GP3: Janosz fastest on Day One in Valencia

//GP3: Janosz fastest on Day One in Valencia

GP3: Janosz fastest on Day One in Valencia

Trident driver leads the way at second pre-season test in Spain
Trident’s Artur Janosz recorded the best time on day one of pre-season testing in Valencia with a 1:21.755 which was set in the morning session. Koiranen GP’s Matthew Parry topped the afternoon times in a 1:21.932 at Circuit Ricardo Tormo.
The second pre-season test of the campaign opened under clear blue skies. There was one change to the driver line-up compared to the first pre-season test with newly announced Richard Gonda from Slovakia driving for Jenzer Motorsport.
DAMS’ rookie Jake Hughes was first on track but it was Akash Nandy from Jenzer who first lapped into the 1m23’s. DAMS and Haas F1 Team development driver Santino Ferrucci found some extra pace to dip into the 1m22’s before Oscar Tunjo rose to the top of the timesheet in a 1:22.029. There was a short break in proceedings when Parry stopped on track.
At the midway point, the Colombian continued to lead the standings with Campos Racing’s Alex Palou and ART Grand Prix’s Nyck de Vries within one tenth. Arden International’s Jack Aitken shot to second before Janosz rocketed into the 1m21’s to top the session with just over 30 minutes remaining. Charles Leclerc jumped into P2 before his teammate Alexander Albon displaced him. Konstantin Tereshchenko improved to third as the clock ticked down.
Janosz remained unchallenged as the morning test session came to a close ahead of Albon, Tereshchenko, Leclerc, Tunjo, Aitken, Palou, de Vries, Tatiana Calderon and Giuliano Alesi.
Following the two hour break for lunch, the temperature increased and Leclerc was first to set the pace. The Arden duo of Jake Dennis and Aitken led the way for the majority of the afternoon – separated by just 0.027s. The session was studious with the drivers focusing on long runs.
In the final thirty minutes, Parry shot to the top of timings and was first into the 1m21s. At the chequered flag the Brit remained P1, two tenths ahead of fellow compatriot Dennis. Aitken, Nirei Fukuzumi, Leclerc, Albon, Tunjo, Steijn Schothorst, Ferrucci and Matevos Isaakyan completed the top ten.
The second and final day of pre-season testing will run from 09.00 – 12.00 with a one hour lunch break. The afternoon session will run from 13.00 – 16.00.
Day One – morning session
Driver
Team
Laptime
Laps
1.
Artur Janosz
Trident
1:21.755
30
2.
Alexander Albon
ART Grand Prix
1:21.954
38
3.
Konstantin Tereshchenko
Campos Racing
1:21.976
36
4.
Charles Leclerc
ART Grand Prix
1:22.017
39
5.
Oscar Tunjo
Jenzer Motorsport
1:22.029
29
6.
Jack Aitken
Arden International
1:22.054
29
7.
Alex Palou
Campos Racing
1:22.076
21
8.
Nyck De Vries
ART Grand Prix
1:22.096
36
9.
Tatiana Calderon
Arden International
1:22.112
38
10.
Giuliano Alesi
Trident
1:22.184
31
11.
Ralph Boschung
Koiranen GP
1:22.199
24
12.
Nirei Fukuzumi
ART Grand Prix
1:22.232
37
13.
Matthew Parry
Koiranen GP
1:22.241
19
14.
Steijn Schothorst
Campos Racing
1:22.317
31
15.
Kevin Jörg
DAMS
1:22.334
33
16.
Santino Ferrucci
DAMS
1:22.344
14
17.
Jake Dennis
Arden International
1:22.377
22
18.
Jake Hughes
DAMS
1:22.388
34
19.
Matevos Isaakyan
Koiranen GP
1:22.470
26
20.
Akash Nandy
Jenzer Motorsport
1:22.798
35
21.
Richard Gonda
Jenzer Motorsport
1:23.098
35
22.
Mahaveer Raghunathan
Koiranen GP
1:23.285
25
23.
Sandy Stuvik
Trident
1:38.343
43
24.
Antonio Fuoco
Trident
1:38.861
38
Afternoon session
1.
Matthew Parry
Koiranen GP
1:21.932
27
2.
Jake Dennis
Arden International
1:22.161
46
3.
Jack Aitken
Arden International
1:22.188
31
4.
Nirei Fukuzumi
ART Grand Prix
1:22.286
48
5.
Charles Leclerc
ART Grand Prix
1:22.295
56
6.
Alexander Albon
ART Grand Prix
1:22.411
48
7.
Oscar Tunjo
Jenzer Motorsport
1:22.433
22
8.
Steijn Schothorst
Campos Racing
1:22.435
48
9.
Santino Ferrucci
DAMS
1:22.475
33
10.
Matevos Isaakyan
Koiranen GP
1:22.527
19
11.
Nyck de Vries
ART Grand Prix
1:22.535
43
12.
Artur Janosz
Trident
1:22.545
42
13.
Ralph Boschung
Koiranen GP
1:22.565
38
14.
Giuliano Alesi
Trident
1:22.620
44
15.
Sandy Stuvik
Trident
1:22.632
35
16.
Antonio Fuoco
Trident
1:22.684
38
17.
Richard Gonda
Jenzer Motorsport
1:22.734
33
18.
Kevin Jörg
DAMS
1:22.866
33
19.
Konstantin Tereshchenko
Campos Racing
1:22.885
31
20.
Tatiana Calderon
Arden International
1:22.916
47
21.
Alex Palou
Campos Racing
1:22.925
43
22.
Jake Hughes
DAMS
1:22.937
18
23.
Mahaveer Raghunathan
Koiranen GP
1:23.061
30
24.
Akash Nandy
Jenzer Motorsport
1:23.166
41
2018-07-17T23:08:10+00:00April 7th, 2016|GP 3 Series|