Caterham drivers Rio Haryanto and Alexander Rossi finished first and second in the opening GP2 pre-season test session in Abu Dhabi.
Haryanto, who topped a session on his debut with the team in November’s test at the Yas Marinia Circuit, managed a best time of 1m50.862s.
That put him 0.273s ahead of team-mate Rossi, who claimed his maiden GP2 victory at the 2013 season finale at the same circuit.
Behind the two Caterhams were the two DAMS cars, with Jolyon Palmer leading Stephane Richelmi. Felipe Nasr was fifth for Carlin, closely followed by Trident’s Johnny Cecotto and his own new team-mate Julian Leal.
Jon Lancaster took P8 for MP Motorsport ahead of Arden’s Rene Binder and Russian Time new boy Mitch Evans.
Kimiya Sato finished 12th in his first session in a GP2 car, and on the Campos team’s return to the series. Other debutants were Axcil Jefferies in 21st for Trident and Honda-backed Takuya Izawa 23rd for ART, one spot ahead of team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne as they racked up more laps than anybody else but set best times 32 seconds off the pace.
Morning session results
|1||Rio Haryanto||Caterham Racing||1:50.862||13|
|2||Alexander Rossi||Caterham Racing||1:51.135||0.273||12|
|8||Jon Lancaster||MP Motorsport||1:51.765||0.903||13|
|9||Rene Binder||Arden International||1:51.893||1.031||9|
|10||Mitch Evans||Russian Time||1:51.928||1.066||17|
|11||Stefano Coletti||Racing Engineering||1:52.121||1.259||10|
|12||Kimiya Sato||Campos Racing||1:52.179||1.317||24|
|13||Daniel Abt||Hilmer Motorsport||1:52.259||1.397||18|
|14||Facu Regalia||Hilmer Motorsport||1:52.398||1.536||10|
|16||Raffaele Marciello||Racing Engineering||1:52.621||1.759||16|
|17||Arthur Pic||Campos Racing||1:52.820||1.958||23|
|22||Artem Markelov||Russian Time||1:53.807||2.945||12|
|23||Takuya Izawa||ART Grand Prix||2:23.231||32.369||27|
|24||Stoffel Vandoorne||ART Grand Prix||2:23.750||32.888||28|
|25||Andre Negrao||Arden International||No time||0|
|26||Daniiel De Jong||MP Motorsport||No time||0|