Vandoorne hits the front on Day Two

Stoffel Vandoorne set the pace on day two in Valencia as the Mercdedes EQ driver set a 1:26.045 to take top spot in the afternoon session. 

Edoardo Mortara contiuned Venturi’s impressive start to testing by finishing in second spot just 44 thousandths shy of Vandoorne’s time, while Andretti’s Jake Dennis was just 55 thousandths off the time set by Vandoorne.

Reigning champion Nyck De Vries was fourth in the second Mercedes EQ, and Pascal Wehrlein completed the top five for Porsche.

Mitch Evans was sixth for Jaguar after setting a 1.26.302 ahead of Venturi’s Lucas Di Grassi. The two Mahindras of Oliver Rowland and Alexander Sims were eighth and ninth with Andre Lotterer completing the top ten in the second Porsche.

Oliver Askew finished 11th for Andretti ahead of Sergio Sette Camara for Dragon. Nissan’s Sebastien Buemi was 13th ahead of Jaguar’s Sam Bird in 14th and Nick Cassidy was 15th for Envision Racing.

Max Guenther ended 16th for Andretti. The German was ahead of Dragon’s Antonio Giovinazzi who ended the session in 17th.

The two NIO 333s of Oliver Turvey and Dan Ticktum, the latter finishing his pre-season testing early before he heads to Jeddah for his penultimate F2 race.

Jean-Eric Vergne was 20th ahead of Alice Powell, who stepped in for Robin Frijns’ for today, and Antonio Felix da Costa completed the 22 runners.

This morning’s session was topped by Da Costa, but was heavily interrupted due to the running of a race exercise, which was won by Nyck De Vries.

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