GP3 testing: David Fumanelli fastest at Silverstone
|By Pablo Elizalde||Thursday, April 4th 2013, 15:42 GMT|
David Fumanelli topped the times on the second and final day of GP3 testing at the Silverstone circuit.
The Trident driver posted a best time of 1m45.213s in the morning session.
The benchmark showed how much faster the new GP3 car is, as the lap was nearly five seconds quicker than the best time set last year at the track.
Fumanelli's best was also a full second faster than what Tio Ellinas had managed on the opening day of the test. The Manor driver finished on top in Thursday's afternoon session, but his quickest lap was around half a second off Fumanelli.
On another very cold day at the British venue, Facu Regalia was third fastest in the ART car, with Jenzer's Alex Fontana and MW Arden driver Carlos Sainz completing the top five.
The session was interrupted three times, twice after red flags caused by Bamboo's Carmen Jorda, and once by Adderly Fong in the Status car.
Jenzer Motorsport's Samin Gomez was forced to miss the test due to illness.
The GP3 season will kick off at the Barcelona circuit on May 11.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. David Fumanelli Trident 1m45.213s 24 2. Facu Regalia ART 1m45.855s + 0.642s 25 3. Alex Fontana Jenzer 1m46.040s + 0.827s 31 4. Carlos Sainz Jr MW Arden 1m46.107s + 0.894s 25 5. Dino Zamparelli Manor 1m46.157s + 0.944s 27 6. Aaro Vainio Koiranen 1m46.226s + 1.013s 24 7. Melville McKee Bamboo 1m46.262s + 1.049s 16 8. Tio Ellinas Manor 1m46.281s + 1.068s 21 9. Giovanni Venturini Trident 1m46.282s + 1.069s 23 10. Nick Cassidy Manor 1m46.336s + 1.123s 31 11. Jack Harvey ART 1m46.350s + 1.137s 28 12. Robert Visoiu MW Arden 1m46.399s + 1.186s 36 13. Patrick Kujala Koiranen 1m46.406s + 1.193s 19 14. Conor Daly ART 1m46.437s + 1.224s 25 15. Nick Yelloly Carlin 1m46.468s + 1.255s 20 16. Felipe Guimaraes Bamboo 1m46.526s + 1.313s 32 17. Daniil Kvyat MW Arden 1m46.539s + 1.326s 20 18. Patric Niederhauser Jenzer 1m46.888s + 1.675s 35 19. Emanuele Zonzini Trident 1m47.039s + 1.826s 33 20. Kevin Korjus Koiranen 1m47.312s + 2.099s 11 21. Eric Lichtenstein Carlin 1m47.388s + 2.175s 23 22. Luis Sa Silva Carlin 1m47.869s + 2.656s 18 23. Josh Webster Status 1m48.380s + 3.167s 21 24. Jimmy Eriksson Status 1m48.754s + 3.541s 22 25. Adderly Fong Status 1m49.760s + 4.547s 15 26. Carmen Jorda Bamboo 1m50.519s + 5.306s 17
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps 1. Tio Ellinas Manor 1m45.821s 20 2. Facu Regalia ART 1m46.194s + 0.373s 33 3. Jack Harvey ART 1m46.266s + 0.445s 34 4. Conor Daly ART 1m46.407s + 0.586s 28 5. Giovanni Venturini Trident 1m46.440s + 0.619s 37 6. Nick Cassidy Manor 1m46.476s + 0.655s 21 7. Nick Yelloly Carlin 1m46.483s + 0.662s 32 8. Aaro Vainio Koiranen 1m46.496s + 0.675s 15 9. Dino Zamparelli Manor 1m46.543s + 0.722s 18 10. Kevin Korjus Koiranen 1m46.650s + 0.829s 14 11. Patric Niederhauser Jenzer 1m46.876s + 1.055s 27 12. Josh Webster Status 1m47.004s + 1.183s 22 13. Adderly Fong Status 1m47.056s + 1.235s 23 14. Emanuele Zonzini Trident 1m47.109s + 1.288s 37 15. Felipe Guimaraes Bamboo 1m47.385s + 1.564s 30 16. Daniil Kvyat MW Arden 1m47.480s + 1.659s 24 17. Carlos Sainz Jr MW Arden 1m47.514s + 1.693s 24 18. Jimmy Eriksson Status 1m47.629s + 1.808s 36 19. Luis Sa Silva Carlin 1m48.036s + 2.215s 31 20. Robert Visoiu MW Arden 1m48.115s + 2.294s 20 21. Eric Lichtenstein Carlin 1m48.234s + 2.413s 44 22. Melville McKee Bamboo 1m48.276s + 2.455s 23 23. David Fumanelli Trident 1m48.731s + 2.910s 24 24. Patrick Kujala Koiranen 1m48.918s + 3.097s 18 25. Carmen Jorda Bamboo 1m50.540s + 4.719s 21