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Jul 04

2013 GP3 Series Round 4: Nurburgring, Germany

Who will be next?

GP3 SeriesSix races down, six different winners. The 2013 GP3 Series™ has got off to an enthralling start as we approach the midway point of the season with Round 4 in Nürburgring, Germany.

Round 3 in Silverstone saw ART Grand Prix rookie Jack Harvey taking a home win – his first in the Series after beating pole-man Kevin Korjus (Koiranen GP) away from the line of Race 1. The Estonian finished second in front of Harvey’s teammate Facu Regalia.

Race 2 saw Trident’s Giovanni Venturini start from reverse pole. A fabulous battle at the front between the Italian and Carlin’s Nick Yelloly kept the fans on the edge of their seats until the chequered flag. The day belonged to Italy with Venturini and Trident both pocketing their first wins’ in the category. Yelloly and Alex Fontana (Jenzer Motorsport) both produced their best results in the Series with second and third.

Tio Ellinas (Marussia Manor Racing) holds a 10 point lead in the Drivers’ Standings showing consistency is key as the Cypriot is the only driver to have scored in all six races. Ellinas is on 69, Korjus 59, Conor Daly 51, Aaro Vainio 44 and Jack Harvey 42. ART Grand Prix lead the Team Standings with 134, Koiranen GP are on 103 and MW Arden on 85.

There is one change to the grid of 27 drivers former GP3 driver Alexander Sims stepping in to replace Status Grand Prix’s Adderly Fong for this round.

GP3 Series™ haven’t raced at the Nürburgring since 2011 with the calendar alternating between this 5.148km circuit and the Hockenheim. The weather here in the Eifel Mountains is notoriously unpredictable with showers expected this weekend. Will we see a seventh different winner or will somebody pull out all the stops as the chase for the GP3 crown rises another notch? Pirelli will use the Medium compound this weekend.

 

GP3 - Nurburgring, Germany

 

LAP RECORD (2011)

  • 1:49.366 (169.456 kph)
  • M. Evans (MW Arden)

PREVIOUS WINNERS

  • 2011 Race 1 Haryanto (Marussia Manor Racing)
  • 2011 Race 2 Bottas (Lotus ART)

RACE 1 & RACE 2

  • 15 laps 76.963 km

FRIDAY 05th JULY 2013

  • 17:50 – 18:35 Practice Session

SATURDAY 06th JULY 2013

  • 09:45 – 10:15 Qualifying Session
  • 10:40 Qualifying press conference (GP2/GP3 media office)
  • 17:10 Pit lane opens
  • 17:15 Pit lane closes – Grid
  • 17:20 Race 1 (15 laps / 30 minutes)
  • 18:30 Race 1 press conference (GP2/GP3 media office)

SUNDAY 07th JULY 2013

  • 09:10 Pit lane opens
  • 09:15 Pit lane closes – Grid
  • 09:20 Race 2 (15 laps / 30 minutes)

DRIVERS

  1. Tio Ellinas 1M 69
  2. Kevin Korjus 59
  3. Conor Daly 1M 51
  4. Aaro Vainio 1M 44
  5. Jack Harvey 1M 42
  6. Facu Regalia 41
  7. Daniil Kvyat 40
  8. Nick Yelloly 32
  9. Patric Niederhauser 28
  10. Carlos Sainz 24
  11. Robert Visoiu 1M 21
  12. Giovanni Venturini 1M 20
  13. Alex Fontana 17
  14. David Fumanelli 6
  15. Dino Zamparelli 3
  16. Lewis Williamson 2
  17. Adderly Fong 2
  18. Eric Lichtenstein 0
  19. Melville McKee 0
  20. Luis Sá Silva 0
  21. Samin Gómez 0
  22. Emanuele Zonzini 0
  23. Patrick Kujala 0
  24. Josh Webster 0
  25. Jimmy Eriksson 0
  26. Ryan Cullen 0
  27. Carmen Jordá 0

TEAMS

  1. ART Grand Prix 2M 134
  2. Koiranen GP 1M 103
  3. MW Arden 1M 85
  4. Marussia Manor Racing 1M 72
  5. Jenzer Motorsport 45
  6. Carlin 32
  7. Trident 26
  8. Bamboo Engineering 2
  9. Status Grand Prix 2

source: GP3 Series