Haryanto fastest in GP3 practice
|By Mark Glendenning||Friday, May 28th 2010, 14:51 GMT|
Manor Racing's Rio Haryanto was the surprise pace-setter in today's GP3 Series practice session at Istanbul.
Haryanto waited until the final seconds to produce his 1m48.022s effort, putting him just 0.047 seconds clear of previous leader Esteban Gutierrez of ART, and then spun and stalled at the first corner immediately after setting his time.
Gutierrez hung on for second ahead of Renger van der Zande (Mucke Motorsport), Nigel Melker (Mucke Motorsport) and Michael Christensen (MW Arden).
Prior to Gutierrez establishing himself at the top, six other drivers had taken turns to lead the times during a frantic opening 10 minutes, including Melker, Daniel Morad, Doru Sechelariu and Pablo Sanchez-Lopez.
Stefano Coletti, who is making his series debut this weekend with Tech 1, hovered on the fringes of the top 10 early in the session before eventually ending up 16th, with fellow newcomers Jim Pla (Tech 1) 19th and Mikhail Aleshin (Carlin) 24th.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Rio Haryanto Manor 1m48.022s 2. Esteban Gutierrez ART 1m48.069s + 0.047s 3. Renger van der Zande RSC Mucke 1m48.238s + 0.216s 4. Nigel Melker RSC Mucke 1m48.377s + 0.355s 5. Oliver Oakes Atech CRS 1m48.530s + 0.508s 6. Michael Christensen MW Arden 1m48.623s + 0.601s 7. James Jakes Manor 1m48.745s + 0.723s 8. Dean Smith Carlin 1m48.760s + 0.738s 9. Pablo Sanchez Lopez Addax 1m48.810s + 0.788s 10. Nico Muller Jenzer 1m48.824s + 0.802s 11. Josef Newgarden Carlin 1m48.840s + 0.818s 12. Doru Sechelariu Tech 1 1m48.868s + 0.846s 13. Tobias Hegewald RSC Mucke 1m48.941s + 0.919s 14. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Manor 1m48.942s + 0.920s 15. Robert Wickens Status 1m48.979s + 0.957s 16. Stefano Coletti Tech 1 1m48.984s + 0.962s 17. Daniel Morad Status 1m49.045s + 1.023s 18. Simon Trummer Jenzer 1m49.127s + 1.105s 19. Jim Pla Tech 1 1m49.142s + 1.120s 20. Mirko Bortolotti Addax 1m49.246s + 1.224s 21. Leonardo Cordeiro MW Arden 1m49.263s + 1.241s 22. Alexander Rossi ART 1m49.289s + 1.267s 23. Miki Monras MW Arden 1m49.467s + 1.445s 24. Mikhail Aleshin Carlin 1m49.509s + 1.487s 25. Vittorio Ghirelli Atech CRS 1m49.541s + 1.519s 26. Pedro Nunes ART 1m49.616s + 1.594s 27. Pal Varhaug Jenzer 1m49.796s + 1.774s 28. Felipe Guimaraes Addax 1m50.620s + 2.598s 29. Ivan Lukashevich Status 1m53.221s + 5.199s