Silverstone GP3: Carlos Sainz Jr edges Lewis Williamson in practice
|By Charles Bradley||Friday, June 28th 2013, 17:47 GMT|
Carlos Sainz Jr celebrated his call-up by Red Bull for the upcoming Formula 1 young-driver test by topping the GP3 practice times at Silverstone.
The Spaniard lapped in 1m47.432s in a session that began in wet conditions but quickly dried out.
His MW Arden car was 0.439 seconds clear of Bamboo's Lewis Williamson, the former McLaren AUTOSPORT BRDC Award winner enjoying a strong session.
Nick Yelloly was a last-lap improver to end the session third fastest for Carlin, ahead of Daniil Kvyat.
Valencia winner Conor Daly was fifth quickest, ahead of Melville McKee. Points leader Tio Ellinas was seventh fastest, surviving a huge spin on the exit of Luffield.
Dino Zamparelli was eighth fastest, with fellow Brit Jack Harvey slipping back to 11th after setting the pace in the middle of the session.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Carlos Sainz Jr Arden 1m47.432s 2. Lewis Williamson Bamboo 1m47.871s +0.439s 3. Nick Yelloly Carlin 1m47.877s +0.445s 4. Daniil Kvyat Arden 1m48.113s +0.681s 5. Conor Daly ART 1m48.187s +0.755s 6. Melville McKee Bamboo 1m48.303s +0.871s 7. Tio Ellinas Manor 1m48.307s +0.875s 8. Dino Zamparelli Manor 1m48.686s +1.254s 9. Alex Fontana Jenzer 1m48.815s +1.383s 10. Facu Regalia ART 1m48.879s +1.447s 11. Jack Harvey ART 1m48.884s +1.452s 12. Luis Sa Silva Carlin 1m48.887s +1.455s 13. Giovanni Venturini Trident 1m48.924s +1.492s 14. Patrick Kujala Koiranen 1m49.045s +1.613s 15. Adderly Fong Status 1m49.250s +1.818s 16. Robert Visoiu Arden 1m49.389s +1.957s 17. Josh Webster Status 1m49.547s +2.115s 18. Jimmy Eriksson Status 1m49.791s +2.359s 19. Eric Lichtenstein Carlin 1m50.265s +2.833s 20. Kevin Korjus Koiranen 1m50.272s +2.840s 21. Aaro Vainio Koiranen 1m50.426s +2.994s 22. David Fumanelli Trident 1m50.805s +3.373s 23. Patric Niederhauser Jenzer 1m51.314s +3.882s 24. Emanuele Zonzini Trident 1m51.675s +4.243s 25. Ryan Cullen Manor 1m52.878s +5.446s 26. Samin Gomez Jenzer 1m53.051s +5.619s 27. Carmen Jorda Bamboo 1m56.136s +8.704s