Davide Valsecchi completed a dominant start to GP2 preseason testing by topping the third and final day at Jerez, having also gone fastest on days one and two. The DAMS driver set his best time, a 1m25.567s, early on in day three, which was interrupted by a delaminating curb and by several red flags.
Stefano Coletti kept up his own strong start to the GP2 preseason by finishing second fastest for Scuderia Coloni, little more than one tenth of a second down on Valsecchi.
Esteban Gutierrez, who caused one of the red flags when he stopped in the Turn 1 gravel bed, ended the day third fastest for Lotus GP.
Giedo van der Garde (Caterham) was less than two hundredths of a second down the road in fourth, the Dutchman also completing 96 laps, the most of any driver. Carlin's Max Chilton and iSport's Marcus Ericsson were the last drivers to dip under the 1m26s mark, ending the day fifth and sixth, respectively.
GP2's second and final preseason test takes place at Barcelona on March 6-8.
Pos Driver Team Time Laps
1. Davide Valsecchi DAMS 1m25.567s 69
2. Stefano Coletti Scuderia Coloni 1m25.670s 73
3. Esteban Gutierrez Lotus GP 1m25.725s 81
4. Giedo van der Garde Caterham Racing 1m25.742s 96
5. Max Chilton Carlin 1m25.801s 70
6. Marcus Ericsson iSport International 1m25.940s 55
7. Tom Dillmann Rapax 1m26.003s 47
8. James Calado Lotus GP 1m26.046s 75
9. Nigel Melker Ocean Racing Technology 1m26.082s 79
10. Jolyon Palmer iSport International 1m26.126s 67
11. Felipe Nasr DAMS 1m26.127s 58
12. Fabio Onidi Scuderia Coloni 1m26.148s 63
13. Johnny Cecotto Barwa Addax Team 1m26.148s 55
14. Stephane Richelmi Trident Racing 1m26.213s 51
15. Fabio Leimer Racing Engineering 1m26.342s 56
16. Luiz Razia Arden International 1m26.350s 69
17. Josef Kral Barwa Addax Team 1m26.361s 66
18. Fabrizio Crestani Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m26.369s 59
19. Dani Clos Rapax 1m26.453s 54
20. Simon Trummer Arden International 1m26.466s 70
21. Julian Leal Trident Racing 1m26.611s 70
22. Nathanael Berthon Racing Engineering 1m26.747s 40
23. Rodolfo Gonzalez Catheram Racing 1m26.749s 74
24. Kevin Ceccon Ocean Racing Technology 1m26.761s 55
25. Rio Haryanto Carlin 1m26.958s 60
26. Vittorio Ghirelli Venezuela GP Lazarus 1m27.143s 57