Ferrari junior Raffaele Marciello completed his dominance of Formula Renault 3.5 testing by topping the times at Aragon on the third and final day.
The Formula 3 European champion, who switched from Strakka Racing to Arden Caterham for Friday, set his best time toward the end of the day, putting him one thousandth of a second clear of morning pacesetter Marlon Stockinger.
In setting the morning pace Stockinger became the first driver all week other than Marciello to top one of the half-day sessions.
The top three was completed by Formula Renault Eurocup runner-up Oliver Rowland, who has been a front-runner all week with Fortec Motorsports.
“Everything went perfectly,” said Rowland. “I think we could have come away with the best time if we had managed to bolt new tires on at the end of the morning. We’ve made a lot of progress in these tests, and I’ve learned so much with every lap.”
Next up were 2013 FR3.5 podium finishers Will Stevens and Sergey Sirotkin, who were both in action for the teams they raced for (Strakka and ISR) this year.
Marciello’s dominance of this week’s testing was underlined by the combined times from the three days, where his best lap from day two was nearly half a second clear of his nearest challenger. That honor went to Carlos Sainz Jr., with Rowland another three tenths back.
The next FR3.5 test, also taking place at Aragon, starts on Feb. 25.
Morning timesPos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Marlon Stockinger Lotus 1m39.816s 54 2. Oliver Rowland Fortec 1m39.881s +0.065s 30 3. Will Stevens Strakka 1m39.938s +0.122s 55 4. Raffaele Marciello Arden 1m40.012s +0.196s 40 5. Pietro Fantin Draco 1m40.161s +0.345s 45 6. Zoel Amberg Arden 1m40.173s +0.357s 41 7. Sergey Sirotkin ISR 1m40.235s +0.419s 40 8. Nikolay Martsenko AV Formula 1m40.249s +0.433s 45 9. Nick Yelloly Carlin 1m40.377s +0.561s 4610. Carlos Sainz Jr. DAMS 1m40.433s +0.617s 2911. Dean Stoneman Carlin 1m40.467s +0.651s 3512. Nico Muller Comtec 1m40.549s +0.733s 4213. Norman Nato DAMS 1m40.606s +0.790s 3814. Jazeman Jaafar Lotus 1m40.620s +0.804s 2515. Matias Laine Strakka 1m40.697s +0.881s 4416. Marco Sorensen Tech 1 1m40.789s +0.973s 3917. Roman Mavlanov Zeta Corse 1m40.821s +1.005s 3718. Riccardo Agostini Pons 1m40.854s +1.038s 4319. Andrea Pizzitola AV Formula 1m41.173s +1.357s 3520. Kimiya Sato Pons 1m41.673s +1.857s 4421. William Buller Tech 1 1m41.807s +1.991s 4422. Meindert van Buuren Draco 1m42.759s +2.943s 3623. Jordan Oon Zeta Corse 1m44.039s +4.223s 32Afternoon timesPos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Raffaele Marciello Arden 1m39.815s 35 2. Carlos Sainz Jr. DAMS 1m39.890s +0.075s 36 3. Sergey Sirotkin ISR 1m39.940s +0.125s 38 4. Will Stevens Strakka 1m40.069s +0.254s 44 5. Marlon Stockinger Lotus 1m40.182s +0.367s 38 6. Nick Yelloly Carlin 1m40.185s +0.370s 33 7. Oliver Rowland Fortec 1m40.220s +0.405s 42 8. Zoel Amberg Arden 1m40.311s +0.496s 35 9. Dean Stoneman Carlin 1m40.333s +0.518s 3610. Pietro Fantin Draco 1m40.338s +0.523s 3111. Jazeman Jaafar Lotus 1m40.354s +0.539s 4612. Norman Nato DAMS 1m40.573s +0.758s 3213. Matias Laine Strakka 1m40.638s +0.823s 2814. Riccardo Agostini Pons 1m40.725s +0.910s 4415. Nico Muller Comtec 1m40.787s +0.972s 3016. Andrea Pizzitola AV Formula 1m40.813s +0.998s 1917. Roman Mavlanov Zeta Corse 1m41.169s +1.354s 2818. Marco Sorensen Tech 1 1m41.186s +1.371s 3119. Kimiya Sato Pons 1m41.328s +1.513s 4320. Meindert van Buuren Draco 1m41.366s +1.551s 3121. William Buller Tech 1 1m41.396s +1.581s 4722. Jordan Oon Zeta Corse 1m42.980s +3.165s 2623. Nikolay Martsenko AV Formula no time