Frijns retains the top spot on day two, Envision Virgin dominate testing

Robin Frijns
Robin Frijns

Envision Virgin Racing's Robin Frijns retained his top spot on day two of testing, after setting an unbeaten 1:15.377 lap in the morning. With Bird fastest on day one, the British racing squad have dominated testing so far despite being one of two customer teams this season.

Following Frijns, the running remained the same as the morning with the next seven drivers failing to top their times set earlier in the day. Reigning champion Jean-Eric Vergne was the first to top his time from the morning but still only finished the day 12th fastest.

Once again, Mercedes' new hire Nyck de Vires returned to the garage early in the afternoon session, failing to set a time. The rookie has suffered technical issues since the first day of testing and also collided with the chicane during the morning session.

With the majority of the grid heading out for a pre-season race simulation run, it was Mercedes-Benz EQ driver Stoffel Vandoorne who finished first behind the wheel of his new Silver Arrow 01. Only TAG Heuer Porsche's Andre Lotterer remained in the pits.

With normal testing resumed, the afternoon ran with fewer incidents than the morning, with all but Envision Virgin Racing's Sam Bird making around the chicane in one piece. The British driver, who went fastest in the first day of testing, clipped the chicane damaging the front left of his car.

Testing will resume on Friday, with the final two sessions taking place in the morning and afternoon.

Wednesday PM Times

POS NO DRIVER NAT TEAM CAR TIME GAP KPH
1 13 Antonio Felix DA COSTA PRT DS TECHEETAH DS E-TENSE FE20 1:15.586 – – 147.4
2 51 James CALADO GBR Panasonic Jaguar Racing Jaguar I-Type IV 1:15.624 +0.038 +0.038 147.3
3 48 Edoardo MORTARA CHE Venturi Racing Mercedes Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 1:15.695 +0.109 +0.071 147.1
4 27 Alexander SIMS GBR BMW i ANDRETTI BMW iFE.20 1:15.719 +0.133 +0.024 147.1
5 25 Jean-Eric VERGNE FRA DS TECHEETAH DS E-TENSE FE20 1:15.719 +0.133 +0.000 147.1
6 11 Lucas DI GRASSI BRA Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler Audi e-tron FE06 1:15.750 +0.164 +0.031 147.0
7 28 Maximilian GÃœNTHER DEU BMW i ANDRETTI BMW iFE.20 1:15.818 +0.232 +0.068 146.9
8 23 Sébastien BUEMI CHE Nissan e.dams Nissan IM02 1:15.825 +0.239 +0.007 146.9
9 20 Mitch EVANS NZL Panasonic Jaguar Racing Jaguar I-Type IV 1:15.883 +0.297 +0.058 146.8
10 22 Oliver ROWLAND GBR Nissan e.dams Nissan IM02 1:15.972 +0.386 +0.089 146.6
11 36 Andre LOTTERER DEU TAG Heuer Porsche Porsche 99X Electric 1:15.974 +0.388 +0.002 146.6
12 6 Brendon HARTLEY NZL GEOX DRAGON Penske EV-4 1:16.049 +0.463 +0.075 146.5
13 7 Nico MÃœLLER CHE GEOX DRAGON Penske EV-4 1:16.062 +0.476 +0.013 146.4
14 4 Robin FRIJNS NLD Envision Virgin Racing Audi e-tron FE06 1:16.066 +0.480 +0.004 146.4
15 66 Daniel ABT DEU Audi Sport Abt Schaeffler Audi e-tron FE06 1:16.115 +0.529 +0.049 146.3
16 94 Pascal WEHRLEIN DEU MAHINDRA RACING Mahindra M6Electro 1:16.126 +0.540 +0.011 146.3
17 18 Neel JANI CHE TAG Heuer Porsche Porsche 99X Electric 1:16.257 +0.671 +0.131 146.1
18 2 Sam BIRD GBR Envision Virgin Racing Audi e-tron FE06 1:16.276 +0.690 +0.019 146.0
19 5 Stoffel VANDOORNE BEL Mercedes Benz EQ Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01 1:16.278 +0.692 +0.002 146.0
20 64 Jérôme D'AMBROSIO BEL MAHINDRA RACING Mahindra M6Electro 1:16.307 +0.721 +0.029 146.0
21 33 MA Qing Hua CHN NIO 333 FE TEAM NIO FE-005 1:18.171 +2.585 +1.864 142.5
22 3 Oliver TURVEY GBR NIO 333 FE TEAM NIO FE-005 3:03.231 60.8
23 17 Nick DE VRIES NLD Mercedes Benz EQ Mercedes Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01
24 19 Felipe MASSA BRA Venturi Racing Mercedes Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01

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