Mitch Evans makes solid start to GP2 testing

DUNCAN JOHNSTONE
Last updated 10:51 23/11/2012

Relevant offers

Motorsport

Kiwi Hayden Paddon 11th in Rally Finland after opening super special stage Formula One summer break? Max Verstappen gets learner plates on Sebastian Vettel wins Hungarian Grand Prix for Ferrari, Jules Bianchi Jules Bianchi family join Formula One drivers for Hungarian Grand Prix tribute Casey Stoner crashes into barrier, 'they're a lot harder than they look' Mitch Evans, Richie Stanaway off the pace at Hungary round of GP2 championship McLaren's push comes to shove for Fernando Alonso Mitch Evans, Richie Stanaway struggle at GP2 series feature race in Hungary Lewis Hamilton secures pole position for Hungarian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton fastest in practice at Hungaroring

Mitch Evans made a solid effort of his GP2 test with the Arden car in Spain today.

The young Kiwi driver finished the morning session in seventh place out of 25 drivers.

Evans recorded a best lap of 1m 27.426s from his 26 laps of the Jerez circuit.

That session was headed by Felipe Nasr (Carlin) in 1m 26.898s.

Evans' afternoon session was marred by tire problems that left him frustrated in 19th place out of the 23 drivers on display. His afternoon time was 1m 27.811, well down on the 1m 26.717 set by Marcus Ericsson (DAMS).

Evans switches into the champion DAMs car tonight for his second day of testing.

The testing opened in foggy conditions and it was red flagged within the first 30 minutes as visibility was challenging at turns six and seven.

The Jerez GP2 tests follow similar tests in Barcelona last month where Evans continues to turn heads.

He is the GP3 champion and is looking to make the jump up to the next level for next year's racing.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who is your favourite V8 Supercars driver?

Scott McLaughlin

Shane Van Gisbergen

Fabian Coulthard

Jamie Whincup

Mark Winterbottom

Craig Lowndes

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Blog