Tio Ellinas was quickest for the second day in a row as the first Formula Renault 3.5 Series test came to an end on Friday at the Circuito de Jerez.
The Cypriot driver, racing this season for Strakka Racing, completed 44 laps of the Spanish circuit, posting a best time of 1m28.260s during the morning session to beat Lotus’ Matthieu Vaxiviere by 0.260s.
The day was all about low set-up, with drivers practicing for the way cars will have to be set-up for the opening race of the weekends this season.
Tom Dillmann of Jagonya Ayam with Carlin was third fastest, ahead of Beitske Visser of AVF, while Jazeman Jaafar rounded out the top five for Fortec Motorsports.
The second Strakka Racing entry of Gustav Malja was sixth quickest, and was the busiest driver on the day, completing 81 laps, but was almost ninth-tenths of a second adrift of team-mate Ellinas.
Oliver Rowland was seventh for Fortec, ahead of Pietro Fantin of International Draco Racing, while Sean Galael in the second Carlin machine was ninth.
2014 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 champion Nyck de Vries completed the top ten for DAMS, who managed to repair Dean Stoneman’s car overnight from his big crash on Thursday afternoon, although the Red Bull-backed driver was only twenty-first quickest, ahead of only Aurelien Panis of Tech 1 Racing.
Circuito de Jerez Pre-Season Test 1 Day 2 Times
|1||11||Tio Ellinas||CYP||Strakka Racing||1m28.260s||44|
|3||26||Tom Dillmann||FRA||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||1m28.680s||72|
|5||3||Jazeman Jaafar||MAL||Fortec Motorsports||1m28.957s||67|
|6||12||Gustav Malja||SWE||Strakka Racing||1m29.102s||81|
|7||4||Oliver Rowland||GBR||Fortec Motorsports||1m29.178s||63|
|8||19||Pietro Fantin||BRZ||International Draco Racing||1m29.216s||61|
|9||25||Sean Gelael||INO||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||1m29.292s||60|
|10||1||Nyck de Vries||NED||DAMS||1m29.583s||75|
|11||8||Johnny Cecotto Jr||VEN||Zeta Corse||1m29.601s||62|
|12||10||Meindert van Buuren||NED||Lotus||1m29.893s||59|
|13||20||Bruno Bonifacio||BRZ||International Draco Racing||1m29.948s||63|
|14||39||Philo Paz Patrick Armand||INO||Pons Racing||1m30.061s||61|
|15||7||Facu Regalia||ARG||Zeta Corse||1m30.107s||68|
|16||6||Egor Orudzhev||RUS||Arden Motorsport||1m30.325s||78|
|17||5||Nicholas Latifi||CAN||Arden Motorsport||1m30.330s||33|
|18||15||Alfonso Celis Jr||MEX||AVF||1m30.456s||71|
|19||40||Roberto Merhi||ESP||Pons Racing||1m30.461s||65|
|20||17||Roy Nissany||ISR||Tech 1 Racing||1m30.562s||40|
|22||18||Aurelien Panis||FRA||Tech 1 Racing||1m31.691s||61|