Tom Dillmann finished the first of three days testing in Jerez fastest for newbies Hilmer Motorsport. Leimer was second for Racing Engineering, followed by the Carlin teammates Nasr and Palmer.
The morning session was disrupted by three red flags, including when Canamasas parked his Caterham in the tyre barrier at turn 2. The afternoon session made it 4 red flags when De Jong stopped on track. Most teams were focussed on doing race simulations, with most of them doing between 80 and 100 laps. Caterham only managed 69 laps, as Ma Qing Hua only did an installation lap in the morning session. Barwa Addax had a poor session, as they only managed 54 laps – compare that to the 102 laps that ART did.