David Beckmann pips Hubert to pole in Monza qualifying

//David Beckmann pips Hubert to pole in Monza qualifying

David Beckmann pips Hubert to pole in Monza qualifying

German driver takes second pole position as Calderon tops shortened practice
Trident’s David Beckmann celebrated his second consecutive pole position in GP3 Series Qualifying at Monza, Italy, squeezing past ART Grand Prix’s Anthoine Hubert by 0.011s to set a 1:37.959 as Leonardo Pulcini of Campos Vexatec Racing qualified third at his home circuit. The session was preceded by a 10-minute Free Practice session, which was topped by Jenzer Motorsport’s Tatiana Calderon.
After this morning’s Free Practice was cancelled following a heavy deluge of rain, a shortened session was provided ahead of Qualifying. With the drivers eager to take advantage, Callum Ilott got the running underway and set the opening timed lap before being overhauled by his ART teammates. Ryan Tveter then went quickest, before Beckmann leapfrogged his Trident teammate before Nikita Mazepin leaped to the top. Calderon then beat the Russian’s benchmark, later improving to a 1:40.120 to head the times.
Hubert was first on the road once the qualifying session opened for business, leading out ART stablemates Ilott, Mazepin and Jake Hughes to the circuit. The quartet were first to set timed laps, with Hughes taking the initiative before Tveter set the first time in the 1m39s. Mazepin beat the American on his next lap, but Beckmann dispatched him shortly after.
Hughes then seemed to claim first before the mid-session tyre switch, but Mazepin and Giuliano Alesi bumped the British driver down to third before pitting. MP Motorsport’s Richard Verschoor was first to return to the circuit on new tyres, as rain flirted briefly with the second half of the session. Once the drivers had got their new tyres rubbered in, Beckmann returned to the top of the standings before Hubert smashed his lap by half a second to get into the 1m37s.
Beckmann regrouped and managed to edge the Frenchman by 0.011s, going into the final stages as the man to beat. Despite a brilliant opening sector, Pulcini was unable to clinch pole at home, slotting into third position behind Hubert as Juan Manuel Correa beat Alesi to fourth on his final lap. Ilott emerged sixth fastest, beating Tveter, while Calderon secured eighth place. Pedro Piquet and Niko Kari completed the top ten.
2018 GP3 Series Round 7 – Monza, Italy – Free Practice Classification
DRIVER
TEAM
LAPTIME
LAPS
1
Tatiana Calderon
Jenzer Motorsport
1:40.045
6
2
Nikita Mazepin
ART Grand Prix
1:40.165
5
3
Anthoine Hubert
ART Grand Prix
1:40.191
5
4
Jake Hughes
ART Grand Prix
1:40.233
5
5
Giuliano Alesi
Trident
1:40.339
6
6
David Beckmann
Trident
1:40.511
6
7
Ryan Tveter
Trident
1:40.622
6
8
Juan Manuel Correa
Jenzer Motorsport
1:40.667
6
9
Richard Verschoor
MP Motorsport
1:40.710
5
10
Leonardo Pulcini
Campos Racing
1:40.727
6
11
Pedro Piquet
Trident
1:40.856
5
12
Devlin DeFrancesco
MP Motorsport
1:40.889
6
13
Julien Falchero
Arden International
1:40.989
5
14
Jannes Fittje
Jenzer Motorsport
1:41.166
6
15
Callum Ilott
ART Grand Prix
1:41.316
5
16
Simo Laaksonen
Campos Racing
1:41.354
6
17
Joey Mawson
Arden International
1:41.447
5
18
Niko Kari
MP Motorsport
1:41.519
6
19
Diego Menchaca
Campos Racing
1:41.759
6
20
Gabriel Aubry
Arden International
1:42.569
5
2018 GP3 Series Round 7 – Monza, Italy – Qualifying Session Provisional Classification
DRIVER
TEAM
LAPTIME
LAPS
1
David Beckmann
Trident
1:37.959
14
2
Anthoine Hubert
ART Grand Prix
1:37.970
14
3
Leonardo Pulcini
Campos Racing
1:38.158
13
4
Juan Manuel Correa
Jenzer Motorsport
1:38.181
14
5
Giuliano Alesi
Trident
1:38.203
16
6
Callum Ilott
ART Grand Prix
1:38.255
15
7
Ryan Tveter
Trident
1:38.289
15
8
Tatiana Calderon
Jenzer Motorsport
1:38.333
15
9
Pedro Piquet
Trident
1:38.408
14
10
Niko Kari
MP Motorsport
1:38.487
15
11
Nikita Mazepin
ART Grand Prix
1:38.586
14
12
Jake Hughes
ART Grand Prix
1:38.620
14
13
Jannes Fittje
Jenzer Motorsport
1:38.748
16
14
Simo Laaksonen
Campos Racing
1:38.850
13
15
Joey Mawson
Arden International
1:38.896
14
16
Richard Verschoor
MP Motorsport
1:38.965
14
17
Gabriel Aubry
Arden International
1:39.035
16
18
Diego Menchaca
Campos Racing
1:39.049
14
19
Julien Falchero
Arden International
1:39.109
16
20
Devlin DeFrancesco
MP Motorsport
1:39.635
14
2018-08-31T18:54:52+00:00August 31st, 2018|GP 3 Series|