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Valsecchi quickest for Lotus on final test day
Thursday 08th November 2012, 17:50 by Ryan Wood
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GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi topped the final days testing in Abu Dhabi for the Lotus team with a fastest lap of 1:42.677.
The Italian driver completed 86 laps in the winning E20 to put him ahead of day one leader Kevin Magnussen - with McLaren once again topping the laps completed by sharing duties between the Danish driver and test driver Oliver Turvey.
Sauber reserve and rumoured second driver for 2013 placed third fastest ahead of Robert Frijns for Red Bull who climbed back behind the wheel after driving the RB8 on Tuesday.
Luiz Razia was suffering from the flu but soldiered on to go sixth quickest for Toro Rosso ahead of American Alexander Rossi for Caterham who suffered an oil leak midway through the session.
2012 Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test Results:
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 01. D. Valsecchi Lotus 1:42.677 86 02. K. Magnussen McLaren 1:42.827 +0.150 51 03. E. Gutierrez Sauber 1:43.093 +0.416 80 04. R. Frijns Red Bull 1:43.233 +0.556 53 05. O. Turvey McLaren 1:43.604 +0.927 44 06. L. Razia Toro Rosso 1:45.286 +2.609 68 07. A. Rossi Caterham 1:46.485 +3.808 86