Alex Albon finished Monday's Formula Renault 3.5 testing fastest overall after a dominant display at Motorland, Aragon.

The Lotus F1 junior made his debut with their FR3.5 team this week after two seasons in Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup. The Thai racer is currently fighting for a full time seat in Renault's flagship series but faces tough competition from the likes of Matthieu Vaixviere, Alex Fontana and Nicholas Latifi.

Previously a Red Bull junior, London-born Albon was dropped for the 2014 season and now races under the guidance of Lotus' development scheme. He led the morning test and much of the afternoon, beating his more experienced rivals to Monday bragging rights on the Spanish tarmac.

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"To be honest, I didn't imagine I would have such a good day!," the teenager admitted after his commanding performance at the helm of the power single-seater car. The objective was to be the best rookie, and it went even better."

Albon's best time, a 1:41.629s, has sent the benchmark for the remainder of the test with the rookie not scheduled to return to the helm of the Lotus this week. Despite his short stint, he insists that his experience was worthwhile and his pace, encouraging.

"I quickly felt comfortable. After two or three laps, you get used to the speed and realize how powerful the brakes are, the cornering speeds and the incredible stability of this single-seater."

The 18-year-old will be replaced by Latifi and Vaxiviere for the remainder of the week's testing. Vaxiviere has already contested one season with Lotus, securing two podiums in the process.