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Caterham's Alexander Rossi topped the opening day of GP2 testing in Bahrain

McLaren protégé Stoffel Vandoorne busiest driver completing 62 laps

By William Esler.   Last Updated: 19/03/14 3:26pm

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Alexander Rossi topped the opening day of the final GP2 pre-season test of 2014 at the Bahrain International Circuit.

The Caterham driver recorded a time of 1:40.604 to finish a tenth ahead of morning pacesetter Daniel Abt who only found six hundredths of a second between the two sessions.

Mitch Evans was third quickest for reigning Teams' Champions Russian Time, whilst fourth placed Conor Daly again impressed for Lazarus - who incidentally still have a vacant seat available - and Jolyon Palmer completed the top five.

McLaren protégé Stoffel Vandoorne was the busiest driver of the day, completing 62 laps in total, finishing with the tenth fastest time, four tenths slower than Rossi.

Testing resumes at 6am GMT on Thursday morning.

Morning Session
1. Daniel Abt - Hilmer Motorsport - 1:40.676 - Laps 17
2. Arthur Pic - Campos Racing - 1:41.192 - Laps 17
3. Facu Regalia - Hilmer Motorsport - 1:41.327 - Laps 15
4. Felipe Nasr - Carlin - 1:41.352 - Laps 12
5. Rio Haryanto - Caterham Racing - 1:41.400 - Laps 13
6. Alexander Rossi - Caterham Racing - 1:41.460 - Laps 13
7. Stephane Richelmi - DAMS - 1:41.631 - Laps 14
8. Mitch Evans - Russian Time - 1:41.663 - Laps 16
9. Johnny Cecotto - Trident - 1:41.671 - Laps 12
10. Jon Lancaster - MP Motorsport - 1:41.711 - Laps 12

Afternoon Session
1. Alexander Rossi - Caterham Racing - 1:40.604 - Laps 30
2. Daniel Abt - Hilmer Motorsport - 1:40.616 - Laps 26
3. Mitch Evans - Russian Time - 1:40.680 - Laps 25
4. Conor Daly - Venezuela GP Lazarus - 1:40.734 - Laps 20
5. Jolyon Palmer - DAMS - 1:40.769 - Laps 23
6. Johnny Cecotto - Trident - 1:40.829 - Laps 13
7. Raffaele Marciello - Racing Engineering - 1:40.932 - Laps 25
8. Vittorio Ghirelli - Trident - 1:40.976 - Laps 21
9. Felipe Nasr - Carlin - 1:41.022 - Laps 23
10. Stoffel Vandoorne - ART Grand Prix - 1:41.041 - Laps 28

Bahrain will also host the opening rounds of the 2014 GP2 Series on April 4-6 and you can see every race live on Sky Sports F1.

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