Piquet ends Paul Ricard test on top

Nelson Piquet Jr emerged fastest on the final day of official GP2 testing at Paul Ricard

Piquet ends Paul Ricard test on top

Piquet's lap of 1:13.068 was good enough for the third fastest time overall in the week's two-day test at the circuit, behind ART's Lewis Hamilton and Super Nova's Jose Maria Lopez best laps from yesterday.

Hamilton continued to demonstrate how consistent he is likely to be this season, finishing the day second quickest behind Piquet.

World Series by Renault race winner Andreas Zuber was third fastest, driving for new GP2 team Trident Racing, ahead of Ernesto Viso, whose morning time was good enough for fourth quickest of the day.

New Racing Engineering recruit Adam Carroll was fifth quickest.

This morning's session had a number of red flags as the drivers pushed their cars to the limits and learnt the reconfigured equipment.

Hamilton's fastest time from yesterday suggested that the configuration of cars, with a bi-plane rear wing and new tyres, are three seconds per lap quicker around the 2.4 mile '3D' track layout of the French circuit.

Today's times:

Pos  Driver                   Team                       Time      Laps
 1.  Nelson Angelo Piquet     Piquet Sports              1:13.068   31 
 2.  Lewis Hamilton           ART Grand Prix             1:13.179   37 
 3.  Andreas Zuber            Trident Racing             1:13.276   32 
 4.  Jose Maria Lopez         Super Nova International   1:13.355   34 
 5.  Adam Carroll             Racing Engineering         1:13.426   37 
 6.  Ernesto Viso             iSport International       1:13.537   36 
 7.  Alexandre Negrao         Piquet Sports              1:13.568   44 
 8.  Alexandre Premat         ART Grand Prix             1:13.607   33 
 9.  Timo Glock               BCN Competicion            1:13.680   45 
10.  Lucas Di Grassi          Durango                    1:13.685   39 
11.  Nicolas Lapierre         Arden International        1:13.704   38 
12.  Hiroki Yoshimoto         BCN Competicion            1:13.717   41 
13.  Ferdinando Monfardini    DAMS                       1:13.726   37 
14.  Felix Porteiro           Campos Racing              1:13.741   36 
15.  Franck Perera            DAMS                       1:13.757   30 
16.  Luca Filippi             FMS International          1:13.794   40 
17.  Michael Ammermueller     Arden International        1:13.823   35 
18.  Tristan Gommendy         iSport International       1:13.872   33 
19.  Adrian Valles            Campos Racing              1:13.968   38 
20.  Fairuz Fauzy             Super Nova International   1:14.321   22 
21.  Sergio Hernandez         Durango                    1:14.719   51 
22.  Clivio Piccione          DPR Direxiv                1:14.785    6 
23.  Javier Villa             Racing Engineering         1:15.046   33 
24.  Olivier Pla              DPR Direxiv                1:15.295   20 
25.  Jason Tahinci            FMS International          1:15.552   25 
26.  Gianmaria Bruni          Trident Racing             1:16.695   13 

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