Raffaele Marciello remains a cut above the rest in the Formula Renault 3.5 test at Motorland Aragon as he carried his pace into the second morning.
Still driving for Strakka Racing, the Ferrari ace continued the speed that saw him top both of Wednesday’s sessions as he finished 0.325 seconds clear of Red Bull-backed counterpart Carlos Sainz (DAMS).
Jazeman Jaafar took third place after stepping into the sole car that the ISR team are running this week, with Will Buller fourth having switched to AV Formula. Nico Muller was fifth for Comtec, with Fortec’s Oliver Rowland in sixth.
Zoel Amberg took seventh for Arden Caterham, with the Draco pairing of Formula Renault 2.0 graduate Luca Ghiotto and FR3.5 regular Pietro Fantin eighth and ninth respectively. Sergey Sirotkin completed the top ten in the second Fortec machine.
F3 Open driver Liam Venter crashed his Comtec car in the final half hour, bringing out the red flag while the tyre barrier was repaired.
Morning session times
|1||Raffaele Marciello||Strakka Racing||1:39.995||38|
|4||William Buller||AV Formula||1:40.623||0.628||27|
|5||Nico Muller||SMP Racing by Comtec||1:40.685||0.690||41|
|6||Oliver Rowland||Fortec Motorsports||1:40.724||0.729||32|
|7||Zoel Amberg||Arden Caterham||1:40.738||0.743||40|
|8||Luca Ghiotto||International Draco Racing||1:40.836||0.841||24|
|9||Pietro Fantin||International Draco Racing||1:40.953||0.958||38|
|10||Sergey Sirotkin||Fortec Motorsports||1:40.955||0.960||29|
|11||Nikolay Martsenko||Zeta Corse||1:40.990||0.995||32|
|13||Pierre Gasly||Arden Caterham||1:41.005||1.010||30|
|16||Matias Laine||Strakka Racing||1:41.305||1.310||31|
|17||Mathieu Vaxiviere||Pons Racing||1:41.387||1.392||25|
|18||Roman Mavlanov||Zeta Corse||1:41.396||1.401||36|
|20||Riccardo Agostini||Pons Racing||1:41.817||1.822||33|
|22||Marco Sorensen||Tech 1 Racing||1:41.845||1.850||36|
|23||Andrea Pizzitola||AV Formula||1:41.884||1.889||37|
|24||Liam Venter||SMP Racing by Comtec||1:44.495||4.500||33|
|25||Jordan Oon||Tech 1 Racing||1:46.700||6.705||34|