Hartley ends Barcelona test on top

Hartley ends Barcelona test on top

14 October 2010 – New Zealand’s Brendon Hartley led the way as Formula Renault 3.5 testing came to a close at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya on Wednesday. Following the 2010 season finale on Sunday, the teams have stayed on for two days of post-season running before heading to Motorland Aragón after the weekend.

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs dives into the Barcelona pit lane
Not present for the final two races of this year’s campaign, Hartley has travelled to Barcelona for two chiefly damp days of running at the venue, where he was driving for P1 Motorsport.

The Kiwi was accompanied on-track by a mix of old and new faces, with Daniel de Jong driving a Formula Renault 3.5 car for the first time after starring in the Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 races at the weekend.

Others driver changes saw Nathanaël Berthon run with Tech 1 Racing for the first time as Giovanni Venturini linked up with the Junior Lotus Racing squad. At Epsilon Euskadi was Sergio Canamasas, as Daniel Zampieri switched to Fortec Motorsport and Daniil Move to ISR.

Having excited the local crowds courtesy of some daring passing on Saturday, Albert Costa’s Epsilon Euskadi car was the early pace-setter on wet Wednesday morning, clocking a series of rapid laps to top the timesheets in the opening stages; however, Anton Nebilitskiy and Daniel Zampieri then moved ahead.

Only in the final 20 minutes were the cars able to fit dry, Slick tyres, with Hartley eventually moving ahead courtesy of a 1:37.460 effort. The United States’ Alexander Rossi, fresh from GP3, was second for ISR as Britain’s Adrian Quaife-Hobbs – also up from GP3 and quickest on Tuesday – made the top three for Comtec.

Chilton finished the day ninth
With Costa fifth and Ferrari academy driver Mirko Bortolotti eighth, another notable top ten performer was Carlin’s Max Chilton - another former GP3 racer and younger brother of Team AON British Touring Car star Tom; compatriots Will Stevens and Daniel McKenzie – British Formula 3 National Class Champion of 2009 – ended the session 16th and 18th fastest in the 20-car field.


More from Barcelona on Wednesday:

- Full Day 1 results
- Full Day 2 results
- Photos 
- Feelings from Brendon Hartley 


Formula Renault 3.5 testing continues at Motorland Aragón next week

related

Comments

Latest News
Full
Compact

  1. Saturday 25 March 2017

  2. Video of the Day: Mick on the road - Part 1 01:02

    Video of the Day: Mick on the road - Part 1

    Mick Schumacher stars in a car-com series with Mercedes-Benz as he learns to drive on the road...

    Misc
  3. Friday 24 March 2017

  4. 20:31

    Latest MotoGP photos: Friday at Losail

    MotoGP
  5. 19:08

    Qatar Grand Prix: Full third practice results

    MotoGP
  6. Viñales edges Iannone in third Qatar session 19:06

    Viñales edges Iannone in third Qatar session

    Yamaha's Maverick Viñales returned to the front of the pack during the third practice session for the Qatar Grand Prix at…

    MotoGP
  7. Video: Rosberg discusses 2017, retirement 17:56

    Video: Rosberg discusses 2017, retirement

    Reigning World Champion Nico Rosberg looks ahead to the 2017 Formula 1 season and discusses his feelings in the wake of his…

    F1
  8. 16:12

    Qatar Grand Prix: Full second practice results

    MotoGP
  9. Redding quickest for Pramac in Qatar FP2 16:00

    Redding quickest for Pramac in Qatar FP2

    Pramac rider Scott Redding clocked the quickest time during the second practice session for the Qatar Grand Prix at Losail on…

    MotoGP
  10. Brown: Progress in 2017 will be 'gradual' 14:06

    Brown: Progress in 2017 will be 'gradual'

    McLaren-Honda Executive Director Zak Brown says the partnership's progress in 2017 will be "gradual", rather than expecting to…

    F1
  11. 11:02

    Latest F1 photos: Friday in Melbourne

    F1
  12. McLaren-Honda lifted by improved reliability 11:01

    McLaren-Honda lifted by improved reliability

    Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa says the manufacturer was lifted by its improved reliability during practice for the Australian…

    F1
  13. Sainz Jr. stresses Toro Rosso cannot relax 10:14

    Sainz Jr. stresses Toro Rosso cannot relax

    Carlos Sainz Jr. has stressed that Toro Rosso cannot afford to relax, following an encouraging day for the team during practice…

    F1
  14. Wolff: Hamilton 'in a league of his own' 09:40

    Wolff: Hamilton 'in a league of his own'

    Mercedes chief Toto Wolff described Lewis Hamilton as being "in a league of his own" at the Australian Grand Prix after the…

    F1
  15. Williams pins Massa stoppage on electrics 09:18

    Williams pins Massa stoppage on electrics

    Williams has confirmed that an electrical issue was the cause of Felipe Massa's stoppage during second practice for the…

    F1
  16. Magnussen rues 'frustrating' opening day 08:33

    Magnussen rues 'frustrating' opening day

    Kevin Magnussen labelled his first official running with Haas as "frustrating" after a couple of issues hindered his progress…

