Deletraz on top again in second Collective Test

Louis Deletraz made it two out of two after ending the second Collective Test on top at Motorland Aragon on Friday on the opening day of the Formula V8 3.5 season.

The Swiss ace set a time of 1m41.183s in the #1 Fortec Motorsports entry to end the fifty-minute session 0.246s clear of Arden Motorsport’s Russian driver Egor Orudzhev.

Roy Nissany was third quickest for Lotus despite having one of his quick lap times deleted due to track limits, while Yu Kanamaru of Teo Martin Motorsport ended up fourth, the leading driver of any of the four new-to-the-championship teams.

Aurélien Panis made it two Arden drivers inside the top five with the fifth fastest time, with the second Lotus of Austrian Rene Binder sixth, just ahead of the second Teo Martin Motorsport entry of Beitske Visser.

Pietro Fittipaldi, the grandson on two-time Formula 1 World Champion Emerson, was eighth quickest in the second of the Fortec Motorsports entries, with AVF duo Alfonso Celis Jr and Tom Dillmann completing the top ten.

Outside the top ten were both the SMP Racing entries, Matevos Isaakyan ahead of Matthieu Vaxiviere, both RP Motorsport entries of Johnny Cecotto Jr and Vitor Baptista, and the Durango Racing Team entry of gentleman driver Giuseppe Cipriani, who was almost six seconds off the pace.

Motorland Aragon Collective Test 2 Times

11Louis DeletrazSWIFortec Motorsports1m41.183s
27Egor OrudzhevRUSArden Motorsport1m41.429s
34Roy NissanyISRLotus1m41.573s
425Yu KanamaruJAPTeo Martin Motorsport1m41.582s
58Aurelien PanisFRAArden Motorsport1m41.798s
63Rene BinderAUTLotus1m42.033s
76Beitske VisserNEDTeo Martin Motorsport1m42.061s
82Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports1m42.219s
915Alfonso Celis JrMEXAVF1m42.392s
1016Tom DillmannFRAAVF1m42.630s
1126Matevos IsaakyanRUSSMP Racing1m42.953s
1223Matthieu VaxiviereFRASMP Racing1m43.034s
1321Johnny Cecotto JrVENRP Motorsport1m43.063s
1422Vitor BaptistaBRZRP Motorsport1m43.134s
1520Giuseppe CiprianiITADurango Racing Team1m47.047s