Leclerc tops Day 2 to sweep GP3's Spielberg test

GP3 championship leader Charles Leclerc was once again quickest on Day 2 of the series' in-season test at Spielberg.

Leclerc tops Day 2 to sweep GP3's Spielberg test
Charles Leclerc, ART Grand Prix and Antonio Fuoco, Trident
Charles Leclerc, ART Grand Prix
Charles Leclerc, ART Grand Prix
Matthew Parry, Koiranen GP
Charles Leclerc, ART Grand Prix and Antonio Fuoco, Trident
Antonio Fuoco, Trident

The Monegasque, a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy, clocked a best lap of 1m19.437s - good enough to make him the quickest driver of the day, but not faster than the 1m19.171s he posted on Day 1.

Just as on Tuesday, the ART driver's quickest lap came in the morning session, albeit he was very nearly matched by fellow Ferrari protege Antonio Fuoco, lapping just 0.012s behind.

Former FR2.0 teammates Matt Parry and Jack Aitken were third and fifth respectively, split by Barcelona race winner Alex Albon.

The afternoon was headed by Campos driver Steijn Schothorst, with Aitken, Santino Ferrucci, Jake Dennis and teammate Konstantin Tereshchenko following close - albeit the pace of the frontrunners was well off the morning's times.

Tereshchenko was among the drivers to cause one of the day's red flags, the others coming out DAMS driver Kevin Jorg and the series' third Ferrari junior Giuliano Alesi.

GP3's next track action - the two races at Spielberg - is three weeks away, taking place on July 1-3.

Combined testing results

Pos. Driver Team AM PM
1 Charles Leclerc ART Grand Prix 1:19.437 1:21.427
2 Antonio Fuoco Trident 1:19.449 1:21.164
3 Matthew Parry Koiranen GP 1:19.502 1:21.037
4 Alexander Albon ART Grand Prix 1:19.554 1:21.346
5 Jack Aitken Arden International 1:19.580 1:20.708
6 Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix 1:19.586 1:21.083
7 Oscar Tunjo Jenzer Motorsport 1:19.636 1:20.979
8 Ralph Boschung Koiranen GP 1:19.683 1:20.968
9 Santino Ferrucci DAMS 1:19.702 1:20.738
10 Sandy Stuvik Trident 1:19.705 1:22.059
11 Steijn Schothorst Campos Racing 1:19.727 1:20.671
12 Jake Hughes DAMS 1:19.781 1:21.537
13 Jake Dennis Arden International 1:19.814 1:20.749
14 Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP 1:19.818 1:21.073
15 Giuliano Alesi Trident 1:19.871 1:21.058
16 Richard Gonda Jenzer Motorsport 1:19.874 1:21.035
17 Nirei Fukuzumi ART Grand Prix 1:19.905 1:21.434
18 Alex Palou Campos Racing 1:19.914 1:22.374
19 Konstantin Tereshchenko Campos Racing 1:19.942 1:20.919
20 Tatiana Calderon Arden International 1:20.063 1:21.143
21 Akash Nandy Jenzer Motorsport 1:20.206 1:21.731
22 Kevin Jorg DAMS 1:20.252 1:21.299
23 Artur Janosz Trident 1:20.291 1:20.992

 

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