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Pietro Fantin sets the pace in morning test

Following an inconsistent 2013, Fantin topped the time sheets in on the final day of pre-season testing in Jerez.
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Pietro Fantin secured the fastest lap during the morning test session in Jerez.

The Brazilian showed great improvement to top the time sheets with a 1:25.945 in his International Draco Racing Model. Sauber man Sergey Sirotkin was closest to challenging Fantin and finished six hundredths-of-a-second behind.

One time leader, Pierre Gasly posted consistent lap times to slot in third fastest followed by Marco Sorensen and Nikolay Martsenko who both enter their third consecutive Formula Renault 3.5 season this year.

Roberto Merhi showed great improvement to secure his first top ten finish of the pre-season test. Just two tenths separated Merhi and Lotus' Marlon Stockinger for sixth and seventh place respectively.

Despite showing impressive pace in previous testing sessions, Oliver Rowland, Carlos Sainz Jr and Jazeman Jaafar settled for the remaining top ten positions.

Tio Ellinas moved from Tech 1 Racing to Pons Racing, pacing seventeenth at the close of the morning test. Subsequently, Marco Sorensen was the only representative for Tech 1 Racing.

Zoel Amberg stopped on track, causing some disruption to the busy morning test. The Suiss driver finished down in twentieth place.

Only one afternoon session remains of pre-season testing in Jerez.

by Katie Grimmett



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Pietro Fantin - Draco [pic credit: Renault Sport Media]
Max Verstappen tests Renault 3.5 at Spielberg   [pic courtesy Red Bull media]
Max Verstappen tests Renault 3.5 at Spielberg   [pic courtesy Red Bull media]
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Will Stevens - Strakka Racing [pic credit: Renault Sport Media]
Will Stevens - Strakka Racing [pic credit: Renault Sport Media]
Marco Sorensen - Tech 1 Racing [pic credit: Renault Sport Media]
Sergey Sirotkin - Fortec Motorsport [pic credit: Renault Sport Media]
Sergey Sirotkin - Fortec Motorsport [pic credit: Renault Sport Media]
Carlos Sainz Jr - DAMS [pic credit: Renault Sport Media]
Carlos Sainz Jr - DAMS [pic credit: Renault Sport Media]
Carlos Sainz Jr - DAMS [pic credit: Renault Sport Media]
Oliver Rowland - Fortec Motorsport [pic credit: Renault Sport Media]

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