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FORMULA RENAULT 3.5 NEWS 

Aragon FR3.5 test: Sauber F1 tester Sirotkin quickest on final day

Sergey Sirotkin

Sergey Sirotkin went fastest for Fortec on the third and final day of Formula Renault 3.5 testing at Aragon.

The Sauber Formula 1 test driver was the only man to break through the 1m39s barrier, with his morning best - a 1m38.828s - enough to earn top spot overall.

Several drivers did improve in the afternoon, with Red Bull protege Pierre Gasly the closest to demoting Sirotkin.

The Arden driver worked his way down to a 1m39.013s, leaving him just under two tenths of a second from top spot.

Draco's Pietro Fantin also improved in the afternoon session, and finished the day third overall, just 0.033s down the road from Gasly.

Nikolay Martsenko, Zoel Amberg and Nigel Melker filled the top six on combined times.

Day one pacesetter Oliver Rowland wound up eighth overall in the second Fortec car, while Carlos Sainz Jr - quickest on day two - was 11th, 0.695s off the pace.

Sirotkin caused one of six stoppages as rain and mixed conditions produced a disrupted final day.

Pos  Driver               Team     Time       Gap
 1.  Sergey Sirotkin      Fortec   1m38.828s
 2.  Pierre Gasly         Arden    1m39.013s  +0.185s
 3.  Pietro Fantin        Draco    1m39.046s  +0.218s
 4.  Nikolay Martsenko    Comtec   1m39.190s  +0.362s
 5.  Zoel Amberg          AVF      1m39.255s  +0.427s
 6.  Nigel Melker         Tech 1   1m39.397s  +0.569s
 7.  Will Stevens         Strakka  1m39.423s  +0.595s
 8.  Oliver Rowland       Fortec   1m39.456s  +0.628s
 9.  Luca Ghiotto         Draco    1m39.458s  +0.630s
10.  Will Buller          Arden    1m39.481s  +0.653s
11.  Carlos Sainz Jr      DAMS     1m39.523s  +0.695s
12.  Matias Laine         Strakka  1m39.602s  +0.774s
13.  Norman Nato          DAMS     1m39.647s  +0.819s
14.  Matthieu Vaxiviere   Lotus    1m39.656s  +0.828s
15.  Marlon Stockinger    Lotus    1m39.759s  +0.931s
16.  Jazeman Jaafar       ISR      1m39.860s  +1.032s
17.  Tom Dillmann         Pons     1m40.026s  +1.198s
18.  Roberto Merhi        Zeta     1m40.040s  +1.212s
19.  Marco Sorensen       Tech 1   1m40.053s  +1.225s
20.  Meindert van Buuren  Pons     1m40.519s  +1.691s
21.  Roman Mavlanov       Zeta     1m40.596s  +1.768s
22.  Liam Venter          Comtec   1m41.289s  +2.461s
23.  Beitske Visser       AVF      1m41.606s  +2.778s
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