GP2 Kicks Off Second Test

The GP2 series began its second test at the Paul Ricard circuit today, with new drivers making their debut.

GP2 Kicks Off Second Test

Mathias Lauda (Coloni), Hiroki Yoshimoto (BCN) and Giorgio Pantano (Super Nova) have joined the drivers from last week's test for the first time.

The teams took the opportunity to experiment with a variety of set ups, with lap times tumbling throughout the day as a result. The drivers shared their cars with their teammates throughout the day; with only one transponder per car the times released have been credited to the teams rather than the drivers.

The test, which is set to run for another three days, is split into four sessions a day. The final session comprised of qualifying style runs, and featured all twelve cars on track simultaneously. All bar one team ran within 1.5 seconds of the fastest driver.

Today's times:

Pos Team Time Laps 1. Hitech Piquet Sports 1:19.386 104 2. SuperNova 1:19.798 96 3. ART Grand Prix 1:19.882 83 4. Arden International 1:19.916 69 5. Racing Engineering 1:19.981 49 6. BCN Competicion 1:20.012 59 7. DPR 1:20.097 48 8. Dams 1:20.333 76 9. Durango 1:20.410 100 10. Campos Racing 1:20.507 63 11. iSport International 1:20.537 88 12. Coloni Motorsport 1:21.835 72 
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