Daniil Kvyat dominates Hockenheim test
|By Marcus Simmons||Thursday, September 12th 2013, 15:34 GMT|
Red Bull junior Daniil Kvyat dominated the second day of the Formula 3 European Championship test at Hockenheim to set the fastest time over the two days of running.
The Russian set the overall best time in the Thursday morning session, and his Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen set no fewer than five laps quicker than anyone else in the afternoon too.
Both sessions began in wet conditions, before gradually drying out.
Kvyat, who has yet to win an F3 race but is a title contender in the GP3 Series, headed Carlin team-mate Jordan King in the morning, and King's time was enough to keep him second overall on the day.
Current championship runner-up Felix Rosenqvist was third fastest in the morning and on the day, with Sven Muller continuing his impressive switch to the Van Amersfoort Racing team by going second in the afternoon with a time good enough for fourth overall.
It was a good day for the Dutch VAR team, with its second car of Dennis van de Laar fifth ahead of Andre Rudersdorf, the German showing by far his best form of his maiden European F3 season with Ma-Con.
The Prema Powerteam challenge was headed by championship leader Raffaele Marciello, who was seventh fastest overall.
Kevin Korjus did a solid job to go 13th fastest after replacing Wednesday pacesetter Alexander Sims in T-Sport's Dallara-Nissan. He was on what looked like a much quicker lap, setting a purple time in the second (and longest) sector, when he was forced to abort the lap.
New Fortec Motorsport recruit John Bryant-Meisner ended the day 19th fastest, although the team's Pipo Derani was forced to miss the test due to commitments at home in Sao Paulo.
Pos Driver Team/Car/Engine Time 1. Daniil Kvyat Carlin Dallara-VW 1m33.305s 2. Jordan King Carlin Dallara-VW 1m33.564s 3. Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Motorsport Dallara-Merc 1m33.645s 4. Sven Muller Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara-VW 1m33.714s 5. Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara-VW 1m33.830s 6. Andre Rudersdorf Ma-Con Dallara-VW 1m33.844s 7. Raffaele Marciello Prema Powerteam Dallara-Merc 1m33.876s 8. Lucas Auer Prema Powerteam Dallara-Merc 1m33.884s 9. Felix Serralles Fortec Motorsport Dallara-Merc 1m33.902s 10. Harry Tincknell Carlin Dallara-VW 1m33.926s 11. Nicholas Latifi Carlin Dallara-VW 1m33.945s 12. Jann Mardenborough Carlin Dallara-VW 1m33.989s 13. Kevin Korjus T-Sport Dallara-Nissan 1m34.014s 14. Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Racing Dallara-Merc 1m34.082s 15. Alex Lynn Prema Powerteam Dallara-Merc 1m34.089s 16. Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Motorsport Dallara-Merc 1m34.121s 17. Tom Blomqvist EuroInternational Dallara-Merc 1m34.141s 18. Jimmy Eriksson Ma-Con Dallara-VW 1m34.223s 19. John Bryant-Meisner Fortec Motorsport Dallara-Merc 1m34.278s 20. Eddie Cheever Prema Dallara-Merc 1m34.360s 21. Roy Nissany Mucke Motorsport Dallara-Merc 1m34.422s 22. Michael Lewis Mucke Motorsport Dallara-Merc 1m34.500s 23. Sean Gelael Double R Racing Dallara-Merc 1m34.639s 24. Spike Goddard T-Sport Dallara-Nissan 1m34.641s 25. Tatiana Calderon Double R Racing Dallara-Merc 1m35.302s 26. Sandro Zeller Jo Zeller Racing Dallara-Merc 1m35.913s 27. Michela Cerruti Romeo Ferraris Dallara-Merc 1m36.568s