McLaren Formula 1 junior driver Stoffel Vandoorne dominated the final day of GP2 Series post-season testing on Thursday, the Belgian setting the pace in the morning and afternoon sessions.
The Formula Renault 3.5 runner-up, who was at the wheel of the DAMS car after testing for ART on the previous two days, beat Trident’s Giovanni Venturini to the quickest time, a 1m48.657-second lap, posted in the evening.
Vandoorne, whom McLaren is set to place in GP2 next year, outpaced Venturini by less than a tenth of a second, with Wednesday pacesetter Rio Haryanto (Caterham) ending up third, less than two tenths of a second off the pace.
The opening day’s fastest man, Raffaele Marciello, was fourth for Racing Engineering, having switched from Trident. Daniel Abt completed the top five for Hilmer ahead of Tio Ellinas (MP) and Johnny Cecotto Jr. (Rapax).
GP3 runner-up Facu Regalia was eighth for Addax, in what was the team’s final outing in GP2 before Adrian Campos takes it over for the 2014 season.
Abt caused the sole red flag of the day when he stopped on track in the afternoon session.
GP2 teams will return to action for pre-season testing next year.
Afternoon timesPos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Stoffel Vandoorne DAMS 1m49.322s 28 2. Facu Regalia Addax 1m49.764s 24 3. Stephane Richelmi DAMS 1m49.904s 24 4. Arthur Pic Arden 1m50.095s 30 5. Simon Trummer Rapax 1m50.116s 22 6. Mitch Evans Racing Engineering 1m50.226s 26 7. Giovanni Venturini Trident 1m50.241s 22 8. Andre Negrao Carlin 1m50.301s 22 9. Johnny Cecotto Rapax 1m50.330s 2110. Dani Clos Lazarus 1m50.374s 2711. Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport 1m50.393s 1412. Daniel Abt Hilmer 1m50.440s 1713. Julian Leal Hilmer 1m50.562s 2714. Raffaele Marciello Racing Engineering 1m50.610s 2715. Jordan King Addax 1m50.757s 2116. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin 1m50.961s 2617. Nathanael Berthon Arden 1m50.976s 2318. Tio Ellinas MP Motorsport 1m51.079s 2419. Conor Daly ART 1m51.514s 3320. Artem Markelov Russian Time 1m51.657s 1521. Gianmarco Raimondo Trident 1m51.675s 3122. Rene Binder Lazarus 1m51.865s 1023. Nikolay Martsenko ART 1m52.370s 4124. Sam Bird Russian Time 1m52.538s 2725. Will Stevens Caterham 1m53.551s 2026. Rio Haryanto Caterham 1m53.648s 24Evening times Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Stoffel Vandoorne DAMS 1m48.657s 34 2. Giovanni Venturini Trident 1m48.710s 34 3. Rio Haryanto Caterham 1m48.796s 32 4. Raffaele Marciello Racing Engineering 1m49.052s 26 5. Daniel Abt Hilmer 1m49.090s 31 6. Tio Ellinas MP Motorsport 1m49.157s 29 7. Johnny Cecotto Rapax 1m49.256s 30 8. Facu Regalia Addax 1m49.373s 20 9. Stephane Richelmi DAMS 1m49.374s 3410. Jordan King Addax 1m49.440s 2611. Will Stevens Caterham 1m49.570s 2912. Andre Negrao Carlin 1m49.600s 2813. Nathanael Berthon Arden 1m49.611s 2814. Julian Leal Hilmer 1m49.680s 3115. Arthur Pic Arden 1m49.690s 3316. Mitch Evans Racing Engineering 1m49.704s 2417. Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport 1m49.727s 1918. Dani Clos Lazarus 1m49.854s 3019. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin 1m49.912s 3220. Simon Trummer Rapax 1m49.982s 3721. Nikolay Martsenko ART 1m50.110s 3222. Rene Binder Lazarus 1m50.294s 3623. Conor Daly ART 1m50.312s 2624. Gianmarco Raimondo Trident 1m50.919s 2825. Artem Markelov Russian Time 1m51.165s 2326. Sam Bird Russian Time 1m51.696s 22