FM: Ammermüller fastest ...

AHEAD OF FIRST RACE WEEKEND

Formula Master's official test concluded yesterday in Valencia ahead of this weekend's first races of the season with Iris Project's Michael Ammermüller posting the day's fastest time of 1:27.465.

With 30 drivers taking to the track, the Formula Master field completed 3,646 laps (over 14,602 km) over the past two days. Timings were close however, with today's top 17 drivers posting laps within one second of each other.

Choosing to focus on qualifying set-ups, Ammermüller set the morning's fastest time with Euronova's Yuhi Sekiguchi and J.D. Motosport's Chris van der Drift just 0.010 and 0.027 seconds behind respectively.

"Although this morning was mostly about qualifying, we did some race practice too," said former F1 test driver Ammermüller. "We put more fuel in the car and worked on race starts... We have some good ideas for this weekend's race now.

"It's good to end the test with a strong time like this, especially just before the first race weekend! It's very encouraging."