Josef Kaufmann Racing’s Eurocup regular Gustav Malja posted the best lap of the series’ rookie test at Catalunya, while AV Formula’s George Russell was fastest among newcomers.
The Swede was by far quickest in the morning session, eventually settling atop of the timesheets with a lap that ended up unmatched for the rest of the day. More than half a second adrift, karting graduates Russell and Max Verstappen were an impressive second and third respectively, while series veteran Steijn Schothorst posted the fourth quickest time for Manor.
Albert Costa, who took the Eurocup title in 2009, was fifth fastest for Koiranen. Levin Amweg took sixth, ahead of Gregor Ramsay and Nicolas Jamin, while FR1.6 frontrunner Martin Rump and French F4 champion Anthoine Hubert rounded out the top ten.
The afternoon session saw Schothorst, Malja and Amweg take turns topping the session. The Dutchman emerged quickest in the final minutes of the test, with ART rookie and the JKR driver clocking in within less than half a tenth of his time.
Russell was again the fastest newcomer, taking fourth ahead of Rump and Joffrey De Narda. Prema duo Jamin and Damiano Fioravanti were seventh and eighth, with the top ten completed by Hubert and Costa.
Both sessions saw numerous interruptions, with the afternoon run coming to an end slightly ahead of schedule due to a red flag.
|Pos.||Driver||Team||Session 1||Session 2|
|1||Gustav Malja||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1:43.957||1:44.046|
|2||Steijn Schothorst||Manor MP Motorsport||1:44.878||1:44.010|
|3||Levin Amweg||ART Junior Team||1:44.988||1:44.024|
|4||George Russell||AV Formula||1:44.534||1:44.169|
|5||Martin Rump||Fortec Motorsports||1:45.347||1:44.293|
|6||Joffrey De Narda||RC Formula||1:45.518||1:44.424|
|7||Nicolas Jamin||Prema Powerteam||1:45.103||1:44.443|
|9||Damiano Fioravanti||Prema Powerteam||1:45.701||1:44.662|
|10||Anthoine Hubert||Tech 1 Racing||1:45.476||1:44.665|
|11||Albert Costa||Koiranen GP||1:44.976||1:44.730|
|12||Simon Gachet||ARTA Engineering||1:45.539||1:44.762|
|13||Matthew Graham||Fortec Motorsports||1:45.966||1:44.795|
|14||Alex Palou||AV Formula||1:47.539||1:44.853|
|16||Erik Johansson||Koiranen GP||1:46.495||1:45.201|
|17||Matevos Isaakyan||AV Formula||1:46.692||1:45.373|
|18||John Filippi/Benjamin Bailly||RC Formula||1:45.477||1:47.333|
|19||Dennis Anoschin||ARTA Engineering||1:45.667||1:46.186|
|20||Tristan Viidas||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1:47.927||1:45.854|
|21||Leonardo Pulcini||Interwetten.com Racing||1:49.258||1:45.919|
|22||Robin Hansson||Fortec Motorsports||1:46.848||1:45.939|
|23||Kang Ling||Manor MP Motorsport||1:47.414||1:45.997|
|24||Lukas Sundahl||Jenzer Motorsport||1:48.774||1:46.180|
|25||Tom Le Coq||ART Junior Team||1:47.880||1:46.223|
|26||Vasily Romanov||Tech 1 Racing||1:48.071||1:46.306|
|27||Chris Middlehurst||Manor MP Motorsport||1:47.280||1:46.316|
|28||Jules Gounon||Prema Powerteam||1:46.828||1:46.470|
|29||Max Weinzierl||Interwetten.com Racing||1:49.214||1:47.093|
|30||Alain Valente||Jenzer Motorsport||1:49.170||1:47.326|
|31||Jocelyn Vuadens/Christophe Hurni||Jenzer Motorsport||1:49.507||1:49.161|
Quickest personal time in bold
Quickest time of session in italics