Aragon FR3.5 test: Stoffel Vandoorne tops times for Fortec

New McLaren junior driver Stoffel Vandoorne topped the first Formula Renault 3.5 test of 2013 at Aragon on Friday

Aragon FR3.5 test: Stoffel Vandoorne tops times for Fortec

The Belgian, who was snapped up by McLaren earlier this week, topped both the morning and afternoon sessions in the Fortec car which took Robin Frijns to the 2012 championship.

Vandoorne, who also succeeded Frijns as Formula Renault Eurocup champion last year, pipped FR3.5 veteran Daniil Move to top spot in the closing minutes of both the morning and afternoon sessions.

The best times of the day came in the afternoon session, as the teams got some dry running in after the track had been wet for most of the morning.

Red Bull junior and championship favourite Antonio Felix da Costa jumped Move to take second just before the end of the day's running, leaving the Russian with the third fastest time.

The top six was completed by the Draco cars of Nico Muller and Andre Negrao, who sandwiched fifth placed Will Stevens.

Combined Friday testing times:

Pos  Driver                  Team            Time       Gap
 1.  Stoffel Vandoorne       Fortec          1m39.913s
 2.  Antonio Felix da Costa  Arden Caterham  1m40.055s  + 0.142s
 3.  Daniil Move             Comtec          1m40.068s  + 0.155s
 4.  Nico Muller             Draco           1m40.162s  + 0.249s
 5.  Will Stevens            P1              1m40.325s  + 0.412s
 6.  Andre Negrao            Draco           1m40.398s  + 0.485s
 7.  Pietro Fantin           Arden Caterham  1m40.724s  + 0.811s
 8.  Matias Laine            P1              1m40.731s  + 0.818s
 9.  Tom Dillmann            ISR             1m40.734s  + 0.821s
10.  Norman Nato             DAMS            1m40.734s  + 0.821s
11.  Sergey Sirotkin         ISR             1m41.036s  + 1.123s
12.  Marco Sorensen          Lotus           1m41.089s  + 1.176s
13.  Marlon Stockinger       Lotus           1m41.120s  + 1.207s
14.  Nikolay Martsenko       Pons            1m41.174s  + 1.261s
15.  Zoel Amberg             Pons            1m41.176s  + 1.263s
16.  Kevin Magnussen         DAMS            1m41.236s  + 1.323s
17.  Oliver Webb             Fortec          1m41.320s  + 1.407s
18.  Lucas Foresti           Comtec          1m41.361s  + 1.448s
19.  Mihail Aleshin          Tech 1          1m41.460s  + 1.547s
20.  Jazeman Jaafar          Carlin          1m41.496s  + 1.583s
21.  Nigel Melker            Tech 1          1m41.752s  + 1.839s
22.  Mihai Marinescu         Zeta            1m42.567s  + 2.654s
23.  Arthur Pic              AV              1m42.790s  + 2.877s
24.  Yann Cunha              AV              1m42.940s  + 3.027s
25.  Carlos Huertas          Carlin          1m43.277s  + 3.364s
26.  Daniel Zampieri         Zeta            1m43.304s  + 3.391s

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