Lapierre goes top

Frenchman Nicolas Lapierre topped the times on the second and final day of Formula 3 Euro Series testing at Brno in the Czech Republic

Lapierre goes top

Rain showers disrupted the day and restricted tracktime, but most drivers improved on their Wednesday performances. No one however cracked Alexandre Premat's mark from the previous day. The Frenchman just sneaked into the 1m51s bracket yesterday to leave the best time of the whole test at 1m51.949s. Today he was over half a second slower and only sixth quickest.

Nico Rosberg was third best yesterday in his Team Rosberg Opel-powered Dallara, and today he marginally improved his time to go second quickest to Lapierre's similar Signature machine.

Eric Salignon, who had yesterday completed a one-two for the Dallara-Mercedes-equipped ASM team was fractionally slower today and dropped to third on the day. His English team-mate Jamie Green, who has a comfortable points lead in the series, was fourth quickest as he had been yesterday.

By and large it was the same drivers to the fore as it had been on day one, with only one new name in the re-shuffled top 10. That was Dutchman Charles Zwolsman, who moved into ninth slot in the Manor Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes.

Zwolsman's British team-mate Lewis Hamilton was only 17th best today, 1.644s off Lapierre's pace.

Nicolas Lapierre Signature D-O 1m52.033s
Nico Rosberg Rosberg D-Opel 1m52.109s
Eric Salignon ASM D-M 1m52.285s
Jamie Green ASM D-M 1m52.303s
Giedo van der Garde Signature D-O 1m52.527s
Alexandre Premat ASM Dallara-Mercedes 1m52.577s
Franck Perera Prema D-O 1m52.586s
Bruno Spengler Mucke D-M 1m52.679s
Charles Zwolsman Manor D-M 1m53.159s
Robert Kubica Mucke D-M 1m53.170s

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