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Teams head for last test of 2012

The championship-winning DAMS team will be working with four drivers at Jerez, with Marcus Ericsson, Rio Haryanto, Stéphane Richelmi and GP3 champion Mitch Evans all scheduled to test with the team. Evans will spend the other day of the test with Arden; Britain's Auto GP champion Adrian Quaife-Hobbs will also be testing with Arden at Jerez, while this year's GP3 runner-up Daniel Abt will turn out for Lotus GP.

The first two-day post-season test was held at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain three weeks ago. The departing Scudieria Coloni set the fastest time of the session thanks to series veteran Luca Filippi's flying lap on the morning of day one, after the second day was hit by rain.

Filippi's team mate for the day Daniël de Jong went on to set the fastest time of the afternoon session, while on the second day Facundo Regalia put in the best time in the wet conditions in the morning and Caterham's Alexander Rossi benefitted from drying conditions near the end of the day to go top.

"I'm really looking forward to picking up where we left off in Barcelona as the quickest car," said Rossi ahead of this week's Jerez session. "Learning more about how to get the best out the whole package, and further develop my relationship with the whole team."

Rossi recently missed out on his hoped-for F1 free practice début at the United States Grand Prix with Caterham's Grand Prix operation, but did take part in the F1 young driver test in Abu Dhabi with the team.

Full times from October 30
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