Indonesian racer Rio Haryanto finished day two of the GP2 pre-season test in Bahrain on top of the timing screens to enable his EQ8 Caterham Racing team to finish on top for the second consecutive day. His team-mate Alexander Rossi, fastest on day one yesterday, finished second, with Carlin’s Julian Leal third.
Haryanto’s lap of 1:39.129s was faster than the pole position lap set by Marcus Ericsson during the 2013 season. He finished 0.044s faster than Rossi. Leal was over four tenths of a second back in third, while Italian Raffaele Marciello was fourth for Racing Engineering.
British driver Jolyon Palmer continued his good pre-season by finishing fifth in his DAMS car, just ahead of Mitch Evans, who put in another top ten time for Russian Time. McLaren F1 junior driver Stoffel Vandoorne in his ART Grand Prix car, Monegasque driver Stephane Richelmi in the second DAMS car, Austrian Rene Binder in his Arden International machine, and Japanese driver Kimiya Sato for Campos Racing rounded out the top ten.
Conor Daly was fastest of the drivers not to have a confirmed ride for the 2014 season in thirteenth for Venezuela GP Lazarus, while Vittorio Ghirelli was 21st for Trident Racing, and Jon Lancaster 23rd for MP Motorsport. Ghirelli will hand over his car for the final day of the test to Zimbabwean driver Axcil Jefferies, who tested for the Trident team in Abu Dhabi last week.
The final day of the final pre-season test resumes tomorrow at 9am local time.
Bahrain Day 2 Pre-season Test Times
|1||Rio Haryanto||INO||EQ8 Caterham Racing||1:39.129|
|2||Alexander Rossi||USA||EQ8 Caterham Racing||1:39.173|
|4||Raffaele Marciello||ITA||Racing Engineering||1:39.704|
|6||Mitch Evans||NZL||Russian Time||1:39.870|
|7||Stoffel Vandoorne||BEL||ART Grand Prix||1:39.913|
|9||Rene Binder||AUT||Arden International||1:40.126|
|10||Kimiya Sato||JAP||Campos Racing||1:40.154|
|11||Nathanael Berthon||FRA||Venezuela GP Lazarus||1:40.190|
|12||Artem Markelov||RUS||Russian Time||1:40.191|
|13||Conor Daly||USA||Venezuela GP Lazarus||1:40.233|
|15||Andre Negrao||BRZ||Arden International||1:40.314|
|16||Daniel de Jong||NED||MP Motorsport||1:40.508|
|17||Takuya Izawa||JAP||ART Grand Prix||1:40.678|
|20||Arthur Pic||FRA||Campos Racing||1:40.840|
|22||Stefano Coletti||MON||Racing Engineering||1:41.106|
|23||Jon Lancaster||GBR||MP Motorsport||1:41.166|
|25||Facu Regalia||ARG||Hilmer Motorsport||1:41.476|
|26||Daniel Abt||GER||Hilmer Motorsport||1:41.746|