Germany fastest on final day

German Formula Three racer Nico Hulkenberg surprised the regular A1 GP fraternity by recording the fastest time on the second and final day of official testing at Silverstone

Germany fastest on final day

 Hulkenberg recorded a lap of 1:10.615 around the circuit's 2.294-mile International layout, meaning the German squad were the fastest of 20 nations practising today in the build-up to the opening round of the new season at Zandvoort on October 1.
 
However, his time wasn't good enough to beat Fairuz Fauzy's best effort from yesterday, who as a result recorded the quickest time of the pre-season test for Team Malaysia.
 
Former IRL and Champ Car racer Darren Manning set the fastest time overall in the afternoon's session to record the second best time of the day for Great Britain, three tenths of a second slower than Hulkenberg's best.
 
New Zealand were third quickest with regular racer Jonny Reid behind the wheel.

Jos Verstappen will be buoyed by the Dutch team's strength heading into the season opener at Zandvoort in October after he recorded the fourth quickest time of the day.

 --- Morning -- -- Afternoon - Pos Team Time Laps Time Laps 1. Germany 1:10.615 45 1:11.487 40 2. Great Britain 1:11.106 45 1:10.927 45 3. New Zealand 1:10.936 57 1:12.629 50 4. Netherlands 1:10.942 49 1:11.731 47 5. China 1:11.173 35 1:12.669 51 6. South Africa 1:11.183 46 1:12.314 52 7. Lebanon 1:11.237 41 1:13.919 55 8. Australia 1:11.347 50 No time - 9. Malaysia 1:11.396 52 1:12.522 21 10. Brazil 1:11.952 46 1:11.471 51 11. Italy 1:11.507 58 1:15.955 15 12. Canada 1:11.704 47 1:11.877 46 13. Ireland 1:12.140 56 1:11.877 61 14. Switzerland 1:11.892 48 1:12.977 49 15. Indonesia 1:11.908 63 1:13.592 29 16. Mexico 1:12.200 50 1:12.161 41 17. Czech Republic 1:12.321 21 1:12.588 33 18. France 1:12.383 31 1:11.662 39 19. Pakistan 1:12.642 28 1:12.740 47 20. USA 1:13.521 43 1:14.655 10 
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