitch Evans was third less than three tenths of a second behind Stanaway.

Trident's Raffaele Marciello was another of the drivers in the top five in all three sessions of the test, the Italian fourth quickest today ahead of American Alexander Rossi in the Racing Engineering car.

Sergey Sirotkin was fastest in the afternoon, but the times were significantly slower as teams focused on longer runs.

Evans caused the only red flag of the morning when he stopped at Turn 9, before Artem Markelov triggered the second stoppage in the afternoon, also stopping on track, this time on the start/finish straight.

The next GP2 test takes place in Bahrain on April 1-3.

Morning times

Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix 1:48.441   28
2 Pierre Gasly DAMS 1:48.605 +0.164 36
3 Mitch Evans RUSSIAN TIME 1:48.717 +0.276 25
4 Raffaele Marciello Trident 1:48.850 +0.409 35
5 Alexander Rossi Racing Engineering 1:48.857 +0.416 23
6 Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1:48.921 +0.480 31
7 Alex Lynn DAMS 1:48.937 +0.496 32
8 Rio Haryanto Campos Racing 1:49.001 +0.560 17
9 Sergey Sirotkin Rapax 1:49.023 +0.582 12
10 Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1:49.115 +0.674 16
11 Andre Negrao Arden International 1:49.142 +0.701 30
12 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1:49.194 +0.753 24
13 Marco Sorensen Carlin 1:49.271 +0.830 22
14 Julian Leal Carlin 1:49.322 +0.881 22
15 Nathanael Berthon Lazarus 1:49.426 +0.985 32
16 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1:49.679 +1.238 39
17 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1:49.693 +1.252 30
18 Rene Binder Trident 1:49.767 +1.326 20
19 Vittorio Ghirelli MP Motorsport 1:50.058 +1.617 17
20 Marlon Stockinger Status Grand Prix 1:50.109 +1.668 32
21 Norman Nato Arden International 1:50.551 +2.110 9
22 Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport 1:50.885 +2.444 16
23 Robert Visoiu Rapax 1:51.076 +2.635 34
24 Sergio Canamasas Hilmer Motorsport 1:51.134 +2.693 34
25 Zoel Amberg Lazarus 1:51.292 +2.851 2
26 Axcil Jefferies Hilmer Motorsport no time    

Afternoon times 

Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Sergey Sirotkin Rapax 1:49.158   29
2 Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1:49.260 +0.102 37
3 Alex Lynn DAMS 1:49.277 +0.119 20
4 Nathanaël Berthon Lazarus 1:49.379 +0.221 18
5 Norman Nato Arden International 1:49.391 +0.233 23
6 Rio Haryanto Campos Racing 1:49.431 +0.273 35
7 Pierre Gasly DAMS 1:49.532 +0.374 16
8 Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport 1:49.859 +0.701 15
9 Mitch Evans RUSSIAN TIME 1:50.097 +0.939 9
10 Zoel Amberg Lazarus 1:50.197 +1.039 21
11 Sergio Canamasas Hilmer Motorsport 1:50.227 +1.069 34
12 André Negrao Arden International 1:50.741 +1.583 26
13 Vittorio Ghirelli MP Motorsport 1:50.842 +1.684 23
14 Robert Visoiu Rapax 1:51.024 +1.866 20
15 Rene Binder Trident 1:51.084 +1.926 34
16 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1:52.058 +2.900 25
17 Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1:52.501 +3.343 38
18 Marco Sorensen Carlin 1:52.709 +3.551 37
19 Raffaele Marciello Trident 1:53.118 +3.960 24
20 Jordan King Racing Engineering 1:53.290 +4.132 40
21 Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1:53.296 +4.138 38
22 Julian Leal Carlin 1:53.611 +4.453 36
23 Marlon Stockinger Status Grand Prix 1:53.952 +4.794 24
24 Alexander Rossi Racing Engineering 1:53.991 +4.833 29
25 Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix 1:54.005 +4.847 24
26 Axcil Jefferies Hilmer Motorsport no time    

 

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Series FIA F2
Event Yas Marina March test
Sub-event Day 3
Track Yas Marina Circuit
Drivers Alexander Rossi , Marlon Stockinger , Nathanael Berthon , Marco Sorensen , Julian Leal , Axcil Jefferies , Rio Haryanto , Vittorio Ghirelli , Sergio Canamasas , Daniel de Jong , Andre Negrao , Arthur Pic , Jordan King , Richie Stanaway , Mitch Evans , Zoel Amberg , Robert Visoiu , Alex Lynn , Raffaele Marciello , Rene Binder , Sergey Sirotkin , Norman Nato , Stoffel Vandoorne , Pierre Gasly , Artem Markelov , Nobuharu Matsushita
Article type Testing report
Tags testing