Bottas leads second day of test

ART's Formula 3 convert Valtteri Bottas was quickest in both sessions on day two of this week's three-day GP3 test at Catalunya on Wednesday

Bottas leads second day of test

The Finn's best time of 1m38.004s came in the morning, and put him 0.188 seconds ahead of second-year driver Nigel Melker (Mucke). Recent Tech 1 signing Andrea Caldarelli was third quickest, ahead of Jenzer's Nico Muller and Arden's Lewis Williamson.

Times were slower in the afternoon as most teams worked on longer runs. Bottas set the pace again with a 1m39.335s, with Williamson now his closest rival and Manor's Rio Haryanto up to third.

Bottas' team-mate James Calado, Status driver Antonio Felix da Costa and Muller completed the top six.

Morning session: Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Valtteri Bottas ART 1m38.004s 2. Nigel Melker RSC Mucke 1m38.192s + 0.188s 3. Andrea Caldarelli Tech 1 1m38.396s + 0.392s 4. Nico Muller Jenzer 1m38.436s + 0.432s 5. Lewis Williamson MW Arden 1m38.488s + 0.484s 6. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Manor 1m38.517s + 0.513s 7. Gabby Chaves Addax 1m38.551s + 0.547s 8. James Calado ART 1m38.576s + 0.572s 9. Michael Christensen RSC Mucke 1m38.675s + 0.671s 10. Antonio Felix da Costa Status 1m38.683s + 0.679s 11. Daniel Morad Addax 1m38.689s + 0.685s 12. Pedro Nunes ART 1m38.694s + 0.690s 13. Mitch Evans MW Arden 1m38.696s + 0.692s 14. Aaro Vainio Tech 1 1m38.743s + 0.739s 15. Alexander Sims Status 1m38.785s + 0.781s 16. Simon Trummer MW Arden 1m38.788s + 0.784s 17. Matias Laine Manor 1m38.794s + 0.790s 18. Rio Haryanto Manor 1m38.823s + 0.819s 19. Vittorio Ghirelli Jenzer 1m38.887s + 0.883s 20. Tamas Pal Kiss Tech 1 1m38.910s + 0.906s 21. Marlon Stockinger Atech CRS 1m38.945s + 0.941s 22. Nick Yelloly Atech CRS 1m39.024s + 1.020s 23. Leonardo Cordeiro Carlin 1m39.119s + 1.115s 24. Maxim Zimin Jenzer 1m39.208s + 1.204s 25. Zoel Amberg Atech CRS 1m39.235s + 1.231s 26. Ivan Lukashevich Status 1m39.265s + 1.261s 27. Tom Dillmann Carlin 1m39.282s + 1.278s 28. Willi Steindl RSC Mucke 1m39.295s + 1.291s 29. Conor Daly Carlin 1m39.666s + 1.662s 30. Thomas Hylkema Addax 1m39.774s + 1.770s Afternoon session: Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Valtteri Bottas ART 1m39.335s 2. Lewis Williamson MW Arden 1m39.574s + 0.239s 3. Rio Haryanto Manor 1m39.660s + 0.325s 4. James Calado ART 1m39.742s + 0.407s 5. Antonio Felix da Costa Status 1m39.747s + 0.412s 6. Nico Muller Jenzer 1m39.772s + 0.437s 7. Andrea Caldarelli Tech 1 1m39.812s + 0.477s 8. Alexander Sims Status 1m39.826s + 0.491s 9. Pedro Nunes ART 1m39.917s + 0.582s 10. Mitch Evans MW Arden 1m39.941s + 0.606s 11. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Manor 1m39.992s + 0.657s 12. Simon Trummer MW Arden 1m40.048s + 0.713s 13. Tom Dillmann Carlin 1m40.101s + 0.766s 14. Marlon Stockinger Atech CRS 1m40.157s + 0.822s 15. Tamas Pal Kiss Tech 1 1m40.173s + 0.838s 16. Matias Laine Manor 1m40.182s + 0.847s 17. Gabby Chaves Addax 1m40.212s + 0.877s 18. Nigel Melker RSC Mucke 1m40.245s + 0.910s 19. Maxim Zimin Jenzer 1m40.275s + 0.940s 20. Daniel Morad Addax 1m40.303s + 0.968s 21. Aaro Vainio Tech 1 1m40.308s + 0.973s 22. Nick Yelloly Atech CRS 1m40.334s + 0.999s 23. Conor Daly Carlin 1m40.371s + 1.036s 24. Vittorio Ghirelli Jenzer 1m40.407s + 1.072s 25. Ivan Lukashevich Status 1m40.564s + 1.229s 26. Michael Christensen RSC Mucke 1m40.706s + 1.371s 27. Leonardo Cordeiro Carlin 1m40.710s + 1.375s 28. Zoel Amberg Atech CRS 1m40.829s + 1.494s 29. Willi Steindl RSC Mucke 1m40.908s + 1.573s 30. Thomas Hylkema Addax 1m41.549s + 2.214s 
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