Ferrari protege Raffaele Marciello, driving for Strakka Racing, dominated day one of the second phase of post-season testing at Motorland Aragon, Spain. Sergey Sirotkin was second quickest with WSR 2.0 frontrunner and Lotus protege Esteban Ocon in 3rd.
Here’s a full report.
Marciello looks set to dominate the 2014 championship! I wonder if Ferrari will put him in FR 3.5 or DTM as they were thinking…
Sainz Jr looks to have gotten some speed back, bodes well for 2014..
Rowland, Gasly and Ghiotto seem to be getting up to speed well..
Lynn not yet, but he will come through in the end..
Nice, he definitely has a chance to do well there, and you can’t help but wonder if he is either going up against Sainz Jr for the 2015 Toro Rosso seat (when Vergne will be given the boot), or perhaps has time to wait until Kvyat moves on to RB (should Vettel or Ricciardo depart), perhaps for 2016.
Not surprised to see Fantin back in the series for 2014. Lets hope that Sainz Jr is alongside Gasly at Arden Caterham for next year! Shoot-out for Toro Rosso! Was Sainz Jr at Int. Draco last year? Swap deal with Fantin?
@fastiesty No, Sainz was driving with Zeta Corse. Maybe Draco need to hang on to Brazilian sponsors, if any? Negrao is looking certain to move to GP2 in 2014, and Fantin as an immediate replacement..could be..
Ah yes, got confused. So it seems Negrao’s father runs the team, and yes probably to hang on to sponsors. Other driver to be announced soon…. There’s a lot of drivers rumoured to be moving into GP2 this year from FR3.5, strange given the budget increase needed… and there’s the outgoing GP2 drivers, and perhaps at the other end of the grid those struggling to find the budget? Perhaps they will be ‘swapped’ to a lower formulae or FR3.5 (after upcoming talents from FR2.0 have found seats).
Sergey Sirotkin has confirmed that he will drive in the Formula Renault 3.5 series in 2014 with Fortec Motorsports. He will be partnered with Oliver Rowland, who was runner-up in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 last year. Here’s a link