Dec 03

GP3: Fuoco fastest in morning session

Trident’s Fuoco leads the way in Yas Marina

Fuoco fastest in morning sessionTrident tester and Ferrari Academy Driver Antonio Fuoco was quickest in the morning session on day two of post-season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. His best laptime of 1:55.135 was 0.058s faster than Arden International’s Jake Dennis. Charles Leclerc was third – also testing for Arden.

There were several new faces to the driver line-up for day two of testing: Nyck De Vries (NED) and Alex Albon (THA) came in at ART Grand Prix, along with Rahul Raj Mayer joining Campos Racing.

There was an early red flag after the aforementioned Mayer spun at Turn 4. Once the action resumed, the Trident pair of Kevin Joerg and Fuoco led the way. There was a second stoppage in proceedings after Jenzer Motorsport’s Antoni Ptak made contact with the Tech-Pro barrier at Turn 19. The Polish driver returned to the pitlane and the track went live.

It was a battle of the Trident testers with Fuoco taking P1 from Joerg soon after. Dennis shot up to second but Joerg returned to the top spot and was first to dip into the 1m55’s. There was another short interruption to the session when Campos Racing’s Konstantin Tereshchenko stopped at Turn 9.

When the track went green; Dennis and Leclerc – the Monegasque driver making the switch to Arden from ART GP for day two – lit up the timing screen to hold a one-two. Fuoco found some more pace to return to the head of the timesheet by three tenths and improved on his next lap to find another tenth’s advantage.

At the chequered flag, Fuoco finished on top ahead of Dennis, Leclerc, Matevos Isaakyan (Koiranen GP), Jack Aitken (Arden International), Jake Hughes (Status Grand Prix), Joerg, Matthew Parry (Koiranen GP), Nirei Fukuzumi (ART Grand Prix) and Steijn Schothorst.

The afternoon session will run from 15:00 – 17:30 local time (GMT+4).

Yas Marina: Day 2

Morning Results

Driver Team Laptime Laps
1. Antonio Fuoco Trident 1:55.135 21
2. Jake Dennis Arden International 1:55.193 26
3. Charles Leclerc Arden International 1:55.423 30
4. Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP 1:55.429 17
5. Jack Aitken Arden International 1:55.445 27
6. Jake Hughes Status Grand Prix 1:55.475 26
7. Kevin Joerg Trident 1:55.664 26
8. Matthew Parry Koiranen GP 1:55.685 17
9. Nirei Fukuzumi ART Grand Prix 1:55.861 30
10. Steijn Schothorst Trident 1:56.196 23
11. Konstantin Tereshchenko Campos Racing 1:56.288 15
12. Tatiana Calderon Status Grand Prix 1:56.436 22
13. Will Palmer Status Grand Prix 1:56.757 29
14. Nabil Jeffri Koiranen GP 1:56.783 21
15. Nyck De Vries ART Grand Prix 1:56.846 27
16. Alex Albon ART Grand Prix 1:56.874 22
17. Leonardo Pulcini Jenzer Motorsport 1:57.043 24
18. Giuliano Alesi Jenzer Motorsport 1:57.153 29
19. Antoni Ptak Jenzer Motorsport 1:57.644 26
20. Mahaveer Raghunathan Campos Racing 1:57.701 29
21. Rahul Raj Mayer Campos Racing 1:59.433 23

source: GP3 Series