Zuber dominates Paul Ricard testing Andreas Zuber has set an incredible precedent at the 2007 mid-season test by setting the fastest lap in every session contested. the iSport International driver was the only man to dip into the 1:17s Wednesday afternoon, to sit pretty at the top of the time sheets with a 1:17.826.
He was followed in the final times by Javier Villa who continues to shine at Circuit Paul Ricard. The Spaniard outperformed Lucas di Grassi as ART Grand Prix finally seemed to find their feet at the test, with Nicolas Lapierre fourth and Bruno Senna an impressive fifth for Arden International at this, their usual bogey track.
Pastor Maldonado continued to show the potential of the Trident package with sixth, as Mike Conway put in a stellar effort for seventh after a huge shunt yesterday morning. Ernesto Viso almost completed the perfect return to the GP2 Series. As the session ended he pipped Andi's top time. On inspection by the Track Manager however, it was found that the Venezuelan had gained an unfair advantage by using the run-off area at Turn 1 and he subsequently lost his three best laps of the session, leaving him in eighth place.
Roldan Rodriguez was again in the top ten for Minardi Piquet Sports in ninth, while Michael Ammermuller set the tenth fastest lap on his return from injury. One of his race replacements, Sebastien Buemi, made a surprise showing in the #8 Arden International car. The Swiss could not keep up with Bruno Senna however, and finished with the slowest time of the afternoon.
Pos Driver Team Time 1. Andreas Zuber iSport International 1:17.385 2. Luca Filippi Super Nova International 1:17.962 3. Ernesto Viso FMS international 1:18.147 4. Javier Villa Racing engineering 1:18.225 5. Lucas Di Grassi ART Grand Prix 1:18.255 6. Pastor Maldonado Trident Racing 1:18.266 7. Michael Ammermueller ART Grand Prix 1:18.403 8. Karun Chandhok Durango 1:18.433 9. Bruno Senna Arden international 1:18.473 10. Sakon Yamamoto BCN Competicion 1:18.478 12. Roldan Rodriguez Minardi Piquet Sports 1:18.563 13. Andy Soucek DPR 1:18.581 14. Alexandre Negrao Minardi Piquet Sports 1:18.645 15. Mike Conway Super Nova International 1:18.673 16. Borja Garcia Durango 1:18.701 18. Adrian Zaugg Arden international 1:18.964 19. Ho Pin Tung BCN Competicion 1:18.998 20. Nicolas Lapierre DAMS 1:19.030 21. Sergio Hernandez Racing engineering 1:19.092 22. Jason Tahinci FMS international 1:19.167 23. Kohei Hirate Trident Racing 1:19.226 24. Christian Bakkerud DPR 1:19.403 25. Kazuki Nakajima DAMS 1:19.482
Pos Driver Team Time 1. Andreas Zuber iSport International 1:17.826 2. Javier Villa Racing engineering 1:18.130 3. Lucas Di Grassi ART Grand Prix 1:18.151 4. Nicolas Lapierre DAMS 1:18.195 5. Bruno Senna Arden international 1:18.271 6. Pastor Maldonado Trident Racing 1:18.319 7. Mike Conway Super Nova International 1:18.360 8. Ernesto Viso FMS international 1:18.371 9. Roldan Rodriguez Minardi Piquet Sports 1:18.398 10. Michael Ammermueller ART Grand Prix 1:18.437 11. Giorgio Pantano Campos Grand Prix 1:18.576 12. Borja Garcia Durango 1:18.578 13. Sakon Yamamoto BCN Competicion 1:18.620 14. Luca Filippi Super Nova International 1:18.655 15. Kohei Hirate Trident Racing 1:18.684 16. Ho Pin Tung BCN Competicion 1:18.756 17. Vitaly Petrov Campos Grand Prix 1:18.893 18. Karun Chandhok Durango 1:18.913 19. Alexandre Negrao Minardi Piquet Sports 1:18.914 20. Sergio Hernandez Racing engineering 1:18.997 21. Jason Tahinci FMS international 1:19.271 22. Kazuki Nakajima DAMS 1:19.346 23. Christian Bakkerud DPR 1:19.408 24. Andy Soucek DPR 1:19.450 25. Sebastien Buemi Arden international 1:19.455
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