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Formula Renault 3.5 rookie Alexander Albon produced a commanding performance during Monday testing to end the day fastest in Motorland, Aragon.
The Lotus junior dominated the latter stages of the morning session and his time, a 1:41.629s, could not be surpassed by his rivals in the afternoon. The Thai racer was invited to test by Renault Sport Technologies and has made an impact during his FR3.5 debut so far.
Gustav Malja was closest to dethroning the teenager but trailed one tenth-of-a-second behind. Twelfth in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup this year, the Swede enjoyed a promising start to his FR3.5 campaign in the race winning Zeta Corse. Meanwhile, Nicholas Latifi ended the first day of testing in third overall. The Canadian was fastest in the afternoon but settled for fifth overall. Racing with Arden Motorsport today, has also appeared at the helm of a Lotus and Strakka Racing model since his shock podium at the ninth and final round in Jerez last month.
Tio Ellinas made his return to FR3.5 after a stop-start season in GP2 with the fast-finishing Cypriot a strong fourth for Strakka Racing. Pietro Fantin led both the morning and afternoon sessions for a time but dropped to fifth in the standings for International Draco Racing. The Brazilian is the most seasoned competitor in the top five having already contested two full seasons since 2013.
It was Egor Orudzhev who made the greatest improvement in the afternoon, climbing to sixth in the second Arden Motorsport model with experienced competitors Beitske Visser and Jazeman Jaafar seventh and eighth respectively.
Andrea Pizzitola led fellow FR2.0 Eurocup alumni Charles Leclerc to a top ten finish with Louis Deletraz and Denis Olsen just behind for eleventh and twelfth on their debuts.
2014 Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup champion Nyck De Vries, who follows fellow winners Pierre Gasly and Stoffel Vandoorne into FR3.5, could only manage thirteenth. The McLaren junior will race with two time champions DAMS Racing in 2015, the same team that took Carlos Sainz Jr. and Kevin Magnussen to title glory. GP3 driver Jann Mardenborough was also down on his expected position for eighteenth overall.
Guillaume Cunnington contested only the afternoon session while Orudzhev replaced Leclerc in the Arden racer. Two more days of testing remain.