    F1
  17. Bottas sure of step forward overnight 08:03

    Bottas sure of step forward overnight

    Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas believes he can still make a step forward in Australia after placing third overall during Friday…

    F1
  18. Vettel confident despite half-second gap 07:44

    Vettel confident despite half-second gap

    Sebastian Vettel is confident that Ferrari "can do something" to challenge Mercedes at the Australian Grand Prix, despite a…

    F1
  19. Hamilton feeling '99 per cent' after first day 07:43

    Hamilton feeling '99 per cent' after first day

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton described his Friday preparation for the Australian Grand Prix as "99 per cent perfect" as he…

    F1
  20. Verstappen concedes Red Bull 'a bit too slow' 07:09

    Verstappen concedes Red Bull 'a bit too slow'

    Max Verstappen has conceded that Red Bull is "a bit too slow" following Friday's pair of practice sessions for the…

    F1
  21. 06:35

    Australian Grand Prix: Full Practice 2 results

    F1
  22. Hamilton keeps advantage in second practice 06:33

    Hamilton keeps advantage in second practice

    Lewis Hamilton retained a sizeable advantage over the rest of the F1 field during Friday's second practice session for the…

    F1
  23. 04:46

    Follow second practice for the Australian GP!

    F1
  24. Video: CNN's Formula 1 2017 preview 03:20

    Video: CNN's Formula 1 2017 preview

    CNN looks ahead to the 2017 F1 season, featuring interviews with Valtteri Bottas and Stoffel Vandoorne.

    F1
  25. Pérez lands first fine of 2017 for speeding 03:14

    Pérez lands first fine of 2017 for speeding

    Sergio Pérez has been hit with the first fine of 2017 after he was caught speeding in the pit lane during Friday's opening…

    F1
  26. 02:36

    Australian Grand Prix: Full Practice 1 results

    F1
  27. Hamilton fastest as 2017 season begins 02:35

    Hamilton fastest as 2017 season begins

    Lewis Hamilton comfortably topped Friday's first practice session for the Australian Grand Prix, finishing over half a second…

    F1
  28. 00:42

    Follow first practice for the Australian GP!

    F1
  29. 'Confident' Viñales eyes race pace focus 00:22

    'Confident' Viñales eyes race pace focus

    Early Qatar Grand Prix pace-setter Maverick Viñales says he will focus on long-run speed after he bolted to the top of the…

    MotoGP
  30. Video of the Day: Ricciardo on Australia 00:12

    Video of the Day: Ricciardo on Australia

    Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo looks ahead to the Australian Grand Prix, his home event.

    F1
  31. Thursday 23 March 2017

  32. 18:14

    Latest MotoGP photos: Thursday at Losail

    MotoGP
  33. 18:12

    Qatar Grand Prix: Full first practice results

    MotoGP
  34. Viñales comfortably clear in first practice 17:54

    Viñales comfortably clear in first practice

    Yamaha's new recruit Maverick Viñales built on his pre-season form as he romped clear of his rivals during the opening practice…

    MotoGP
  35. Video: Dan Fallows on Red Bull's RB13 16:06

    Video: Dan Fallows on Red Bull's RB13

    Red Bull Racing's Chief Aero Engineer Dan Fallows discusses Formula 1's 2017 regulation changes, which include wider tyres…

    F1
  36. Lowe: Williams can win as customer team 14:32

    Lowe: Williams can win as customer team

    Paddy Lowe, newly-signed Chief Technical Officer at Williams, is adamant that the team can win races and titles as a customer…

    F1
  37. Hamilton plays down Rosberg absence 12:22

    Hamilton plays down Rosberg absence

    Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says the absence of reigning World Champion and former team-mate Nico Rosberg on the grid this…

    F1
  38. Background: FIA drops 'Verstappen rule' 11:16

    Background: FIA drops 'Verstappen rule'

    FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting has outlined why Formula 1's so-called 'Verstappen rule', regarding moving under braking, has…

    F1
  39. FIA confident of protest-free season-opener 11:02

    FIA confident of protest-free season-opener

    Formula 1's governing body, the FIA, is confident that the Australian Grand Prix will not involve any protests over suspension…

    F1
  40. Lorenzo: Initial struggles were a 'shock' 10:42

    Lorenzo: Initial struggles were a 'shock'

    Jorge Lorenzo says his initial lack of pace upon his switch to Ducati came as a "shock", but is confident that he can continue…

    MotoGP
  41. 10:02

    Latest F1 photos: Thursday in Melbourne

    F1
  42. Force India's new livery breaks cover 09:49

    Force India's new livery breaks cover

    Force India's all-new matte pink livery has broken cover ahead of this weekend's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in…

    F1
  43. Video: Toro Rosso drivers in Casio time trial 08:02

    Video: Toro Rosso drivers in Casio time trial

    Toro Rosso drivers Carlos Sainz Jr. and Daniil Kvyat take part in a time trial with partner Casio at St. Kilda.

    F1
more news