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Red Bull Ring GP3: Alex Lynn dominates practice for Carlin

Alex Lynn, Carlin, Red Bull Ring GP3 2014

GP3 Series leader Alex Lynn was in imperious form in free practice at the Red Bull Ring on Friday evening.

The Red Bull junior set a sequence of blisteringly-quick laptimes to top the 45-minute session by over half a second.

After an early challenge from ART's Dino Zamparelli, Lynn traded the top spot with his Carlin team-mate Emil Bernstorff.

They swapped the fastest time four times, before Lynn's pace became untouchable, and he ended the session on a 1m20.538s.

Bernstorff had to settle for second, 0.587 seconds slower and 0.007s ahead of Nick Yelloly of Status.

Koiranen's Santiago Urrutia rocketed up to fourth in the closing seconds, ahead of Hilmer's newcomer Riccardo Agostini and his team-mate Nelson Mason.

Ritchie Stanaway, who had been near the top of the times early on, slumped back to 16th. The other Barcelona race winner Dean Stoneman was 12th.

The session was temporarily halted after Trident's Roman de Beer spun into the pitwall after going off at the final corner. He was unhurt.

Pos  Driver               Team      Time       Gap
 1.  Alex Lynn            Carlin    1m20.538s
 2.  Emil Bernstorff      Carlin    1m21.125s  +0.587s
 3.  Nick Yelloly         Status    1m21.132s  +0.594s
 4.  Santiago Urrutia     Koiranen  1m21.287s  +0.749s
 5.  Riccardo Agostini    Hilmer    1m21.351s  +0.813s
 6.  Nelson Mason         Hilmer    1m21.371s  +0.833s
 7.  Patrick Kujala       Manor     1m21.390s  +0.852s
 8.  Robert Visoiu        Arden     1m21.411s  +0.873s
 9.  Alfonso Celis Jr     Status    1m21.460s  +0.922s
10.  Dino Zamparelli      ART       1m21.473s  +0.935s
11.  Matheo Tuscher       Jenzer    1m21.481s  +0.943s
12.  Dean Stoneman        Manor     1m21.497s  +0.959s
13.  Marvin Kirchhofer    ART       1m21.548s  +1.010s
14.  Patric Niederhauser  Arden     1m21.658s  +1.120s
15.  Jann Mardenborough   Arden     1m21.905s  +1.367s
16.  Richie Stanaway      Status    1m21.952s  +1.414s
17.  Alex Fontana         ART       1m21.953s  +1.415s
18.  Luis Sa Silva        Carlin    1m22.026s  +1.488s
19.  Pal Varhaug          Jenzer    1m22.269s  +1.731s
20.  Adderly Fong         Jenzer    1m22.295s  +1.757s
21.  Jimmy Eriksson       Koiranen  1m23.021s  +2.483s
22.  Nikolay Martsenko    Hilmer    1m23.403s  +2.865s
23.  Ryan Cullen          Manor     1m23.656s  +3.118s
24.  Roman de Beer        Trident   1m23.902s  +3.364s
25.  Victor Carbone       Trident   1m24.462s  +3.924s
26.  Carmen Jorda         Koiranen  1m24.687s  +4.149s
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