Albon tops second day of Abu Dhabi GP2 test, Lorandi leads in GP3

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Alexander Albon continued to impress during his first GP2 test by topping the timesheets on the second day of running in Abu Dhabi.

Albon, 20, finished runner-up to Charles Leclerc in this year’s GP3 Series, losing out at the final round of the year in Abu Dhabi last weekend.

The Thai-British racer enjoyed his first taste of a GP2 car on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi, linking up with ART Grand Prix for the test.

Albon shot to the top of the timesheets in the evening session at the Yas Marina Circuit on Thursday, posting a fastest time of 1:49.062 to edge out GP2 veteran Raffaele Marciello and rival Leclerc at the top of the timesheets.

Marciello still holds the fastest time of the collective test so far, recording a lap of 1:48.937 on Wednesday ahead of the final five hours of running on Friday.

In GP3, 18-year-old Alessio Lorandi set the pace on the second day of running in Abu Dhabi, posting a fastest lap of 1:55.734 for Jenzer Motorsport.

American youngster Santino Ferrucci finished an impressive second for Trident, beating the time he set with DAMS on Wednesday by four-tenths of a second, while Steijn Schothorst finished third-fastest.