Ericsson fastest, Loeb slowest

Loeb at least year's Race of Champions

(GMM) Sebastien Loeb's hopes of making a one-off F1 debut in Abu Dhabi in three weeks may have taken a step backwards this week.

The French multiple world rally champion, who is eyeing Jaime Alguersuari's Toro Rosso cockpit for the 2009 season finale, tested for the GP2 team David Price Racing at Jerez on Thursday.

After a damp morning he was more than 1.5 seconds slower than the occupant of the team's sister car driven by Michael Herck.

It was drier later in the day, but once again 35-year-old Loeb was off the pace; slowest of the 25 runners, but having closed the gap to 21-year-old Romanian Herck to 8 tenths.



Driver Team Time
1. Marcus Ericsson ART 1m25.970s
2. Dani Clos Racing Engineering 1m26.105s
3. Fabio Leimer Ocean 1m26.193s
4. Jerome D'Ambrosio Racing Engineering 1m26.483s
5. Luiz Razia Barwa Addax 1m26.546s
6. Marco Bonanomi Coloni 1m26.607s
7. Oliver Turvey iSport 1m26.648s
8. Davide Valsecchi Super Nova 1m26.651s
9. Alexander Rossi DAMS 1m26.740s
10. Roldan Rodriguez Arden 1m26.846s
11. Chris van der Drift Piquet 1m26.858s
12. James Jakes Super Nova 1m26.956s
13. Will Bratt Coloni 1m27.137s
14. Bruno Senna iSport 1m27.173s
15. Rodolfo Gonzalez Ocean 1m27.186s
16. Edoardo Mortara Arden 1m27.311s
17. Michael Herck DPR 1m27.327s
18. Filip Salaquarda Trident 1m27.421s
19. Max Chilton Barwa Addax 1m27.438s
20. Francesco Castellacci Durango 1m27.615s
21. Fabio Onidi Trident 1m27.698s
22. Jan Charouz ART 1m27.845s
23. Jon Lancaster DAMS 1m27.893s
24. Vladimir Arabadhziev Piquet 1m28.059s
25. Sebastien Loeb DPR 1m28.114s

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