GP2 testing: Alexander Albon fastest on day two in Abu Dhabi

GP3 runner-up Alexander Albon ended his second day in a GP2 car on top of the times in the post-season test at Yas Marina

GP2 testing: Alexander Albon fastest on day two in Abu Dhabi

The Anglo-Thai continued his programme with ART Grand Prix, and was one of four drivers covered by less than a tenth of a second at the end of the second installment of the three-day test.

Raffaele Marciello, who was quickest on Wednesday with Trident, stayed with the same team and ran Albon closest, finishing up just 0.024s adrift.

GP3 champion Charles Leclerc was fastest in the early going of the quicker afternoon session, and finished up third in the order with Prema Racing, which appeared to focus on race runs in the morning with the Monegasque and fellow Ferrari junior Antonio Fuoco.

Jordan King jumped out of the Russian Time entry he ran on Wednesday and into an MP Motorsport machine to go fourth fastest.

Category veteran Johnny Cecotto Jr continued his end-of-year comeback form to take fifth place with Rapax, while Formula V8 3.5 runner-up Louis Deletraz completed the top six with Racing Engineering.

The fastest time in the morning session was set by Oliver Rowland with DAMS, followed by Marciello, Cecotto, King and Albon.

Rowland was seventh quickest in the afternoon, during which everyone set their best time, followed by fellow DAMS driver Nicholas Latifi.

Fuoco was ninth, while GP3 race winner Nyck de Vries joined the test - having tested a DTM Audi at Jerez earlier in the week - to take 10th position with Rapax.

Further down the order, Callum Ilott - who will continue in F3 next season - was 14th on his debut GP2 test day with ART, while DTM Mercedes driver Daniel Juncadella was 20th with Campos Racing on his first GP2 test since 2012.

MORNING TIMES

Pos Driver Team Gap Laps
1 Oliver Rowland DAMS 1m49.675s 32
2 Raffaele Marciello Trident 0.037s 27
3 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Rapax 0.284s 19
4 Jordan King MP Motorsport 0.402s 15
5 Alexander Albon ART Grand Prix 0.865s 31
6 Luca Ghiotto Arden International 0.894s 25
7 Sergio Sette Camara MP Motorsport 1.170s 28
8 Louis Deletraz Racing Engineering 1.285s 31
9 Nyck de Vries Rapax 1.314s 24
10 Philo Paz Armand Trident 1.345s 20
11 Gustav Malja Racing Engineering 1.403s 23
12 Callum Ilott ART Grand Prix 1.956s 26
13 Egor Orudzhev Pertamina Campos Racing 2.133s 26
14 Mahaveer Raghunathan Carlin 2.337s 28
15 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 2.497s 33
16 Felix Serralles Carlin 2.528s 11
17 Daniel Juncadella Pertamina Campos Racing 2.783s 16
18 Christopher Hoher RUSSIAN TIME 2.959s 25
19 Sean Gelael Arden International 3.026s 27
20 Antonio Fuoco Prema Racing 3.146s 35
21 Charles Leclerc Prema Racing 3.325s 38
22 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 3.377s 47

AFTERNOON TIMES

Pos Driver Team Gap Laps
1 Alexander Albon ART Grand Prix 1m49.062s 28
2 Raffaele Marciello Trident 0.024s 19
3 Charles Leclerc Prema Racing 0.030s 19
4 Jordan King MP Motorsport 0.090s 14
5 Johnny Cecotto Jr. Rapax 0.148s 20
6 Louis Deletraz Racing Engineering 0.352s 18
7 Oliver Rowland DAMS 0.370s 26
8 Nicholas Latifi DAMS 0.378s 19
9 Antonio Fuoco Prema Racing 0.520s 23
10 Nyck de Vries Rapax 0.532s 23
11 Gustav Malja Racing Engineering 0.544s 13
12 Sean Gelael Arden International 0.602s 12
13 Luca Ghiotto Arden International 0.710s 17
14 Callum Ilott ART Grand Prix 0.785s 23
15 Sergio Sette Camara MP Motorsport 0.883s 16
16 Egor Orudzhev Pertamina Campos Racing 0.982s 27
17 Artem Markelov RUSSIAN TIME 1.138s 13
18 Philo Paz Armand Trident 1.300s 18
19 Felix Serralles Carlin 2.240s 4
20 Daniel Juncadella Pertamina Campos Racing 2.487s 28
21 Mahaveer Raghunathan Carlin 2.738s 28
22 Christopher Hoher RUSSIAN TIME 3.008s 25


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