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Rio Haryanto quickest on Day 2

RIO HARYANTO QUICKEST ON DAY 2—

Rio Haryanto topped the second day of post season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit. The Indonesian who switched to EQ8 Caterham Racing today set a laptime of 1:49.203 this evening. In the morning session, it was FIA Formula 3 European Champion Raffaele Marciello who led the way. 

When the pitlane opened this morning, Stoffel Vandoorne (ART) was quick to set the early pace ahead of Rio Haryanto, the Indonesian driver having moved to Caterham for the day. Thirty minutes into the session however, it was Jolyon Palmer who topped the timesheet in 1:50.556 with the DAMS car. The Briton remained the fastest man on track until the final hour when Marciello broke under the 1m50s barrier with a laptime of 1:49.964. In the closing stages of the session, the Trident man found some extra pace and improved his personal best by four tenths. Julian Leal who switched to Arden today also dipped under 1m50s but remained four tenths slower than Marciello. At the Chequered flag, behind the pair of Marciello and Leal, Haryanto, Stéphane Richelmi, Jazeman Jaafar (Carlin), GP3 graduate Tio Ellinas (MP Motorsport), Hilmer’s Daniel Abt and Rene Binder, and Andre Negrao (Racing Engineering) completed the top ten.
 
When the second session of the day opened at night-time, Haryanto was quick to set the pace in 1:50.141, but it was Vandoorne who first dipped under 1m50s. The Belgian’s time was bettered then by Will Stevens (Caterham) with Johnny Cecotto (Lazarus) a shy one thousandth slower. The session was red flagged after Arthur Pic stopped his ART car on track. When the proceedings resumed, Haryanto found some extra pace to set a laptime of 1:49.203 which was never beaten. The final thirty minutes of the session saw Palmer surge to P2 ahead of Marciello and Vandoorne. Ellinas, Daniel Abt (Hilmer), Stevens, Cecotto, Negrao and Binder completed the top ten.
 
Tomorrow’s final day will see some more changes in the entry list starting with Vandoorne moving to DAMS whilst Conor Daly will test at ART alongside Nikolay Martsenko. Nathanaël Berthon will join Arden with Pic whilst Marciello and Mitch Evans will join Racing Engineering for the day. Carlin will welcome Andre Negrao and Addax will test with Facu Regalia. Johnny Cecotto will switch to Rapax. Trident will have a new line up made of Giovanni Venturini and Gianmarco Raimondo. Leal will move to Hilmer. Finally, Lazarus will test Dani Clos and Binder.
Morning results
Driver
Team
Laptime
Laps
1.
Raffaele Marciello
Trident Racing
1:49.598
16
2.
Julian Leal
Arden International
1:49.917
26
3.
Jolyon Palmer
DAMS
1:50.261
27
4.
Rio Haryanto
EQ8 Caterham Racing
1:50.341
26
5.
Stéphane Richelmi
DAMS
1:50.471
27
6.
Jazeman Jaafar
Carlin
1:50.483
24
7.
Tio Ellinas
MP Motorsport
1:50.505
26
8.
Daniel Abt
Hilmer Motorsport
1:50.568
24
9.
Rene Binder
Hilmer Motorsport
1:50.602
25
10.
Andre Negrao
Racing Engineering
1:50.655
28
11.
Simon Trummer
Rapax
1:50.680
29
12.
Stoffel Vandoorne
ART Grand Prix
1:50.827
33
13.
Will Stevens
EQ8 Caterham Racing
1:50.829
23
14.
Nico Müller
Racing Engineering
1:50.948
24
15.
Rodolfo Gonzalez
Barwa Addax Team
1:50.998
28
16.
Daniel De Jong
MP Motorsport
1:51.127
17
17.
Artem Markelov
RUSSIAN TIME
1:51.141
24
18.
Arthur Pic
ART Grand Prix
1:51.155
31
19.
Carlos Huertas
Carlin
1:51.389
31
20.
Giovanni Venturini
Venezuela GP Lazarus
1:51.399
27
21.
Pietro Fantin
Arden International
1:51.495
33
22.
Sandy Stuvik
Rapax
1:51.589
21
23.
Adderly Fong
Trident Racing
1:51.965
30
24.
Jordan King
Barwa Addax Team
1:52.162
31
25.
Johnny Cecotto
Venezuela GP Lazarus
1:52.718
28
26.
Sam Bird
RUSSIAN TIME
1:53.281
43
Evening results
Driver
Team
Laptime
Laps
1.
Rio Haryanto
EQ8 Caterham Racing
1:49.203
27
2.
Jolyon Palmer
DAMS
1:49.338
34
3.
Raffaele Marciello
Trident Racing
1:49.411
33
4.
Stoffel Vandoorne
ART Grand Prix
1:49.542
29
5.
Tio Ellinas
MP Motorsport
1:49.630
32
6.
Daniel Abt
Hilmer Motorsport
1:49.645
23
7.
Will Stevens
EQ8 Caterham Racing
1:49.664
25
8.
Johnny Cecotto
Venezuela GP Lazarus
1:49.665
27
9.
Andre Negrao
Racing Engineering
1:49.744
29
10.
Rene Binder
Hilmer Motorsport
1:49.755
31
11.
Nico Müller
Racing Engineering
1:49.803
27
12.
Julian Leal
Arden International
1:49.859
23
13.
Jordan King
Barwa Addax Team
1:49.952
23
14.
Arthur Pic
ART Grand Prix
1:50.005
17
15.
Stéphane Richelmi
DAMS
1:50.028
25
16.
Simon Trummer
Rapax
1:50.056
29
17.
Jazeman Jaafar
Carlin
1:50.207
29
18.
Giovanni Venturini
Venezuela GP Lazarus
1:50.249
27
19.
Daniel De Jong
MP Motorsport
1:50.468
19
20.
Rodolfo Gonzalez
Barwa Addax Team
1:50.499
24
21.
Artem Markelov
RUSSIAN TIME
1:50.581
23
22.
Sandy Stuvik
Rapax
1:50.633
18
23.
Carlos Huertas
Carlin
1:50.706
28
24.
Pietro Fantin
Arden International
1:50.742
26
25.
Adderly Fong
Trident Racing
1:51.089
28
26.
Sam Bird
RUSSIAN TIME
1:51.701
23