Palmer tops GP2 pre-season tests after day 2

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Thursday 13th March, 2014 - 5:35am

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Jolyon Palmer tops GP2 testing again on Day 2 at Yas Marina

Jolyon Palmer tops GP2 testing again on Day 2 at Yas Marina

British driver Jolyon Palmer maintained his benchmark form by clocking the fastest time on day 2 of the official pre-season GP2 tests at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi.

After setting the quickest time on the opening day, the DAMS driver clocked 1:50.311s in the morning session to top his team-mate Stephane Richelmi (1:50.947s) with Jon Lancaster (MP Manor 1:51.005s) third fastest.

The Kiwi driver Mitch Evans, who has switched to the winning Russian Time team this season after his maiden GP2 year in 2013 with Arden, was fifth fastest in 1:51.231s.

Palmer’s time could not be bettered in the afternoon run with Johnny Cecotto, who has moved to Trident, topping the session in 1:50.760s.

Stoffel Vandoorne (ART) was less than a tenth away in second (1:50.821s) with incoming Arden driver Andre Negrao third best in 1:51.237s.

Evans ended the session seventh fastest in 1:51.714s after completing 23 laps.

Rio Haryanto was the early pacesetter in the morning before the initial red flag was waved when Vandoorne had stopped at turn 19 after clipping a barrier.

In the final 60 minutes of the morning group, Conor Daly and Facu Regalia collided at turn 18 with the American forced into an early retirement for the day.

GP2 test Day 2 – morning session 

1 Jolyon Palmer DAMS 1min50.311s 27
2 Stéphane Richelmi DAMS 1:50.947 28
3 Jon Lancaster MP Motorsport 1:51.005 20
4 Kimiya Sato Campos Racing 1:51.204 18
5 Mitch Evans RT RUSSIAN TIME 1:51.231 19
6 Rio Haryanto EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:51.445 28
7 Alexander Rossi EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:51.484 27
8 Felipe Nasr Carlin 1:51.810 22
9 Johnny Cecotto Trident 1:51.839 15
10 Conor Daly Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:51.846 12
11 Julian Leal Carlin 1:51.893 16
12 Raffaele Marciello Racing Engineering 1:52.024 27
13 Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1:52.215 27
14 André Negrao Arden International 1:52.268 22
15 Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1:52.335 11
16 Stefano Coletti Racing Engineering 1:52.404 20
17 Takuya Izawa ART Grand Prix 1:52.545 26
18 Nathanaël Berthon Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:52.580 13
19 Daniiel De Jong MP Motorsport 1:52.657 15
20 Rene Binder Arden International 1:52.887 19
21 Axcil Jefferies Trident 1:53.133 21
22 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Rapax 1:53.162 18
23 Simon Trummer Rapax 1:53.358 24
24 Artem Markelov RT RUSSIAN TIME 1:53.358 24
25 Daniel Abt Hilmer Motorsport 1:56.274 18
26 Facu Regalia Hilmer Motorsport    0

GP2 Day 2 testing – afternoon session

1 Johnny Cecotto Trident 1:50.760 14
2 Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1:50.821 33
3 André Negrao Arden International 1:51.237 27
4 Daniiel De Jong MP Motorsport 1:51.590 17
5 Facu Regalia Hilmer Motorsport 1:51.614 29
6 Daniel Abt Hilmer Motorsport 1:51.668 17
7 Mitch Evans RT RUSSIAN TIME 1:51.714 23
8 Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1:51.769 31
9 Rene Binder Arden International 1:52.038 17
10 Jon Lancaster MP Motorsport 1:52.132 30
11 Artem Markelov RT RUSSIAN TIME 1:52.341 32
12 Takuya ISO ART Grand Prix 1:52.528 23
13 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Rapax 1:52.595 18
14 Simon Trummer Rapax 1:52.640 20
15 Axcil Jefferies Trident 1:52.944 20
16 Nathanaël Berthon Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:53.393 15
17 Stéphane Richelmi DAMS 1:53.992 35
18 Jolyon Palmer DAMS 1:54.007 36
19 Kimiya Sato Campos Racing 1:54.142 33
20 Rio Haryanto EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:54.615 34
21 Felipe Nasr Carlin 1:54.714 25
22 Julian Leal Carlin 1:54.772 23
23 Alexander Rossi EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:54.868 39
24 Stefano Coletti Racing Engineering 1:55.194 29
25 Raffaele Marciello Racing Engineering 1:55.617 32
26 Connor Daly Venezuela GP Lazarus 0

 

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