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Leimer finishes fastest of all at Jerez test

"It was really nice to get back into a car after a very long time, " he said. The tyres are quite difficult to get used to, they're quite different from two years ago when I raced in the GP2 Series, but it was fun. I managed to get some speed back which will help me in the Barcelona test for sure." And hopefully he'll be in a better physical state for the October tests: "Unfortunately I have a hand injury which was quite painful, but overall it was worth it to be back in the car and working with all the boys."

"We've had a good day, a good week in fact," summarised Corbett. "Ricardo was suffering with an old injury to his hand, but he did put in a very solid day of running despite that. Unfortunately a red light came on when he was starting his best lap, so through no fault of his own he didn't get the best out of his new tyres. I have been very impressed with him though, he did some useful tyres test for us and hasn't put a foot wrong."

There is another two-day test session scheduled in Barcelona on 19-20 October ahead of the GP2 Final, which will support the F1 Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi on 11-13 November.

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Alexander Rossi (USA, Team AirAsia) during the second day of testing at Jerez. [World Copyright: Jed Leicester/ GP2 Series Media Service.]
Alexander Rossi (USA, Team AirAsia during the second day of testing at Jerez. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/ GP2 Series Media Service.]
Rupert Svendsen-Cook (GBR, Racing Engineering) during the second day of testing at Jerez. [World Copyright: Jed Leicester/ GP2 Series Media Service.]
Jules Bianchi (FRA, Lotus ART) and James Calado (GBR, Lotus ART) on the second day of testing at Jerez. [World Copyright: Jed Leicester/ GP2 Series Media Service.]
Kevin Ceccon (ITA, Scuderia Coloni) during the second day of testing at Jerez. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/ GP2 Series Media Service.]
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) during the second day of testing at Jerez. [World Copyright: Alastair Staley/ GP2 Series Media Service.]
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Raffaele Marciello (ITA, Racing Engineering) in pit lane at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
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Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Stefano Coletti (MON, Racing Engineering) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Pierre Gasly (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in pit lane at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
The car of Pierre Gasly (FRA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) is retrieved after a first lap accident at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) crosses the line at the end of race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) celebrates in parc ferme after race 2 at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)

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