Barcelona FR3.5 testing: Will Stevens leads final full day

Will Stevens topped the final full day of pre-season Formula Renault 3.5 testing at Barcelona on Wednesday

Barcelona FR3.5 testing: Will Stevens leads final full day

The British driver led title favourites Kevin Magnussen and Antonio Felix da Costa in the afternoon running, as conditions improved after a morning of changeable weather.

Marco Sorensen and Nico Muller made sure the top five was filled with drivers returning for a second FR3.5 season, while Formula Renault Eurocup champion Stoffel Vandoorne was the top rookie in sixth.

McLaren junior driver Vandoorne had led the way in the morning, as he and Fortec team-mate Oliver Webb shone when the track was ready for slick tyres.

Neither Fortec driver got involved in the rush towards the end of the day on new tyres, meaning that they were the only drivers in the top 20 to set their fastest times in the morning.

"I wasn't really looking for performance," said Vandoorne of his afternoon programme.

"I didn't go out with much downforce this afternoon because I wanted to get familiar with the set-up for Monza [for the season-opener]."

The teams will get another half day of testing on the eve of the first round, as the first of two sessions at the first two events to make up for the day of running that was lost at Aragon due to snow.

Combined testing times: Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Will Stevens P1 1m29.521s 2. Kevin Magnussen DAMS 1m29.536s + 0.015s 3. Antonio Felix da Costa Arden Caterham 1m29.646s + 0.125s 4. Marco Sorensen Lotus 1m29.916s + 0.395s 5. Nico Muller Draco 1m30.048s + 0.527s 6. Stoffel Vandoorne Fortec 1m30.156s + 0.635s 7. Sergey Sirotkin ISR 1m30.199s + 0.678s 8. Nigel Melker Tech 1 1m30.214s + 0.693s 9. Carlos Huertas Carlin 1m30.231s + 0.710s 10. Oliver Webb Fortec 1m30.249s + 0.728s 11. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin 1m30.351s + 0.830s 12. Arthur Pic AV 1m30.371s + 0.850s 13. Andre Negrao Draco 1m30.468s + 0.947s 14. Marlon Stockinger Lotus 1m30.470s + 0.949s 15. Nikolay Martsenko Pons 1m30.714s + 1.193s 16. Norman Nato DAMS 1m30.748s + 1.227s 17. Zoel Amberg Pons 1m30.951s + 1.430s 18. Mikhail Aleshin Tech 1 1m30.985s + 1.464s 19. Christopher Zanella ISR 1m30.993s + 1.472s 20. Mihai Marinescu Zeta 1m31.154s + 1.633s 21. Matias Laine P1 1m31.166s + 1.645s 22. Daniil Move Comtec 1m31.349s + 1.828s 23. Yann Cunha AV 1m31.407s + 1.886s 24. Pietro Fantin Arden Caterham 1m31.527s + 2.006s 25. Dino Zamparelli Zeta 1m31.569s + 2.048s 26. Lucas Foresti Comtec 1m31.598s + 2.077s 
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