Jolyon Palmer shades Mitch Evans in GP2 testing

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Wednesday 12th March, 2014 - 9:53am

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Jolyon Palmer quickest on Day 1 in GP2 pre-season tests at Abu Dhabi

Jolyon Palmer quickest on Day 1 in GP2 pre-season tests at Abu Dhabi

Briton Jolyon Palmer has set the benchmark on the opening pre-season test day for the GP2 Series at the Yas Marina circuit.

The three-day test comprises of a morning and an afternoon session with DAMS driver Palmer leaving it until the dying stages to post a 1:49.126s lap.

He had earlier clocked the third quickest time in the morning run.

Kiwi star Mitch Evans, who had finished 10th in the morning session that was topped by EQ8 Caterham Racing’s Rio Haryanto, improved his time in the afternoon to finish second quickest in 1:49.292s after turning only 13 laps compared with the 24 completed by Palmer.

The second DAMS driver Stephane Richelmi was third fastest in the afternoon in
1:49.756s.

Rookie Axcil Jefferies (Trident) brought out a final red flag late in the session after spinning and stopping at turn 19.

GP2 testing Day 1 – morning session 

1 Rio Haryanto EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:50.862 13
2 Alexander Rossi EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:51.135 12
3 Jolyon Palmer DAMS 1:51.232 11
4 Stéphane Richelmi DAMS 1:51.479 11
5 Felipe Nasr Carlin 1:51.590 16
6 Johnny Cecotto Trident 1:51.599 9
7 Julian Leal Carlin 1:51.609 12
8 Jon Lancaster MP Motorsport 1:51.765 13
9 Rene Binder Arden International 1:51.893 9
10 Mitch Evans RT RUSSIAN TIME 1:51.928 17
11 Stefano Coletti Racing Engineering 1:52.121 10
12 Kimiya Sato Campos Racing 1:52.179 24
13 Daniel Abt Hilmer Motorsport 1:52.259 18
14 Facu Regalia Hilmer Motorsport 1:52.398 10
15 Nathanaël Berthon Trident Racing 1:52.586 12
16 Raffaele Marciello Racing Engineering 1:52.621 16
17 Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1:52.820 23
18 Conor Daly Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:53.022 16
19 Simon Trummer Rapax 1:53.041 8
20 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Rapax 1:53.163 10
21 Axcil Jefferies Trident 1:53.686 20
22 Artem Markelov RT RUSSIAN TIME 1:53.807 12
23 Takuya Izawa ART Grand Prix 2:23.231 27
24 Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 2:23.750 28
25 André Negrao Arden International 0
26 Daniiel De Jong MP Motorsport 0

GP2 testing Day 1 – afternoon session 

1 Jolyon Palmer DAMS 1:49.126 24
2 Mitch Evans RT RUSSIAN TIME 1:49.292 13
3 Stéphane Richelmi DAMS 1:49.756 28
4 Daniel Abt Hilmer Motorsport 1:49.777 22
5 Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1:49.790 28
6 Johnny Cecotto Trident 1:49.892 19
7 Felipe Nasr Carlin 1:49.896 29
8 Stefano Coletti Racing Engineering 1:49.963 23
9 Alexander Rossi EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:50.018 25
10 Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1:50.204 19
11 Takuya Izawa ART Grand Prix 1:50.219 37
12 André Negrao Arden International 1:50.241 22
13 Rio Haryanto EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:50.256 24
14 Raffaele Marciello Racing Engineering 1:50.261 24
15 Daniiel De Jong MP Motorsport 1:50.265 6
16 Facu Regalia Hilmer Motorsport 1:50.289 17
17 Jon Lancaster MP Motorsport 1:50.434 17
18 Rene Binder Arden International 1:50.496 23
19 Julian Leal Carlin 1:50.541 27
20 Artem Markelov RT RUSSIAN TIME 1:50.925 21
21 Conor Daly Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:50.933 25
22 Nathanaël Berthon Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:51.026 20
23 Simon Trummer Rapax 1:51.043 23
24 Axcil Jefferies Trident 1:51.300 29
25 Kimiya Sato Campos Racing 1:51.331 20
26 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Rapax 1:51.437 16

 

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