Robert Wickens was quickest again on the second day of Formula Renault 3.5 testing at Paul Ricard
The Carlin driver was the only man to get under 1m50s, as he put in a 1m49.901s with a late push.
"We tried a fast lap late in the day, without pressure, just for the fun of it," said Wickens. "It all worked well again. I know I'm in the right team to win, I'm fit and it's perfect to have been at the top of the timesheets throughout the test sessions. I'm looking forward to being at Motorland, like all the other drivers are too."
Gravity Charouz's Brendon Hartley was second, with morning session pacesetter Albert Costa third for Epsilon Euskadi.
Likely title contender Daniel Ricciardo missed this week's test due to his Formula 1 reserve duties with Red Bull in Melbourne.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Robert Wickens Carlin 1m49.901s 2. Brendon Hartley Gravity-Charouz 1m50.131s + 0.230s 3. Albert Costa Epsilon Euskadi 1m50.396s + 0.495s 4. Daniil Move P1 1m50.540s + 0.639s 5. Alexander Rossi Fortec 1m50.547s + 0.646s 6. Jean-Eric Vergne Carlin 1m50.604s + 0.703s 7. Arthur Pic Tech 1 1m50.796s + 0.895s 8. Jan Charouz Gravity-Charouz 1m50.875s + 0.974s 9. Daniel Zampieri BVM Target 1m50.878s + 0.977s 10. Cesar Ramos Fortec 1m50.897s + 0.996s 11. Daniel McKenzie Comtec 1m50.960s + 1.059s 12. Jake Rosenzweig Mofaz 1m51.070s + 1.169s 13. Nathanael Berthon ISR 1m51.075s + 1.174s 14. Sergio Canamasas BVM Target 1m51.213s + 1.312s 15. Nelson Panciatici KMP 1m51.213s + 1.312s 16. Stephane Richelmi Draco 1m51.298s + 1.397s 17. Kevin Korjus Tech 1 1m51.330s + 1.429s 18. Filip Salaquarda ISR 1m51.353s + 1.452s 19. Andre Negrao Draco 1m51.525s + 1.624s 20. Walter Grubmuller P1 1m51.537s + 1.636s 21. Oliver Webb Pons 1m51.563s + 1.662s 22. Anton Nebylitskiy KMP 1m51.637s + 1.736s 23. Sten Pentus Epsilon Euskadi 1m51.646s + 1.745s 24. Emmanuel Piget Epsilon Euskadi 1m51.795s + 1.894s 25. Sten Pentus Mofaz 1m51.831s + 1.930s 26. Dominic Storey Mofaz 1m52.605s + 2.704s 27. Daniel de Jong Comtec 1m52.706s + 2.805s
The 2015 Formula Renault 3.5 season will be notable for being the last with the French company's backing but also produced a worthy champion in Oliver Rowland. PETER MILLS evaluates this year's crop of drivers
Last year's field was extraordinary and hard to match, but the Formula Renault 3.5 grid will still have plenty of talent this season. Glenn Freeman runs through the field ahead of this weekend's season opener
Landing the Fortec seat that took rising star Robin Frijns to the 2012 FR3.5 title was already a good sign for Stoffel Vandoorne. Then McLaren took him under its wing. Peter Mills tells Vandoorne's story so far