Honda impressed with GP2 trio

Honda s sporting director Ron Meadows has been so impressed with the three GP2 drivers who tested for the team this week that he has decided to give all three a second test at Jerez next month.

Mike Conway, Andreas Zuber and Luca Filippi were all given a day s testing in a Honda car with Fillipi just edging out the other two drivers with a quickest time of 1:25.596. Zuber the only one of the trio who had never driven an F1 car before was the slowest, just under 0.5 seconds off Filippi s time.

The Jerez test will give the team a second chance to evaluate the youngsters allowing Honda to come to a decision over whether they will offer some form of testing contract to any of the drivers.