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Matthieu Vaxiviere produced a last-minute flying lap on Tuesday morning to keep Lotus on top of the Formula Renault 3.5 testing time sheets in Motorland, Aragon.
The Frenchman displaced long-time leader Pietro Fantin in the latter stages, continuing the performance shown by Lotus F1 junior Alex Albon yesterday. Brazilian Fantin, once again at the helm of his 2014 racing model, dominated the disrupted four hour session but was forced to settle for second. Several yellow flags were called as the invited rookies grappled with their powerful machines.
Andrea Pizzitola also climbed positions in the latter stages to sit third fastest, the best performance by a rookie this morning. Fellow newcomer Egor Orudzhev was consistent to sit just half a second slower than the leader. The Russian is making his debut this week and will drive for Arden Motorsport today. Meanwhile, 2014 competitor Betiske Visser was fifth.
FR3.5 podium finisher Jazeman Jaafar sat sixth fastest at the close of Tuesday running. ISR, with whom Jaafar competed this year, were absent from today's test allowing the Malaysian to drive for a competitive Fortec Motorsports on the Spanish tarmac.
DAMS Racing's confirmed driver Nyck De Vries showed significant improvements to end Tuesday morning testing fifth for his best result of pre-season running so far. Meanwhile, Luca Ghiotto was sixth following a move to Strakka Racing. Oscar Tunjo and Dennis Olsen completed the top ten positions.
Second overall yesterday, Gustav Malja struggled to maintain the pace for Zeta Corse and fell down the order to in nineteenth. Nicholas Latifi also endured a rare drop in form to sit fifteenth for Lotus, his third team since the end of the season.
Once all the drivers have taken to the track this afternoon, their times will be accumulated. Fantin's benchmark, a 1:41.463 is now the time to beat.