Leimer tops second day at Abu Dhabi

Fabio Leimer set the fastest time on the second day of GP2 testing at Abu Dhabi

Leimer tops second day at Abu Dhabi

The 21-year-old Swiss, who finished 19th in his rookie GP2 season with Ocean this year, was running for a second day with Rapax and topped the timesheet in both the morning and afternoon sessions.

He was two tenths quicker than GP2 veteran Luca Filippi (Coloni) in the morning and a tenth faster than Josef Kral (Addax) after lunch.

Filippi, replacing yesterday's pace-setter James Jakes at Coloni, left it until the last five minutes of morning running to topples Charles Pic from second spot - on the Frenchman's second day at Addax, having raced with Arden this season.

Kral, also in his second day at Addax having raced for Super Nova this year, improved on his fourth place in the morning to take second in the afternoon.

Dani Clos (Ocean) took over at Ocean Racing today and edged out the man he replaced, Sam Bird - now with DAMS - for third place this afternoon.

Esteban Gutierrez finished best of the rookies, fifth fastest in both sessions.

Of the other rookies to breach the top 10, Andrea Caldarelli 10th and sixth for Racing Engineering, Jolyon Palmer was eighth in the morning for iSport and Italian Kevin Ceccon (who raced in Spanish F3 this year) was 10th on his second afternoon at Coloni.

Morning times Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Fabio Leimer Rapax 1m47.867s 16 2. Luca Filippi Coloni 1m48.054s 32 3. Charles Pic Addax 1m48.141s 19 4. Josef Kral Addax 1m48.171s 19 5. Esteban Gutierrez ART 1m48.183s 28 6. Sam Bird DAMS 1m48.261s 22 7. Michael Herck DPR 1m48.570s 13 8. Joylon Palmer iSport 1m48.614s 8 9. Dani Clos Ocean 1m48.731s 16 10. Andrea Caldarelli Racing Engineering 1m48.766s 15 11. Nicolas Marroc Ocean 1m48.731s 14 12. Roberto Mehri iSport 1m49.025s 21 13. Julian Leal Trident 1m49.037s 19 14. Nathanel Berthon ART 1m49.098s 23 15. Stefano Coletti Trident 1m49.120s 20 16. James Jakes Racing Engineering 1m49.357s 12 17. Simon Trummer Arden 1m49.377s 32 18. Jake Rosenzweig Super 1m49.537s 14 19. Rodolfo Gonzalez Super 1m49.631s 11 20. Armaan Ebrahim Arden 1m49.946s 32 21. Pal Varhaug DAMS 1m49.949s 34 22. Kevin Ceccon Coloni 1m49,971s 6 23. Daniel Mancinelli Rapax 1m50.780s 19 24. Camilo Zurcher DPR 2m10.469s 1 
Afternoon times Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Fabio Leimer Rapax 1m47.401s 16 2. Josef Kral Addax 1m47.517s 16 3. Dani Clos Ocean 1m47.827s 21 4. Sam Bird DAMS 1m47.887s 13 5. Esteban Gutierrez ART 1m47.913s 31 6. Andrea Caldarelli Racing Engineering 1m47.939s 16 7. Luca Filippi Coloni 1m47.944s 17 8. Charles Pic Addax 1m47.972s 18 9. Stefano Coletti Trident 1m48.016s 26 10. Kevin Ceccon Coloni 1m48.156s 13 11. James Jakes Racing Engineering 1m48.189s 24 12. Michael Herck DPR 1m48.294s 23 13. Roberto Mehri iSport 1m48.387s 21 14. Jolyon Palmer iSport 1m48.406s 22 15. Nathanael Berthon ART 1m48.759s 28 16. Nicolas Marroc Ocean 1m48.831s 15 17. Simon Trummer Arden 1m48.874s 25 18. Pal Varhaug DAMS 1m48.891s 27 19. Rodolfo Gonzalez Super Nova 1m49.008s 19 20. Julian Leal Trident 1m49.085s 19 21. Armaan Ebrahim Arden 1m49.262s 31 22. Daniel Mancinelli Rapax 1m50.102s 13 
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