GP2 car shines in test

The all-new GP2 cars look set to have no problem being faster than the Formula 3000 chassis they are replacing after Renault F1 test driver Franck Montagny dominated this week's F3000 test at Barcelona in Spain

GP2 car shines in test

Although Montagny's running on Tuesday was limited after he ran off the track in the morning session, he still managed to beat the best efforts of his F3000 rivals - having been comprehensively quickest overall on Monday.

Montagny's best time on Tuesday, despite his limited running, was a few hundredths quicker than Patrick Friesacher's best time for Coloni - having been a massive 2.5 seconds quicker than his nearest challenger on the first day of testing.

The test this week is being used by teams to evaluate candidates for next year's GP2 series and Nico Rosberg staked his claim to a seat with the third fastest time overall from the test, just behind experienced F3000 runner Friesacher.



1. Franck Montagny (Dallara GP2 car) 1m31.25s
2. Patrick Friesacher (Coloni) 1m31.49s
3. Nico Rosberg (Arden) 1m31.56s
4. Fairuz Fauzy (Astromega) 1,31.88s
5. Enrico Toccacelo (Astromega) 1m32.00s
6. Nicolas Lapierre (Arden) 1m32.12s
7. Pastor Maldonado (BCN) 1m32.14s
8. Alessandro Ciompi (Coloni) 1m33.64s

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