Team AirAsia made good progress on day two of the first GP2 Asia pre-season test, working on car performance, race starts and pit stop practice. Davide Valsecchi recorded a best lap of 1:49.18, completing a total of 37 laps and finishing the day fifth quickest. Luiz Razia ran 40 laps in total and set a best time of 1:49.59 before a red flag brough the day's session to an end.
Davide Valsecchi "We had a good day today. We did a lot of preparation work ahead of the race and our aim is to qualify in the top five. We were competitive on track and finished the session confident that we can still go faster and achieve our goals in the race. With another two days testing left I feel confident we will be well prepared."
Luiz Razia "Today was really good. Although we didn't get to use our second set of tyres we were still very competitive compared to the other teams and we have learnt a lot about the car and how to optimise the set up. Overall we made a lot progress today and will continue to do so next week."
Team Manager Phill Spencer "Another strong day today. The team were faultless and the cars performed very well indeed. Overall I am really pleased with how the first two days have gone, and am confident with another two days testing we will be ready for the race here next weekend."
Humphrey Corbett, Chief Engineer "I am very pleased with how things went today. P5 and P11 at the end of today is not bad, considering we didn't get a chance to use our second set of tyres. But we have two more days of testing still to go. Today we focused on pit lane runs, pit stop practice & full tank runs and gained a lot of information. Once again everyone has worked really well together, so all in all I'm very happy."
Testing resumes 6th --7th February. 09:00 - 12:00 & 14:00 -- 17:00 (local time +4hrs GMT)