GP3: Mardenborough sets early pace in Spielberg

//GP3: Mardenborough sets early pace in Spielberg

GP3: Mardenborough sets early pace in Spielberg

Carlin one-two in Free Practice at the Red Bull Ring
Briton Jann Mardenborough led the way in the opening session of Round 2 in Spielberg with a best laptime of 1:20.475. His Carlin teammate Antonio Fuoco was 0.073s shy of his best effort. Series leader Esteban Ocon (ART Grand Prix) was third fastest.
Following a six week break, the drivers were very keen to resume to action with Trident’s Luca Ghiotto first to lead the field onto the track. Rain threatened the forty-five minute session but the 24 drivers had only dry conditions to contend with in the end.
Marvin Kirchhöfer (ART Grand Prix) was first to lap in the 1m22’s with Fuoco and Arden International’s Emil Bernstorff taking turns in P1. At the midway point Koiranen GP’s Adderly Fong shot to the top shot by over half a second before Ghiotto climbed to the top of the standings, becoming the first driver to dip into the 1m20’s.
Bernstorff and Ghiotto swapped positions at the top of the timings, with just 0.009s separating the two. With ten minutes remaining, Campos Racing’s Alex Palou posted the fastest time of the session, until Ghiotto found some extra pace to take P1 away from the Spaniard.
In the final minutes, Ferrari Academy Driver Fuoco lit up the timing screens and clocked the quickest time, but this lasted just a few seconds as his Carlin teammate Mardenborough pipped him to end the session fastest. Behind the Carlin pair, Ocon, Ghiotto, Matheo Tuscher (Jenzer Motorsport), Palou, Mitchell Gilbert, Bernstorff, Seb Morris (Status Grand Prix) and Pal Varhaug completed the top ten.
Qualifying takes place at 09.45 am local time tomorrow morning and with rain forecast, anything could happen!
Free Practice
Driver
Team
Laptime
Laps
1.
Jann Mardenborough
Carlin
1:20.475
25
2.
Antonio Fuoco
Carlin
1:20.548
23
3.
Esteban Ocon
ART Grand Prix
1:20.600
25
4.
Luca Ghiotto
Trident
1:20.633
27
5.
Matheo Tuscher
Jenzer Motorsport
1:20.645
25
6.
Alex Palou
Campos Racing
1:20.667
26
7.
Mitchell Gilbert
Carlin
1:20.743
23
8.
Emil Bernstorff
Arden International
1:20.784
26
9.
Seb Morris
Status Grand Prix
1:21.099
28
10.
Pal Varhaug
Jenzer Motorsport
1:21.108
26
11.
Adderly Fong
Koiranen GP
1:21.259
22
12.
Matthew Parry
Koiranen GP
1:21.313
24
13.
Alfonso Celis. Jr
ART Grand Prix
1:21.335
23
14.
Marvin Kirchhöfer
ART Grand Prix
1:21.387
24
15.
Ralph Boschung
Jenzer Motorsport
1:21.429
26
16.
Kevin Ceccon
Arden International
1:21.489
26
17.
Alex Fontana
Status Grand Prix
1:21.507
26
18.
Jimmy Eriksson
Koiranen GP
1:21.516
23
19.
Sandy Stuvik
Status Grand Prix
1:22.138
23
20.
Artur Janosz
Trident
1:22.287
19
21.
Oscar Tunjo
Trident
1:22.420
11
22.
Zaid Ashkanani
Campos Racing
1:22.749
27
23.
Aleksander Bosak
Arden International
1:24.098
24
24.
Samin Gomez
Campos Racing
1:24.169
23
2018-07-17T23:12:12+00:00June 19th, 2015|GP 3 Series|