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Louis Deletraz hits the front on final Formula V8 3.5 test day

by Peter Allen

Photo: RPM Racing

Formula V8 3.5 pre-season testing ended at Motorland?Aragon on Sunday with?Louis Deletraz?heading the field?for the first time.

Formula Renault 2.0 graduate Deletraz, driving the #1 Fortec car used by last year’s champion Oliver Rowland, was quickest in the morning session with a time of 1m40.235s.

Saturday pacesetter?Egor Orudzhev was second for Arden, 0.111s behind Deletraz.?Matthieu Vaxiviere?was third with SMP Racing followed by Deletraz’s team-mate?Pietro Fittipaldi.

Fifth was?Tom Dillmann, who then led the slower afternoon time, a second off Deletraz’s earlier mark.

Rene Binder had been second to Dillmann, just?0.022s behind, but had his best time deleted for running?underweight, dropping him to 10th. Lotus team-mate?Roy Nissany took over second in front of Orudzhev,?Matevos Isaakyan and?Yu Kanamaru.

The series will return to Aragon for its opening round next weekend.

Combined day two results
Pos. Driver Team Session 1 Session 2
1 Louis Deletraz Fortec Motorsports 1:40.235 1:42.381
2 Egor Orudzhev Arden Motorsport 1:40.346 1:41.538
3 Matthieu Vaxiviere SMP Racing 1:40.578 1:41.875
4 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports 1:40.703 1:42.818
5 Tom Dillmann AVF 1:40.813 1:41.294
6 Aurelien Panis Arden Motorsport 1:40.950 1:42.030
7 Yu Kanamaru Teo Martin Motorsport 1:41.076 1:41.827
8 Roy Nissany Lotus 1:41.489 1:41.434
9 Beitske Visser Teo Martin Motorsport 1:41.434 1:41.861
10 Rene Binder Lotus 1:41.542 1:42.660
11 Matevos Isaakyan SMP Racing 1:42.049 1:41.630
12 Alfonso Celis AVF 1:42.350 1:45.215
13 Johnny Cecotto RP Motorsport 1:42.435 1:42.873
14 Vitor Baptista RP Motorsport 1:43.017 1:43.338
15 Giuseppe Cipriani Durango Racing Team 1:47.323 1:46.088