Jakes tops the times at Ricard

Super Nova's James Jakes was quickest on the second day of testing at the Paul Ricard circuit on Wednesday

Jakes tops the times at Ricard

The Briton posted his fastest time of 1:12.346 in the morning session, outpacing Luiz Razia by less than a tenth of a second after the Brazilian Addax driver was quickest in the afternoon.

The duo exchanged positions in the two sessions, with Jakes second in the afternoon.

Formula 3 Euro Series champion Jules Bianchi had another positive outing in the ART car, posting the third quickest time - being the best rookie - ahead of Coloni's Will Bratt and Ocean's Antonio Felix da Costa, who completed the top five.

Yesterday's pace-setter Michael Herck finished down in seventh after his afternoon time was disallowed when his car was found to be underweight. The same happened to Charles Pic in the Racing Engineering machine.

In the morning, the top 16 drivers were covered by less than a second.

The test, the final of the year, finishes tomorrow.

Morning times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. James Jakes Super Nova Racing 1:12.346 21 2. Luiz Razia Barwa Addax Team 1:12.518 22 3. Michael Herck DPR 1:12.523 21 4. Stefano Coletti DAMS 1:12.594 19 5. Christian Vietoris Barwa Addax Team 1:12.594 22 6. Sam Bird Telmex Arden International 1:12.600 21 7. Oliver Turvey iSport International 1:12.627 18 8. Roldan Rodriguez Fat Burner Racing 1:12.663 21 9. Jerome d'Ambrosio Ocean Racing Technology 1:12.760 15 10. Alexander Rossi Piquet GP 1:12.784 18 11. Charles Pic Fat Burner Racing 1:12.837 23 12. Marcus Ericsson Telmex Arden International 1:13.128 38 13. Antonio Felix da Costa Ocean Racing Technology 1:13.176 38 14. Jules Bianchi ART Grand Prix 1:13.195 37 15. Kazimeras Vasiliauskas Trident Racing 1:13.328 45 16. Jan Charouz ART Grand Prix 1:13.337 23 17. Giacomo Ricci DPR  1:13.347 22 18. Max Chilton iSport International 1:13.369 24 19. William Bratt Party Poker Racing. 1:13.424 24 20. Vladimir Arabadzhiev Piquet GP 1:13.528 28 21. Fabio Leimer DAMS 1:13.738 18 22. Josef Kral Super Nova Racing 1:13.883 20 23. Andrea Caldarelli Party Poker Racing. 1:14.191 20 24. Plamen Kralev Trident Racing 1:14.521 29 

Afternoon times:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Luiz Razia Barwa Addax Team 1:12.416 20 2. James Jakes Super Nova Racing 1:12.434 25 3. Jules Bianchi ART Grand Prix 1:12.451 18 4. William Bratt Party Poker Racing.com 1:12.465 22 5. Antonio Felix da Costa Ocean Racing Technology 1:12.497 30 6. Roldan Rodriguez Fat Burner Racing Eng. 1:12.500 10 7. Jerome d'Ambrosio Ocean Racing Technology 1:12.533 22 8. Oliver Turvey iSport International 1:12.559 31 9. Sam Bird Telmex Arden International 1:12.620 20 10. Kazimeras Vasiliauskas Trident Racing 1:12.664 44 11. Christian Vietoris Barwa Addax Team 1:12.743 19 12. Marcus Ericsson Telmex Arden International 1:12.806 23 13. Giacomo Ricci DPR 1:12.885 25 14. Alexander Rossi Piquet GP 1:12.912 23 15. Max Chilton iSport International 1:12.995 22 16. Stefano Coletti DAMS 1:13.114 29 17. Andrea Caldarelli Party Poker Racing.com 1:13.123 32 18. Fabio Leimer DAMS 1:13.419 30 19. Josef Kral Super Nova Racing 1:13.480 23 20. Jan Charouz ART Grand Prix 1:13.589 24 21. Vladimir Arabadzhiev Piquet GP 1:13.724 27 22. Plamen Kralev Trident Racing 1:15.076 35 
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