Lorenzo Colombo and Victor Martins set identical laptimes to top the last ever Formula Renault Eurocup test
The pre-event test at Paul Ricard took place over one four-hour session on Thursday afternoon, and with 19 drivers present with the inclusion of ADAC Formula 4 graduate Elias Seppanen in R-ace GP’s third car.
It was Seppanen who set the most laps (64) during the test, but he was towards the back of the field on pace.
Both Bhaitech’s Colombo and ART Grand Prix’s Martins waited until the end to set their fastest laps, with Colombo recording a 1m59.451s with his penultimate effort and Martins matching that with his final lap.
R-ace’s Caio Collet, who is the only driver who can prevent Martins from winning the title this weekend, was just 0.017 seconds back in third place.
Arden’s Ugo de Wilde was fourth quickest, ahead of R-ace’s Mikhael Belov and the closely matched trio of Paul Aron (ART GP), Franco Colapinto (MP Motorsport) and David Vidales (JD Motorsport).
|2||Victor Martins||ART Grand Prix||1m59.451s||+0.000s||44|
|3||Caio Collet||R-ace GP||1m59.468s||+0.017s||39|
|4||Ugo de Wilde||Arden||1m59.742s||+0.291s||50|
|5||Mikhael Belov||R-ace GP||1m59.843s||+0.392s||56|
|6||Paul Aron||ART Grand Prix||1m59.879s||+0.428s||45|
|7||Franco Colapinto||MP Motorsport||1m59.907s||+0.456s||38|
|8||David Vidales||JD Motorsport||1m59.915s||+0.464s||55|
|10||Gregoire Saucy||ART Grand Prix||2m00.224s||+0.773s||47|
|11||Hadrien David||MP Motorsport||2m00.273s||+0.822s||34|
|12||Amaury Cordeel||FA Racing by Manor||2m00.355s||+0.904s||45|
|13||William Alatalo||JD Motorsport||2m00.415s||+0.964s||53|
|14||Tijmen van der Helm||FA Racing by Manor||2m00.682s||+1.231s||43|
|15||Petr Ptacek||MP Motorsport||2m00.731s||+1.280s||37|
|16||Elias Seppanen||R-ace GP||2m00.787s||+1.336s||64|
|17||Reshad de Gerus||Arden||2m01.181s||+1.730s||36|