Vergne ends Rockingham test on top

Jean-Eric Vergne set the quickest time on the second day of this week's British Formula 3 test at Rockingham

Vergne ends Rockingham test on top

The Red Bull-backed Carlin driver's 1m10.970s on Tuesday was the fastest of the test and put him three tenths clear of Fortec's Oli Webb, who set his best time on Monday.

Vergne set his best lap towards the end of the morning session yesterday and then spun into the gravel. He resumed to set the fastest time of the afternoon's running as well.

"We had a good test," he said. "I think we learned a lot about the car and the circuit, and I was very happy to finish quickest overall. I think we are really making some good steps forward now. With every session I feel I know more about the car and feel more comfortable."

Carlin's James Calado and Adriano Buzaid finished the test third and fourth fastest with Raikkonen Robertson team-mates Daisuke Nakajima and Carlos Huertas completing the top six.

Pos Driver Team Car Time 1. Jean-Eric Vergne Carlin D/V 1m10.970s 2. Oli Webb Fortec D/M 1m11.211s 3. James Calado Carlin D/V 1m11.288s 4. Adriano Buzaid Carlin D/V 1m11.290s 5. Daisuke Nakajima Raikkonen D/M 1m11.410s 6. Carlos Huertas Raikkonen D/M 1m11.439s 7. William Buller Hitech D/V 1m11.469s 8. Daniel Mckenzie Fortec D/M 1m11.491s 9. Hywel Lloyd CF D/M 1m11.666s 10. Felipe Nasr Raikkonen D/M 1m11.689s 11. Menasheh Idafar T-Sport D/H 1m11.844s 12. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Carlin D/V 1m11.855s 13. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin D/V 1m11.947s 14. Gabriel Dias Hitech D/V 1m12.017s 15. Lucas Foresti Hitech D/V 1m12.416s 16. James Cole T-Sport D/H 1m12.422s 17. Alex Brundle T-Sport D/V 1m12.706s 18. Rio Haryanto West-Tec D/H 1m12.792s 19. Pietro Fantin Hitech D/V 1m12.807s 20. Jay Bridger Litespeed D/V 1m12.959s 21. Alex Jones West-Tec D/H 1m13.199s 22. Adderly Fong Sino Vision D/M 1m13.992s 
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