Abu Dhabi GP3: Alex Lynn fastest in practice for title decider

Alex Lynn set the pace in GP3 free practice in Abu Dhabi, outpacing Nick Yelloly by 27 thousandths of a second

Abu Dhabi GP3: Alex Lynn fastest in practice for title decider

Carlin driver Lynn needs to score just one point to be sure of clinching the championship this weekend, even if title rival Dean Stoneman takes a maximum points haul by winning both races, taking pole position and securing both fastest laps.

After Lynn hit the top of the timesheets on his final run, Yelloly came close to deposing him by setting fastest times in the second and third sectors, but Lynn's pace in sector one ensured he stayed ahead.

Marvin Kirchhofer was third fastest ahead of Stoneman, who had been quickest before the final runs.

Kirchhoffer is still in contention for the runner-up spot in the championship, with Jimmy Eriksson and Richie Stanaway, who ended the session 17th and 18th, also among those in range.

GP3 debutant Kang Ling, who has appeared in British and German Formula 3 this year, was 23rd and slowest for Trident.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1 Alex Lynn Carlin 1m56.241s -
2 Nick Yelloly Status Grand Prix 1m56.268s 0.027s
3 Marvin Kirchhofer ART Grand Prix 1m56.324s 0.083s
4 Dean Stoneman Koiranen GP 1m56.469s 0.228s
5 Patric Niederhauser Arden International 1m57.125s 0.884s
6 Alex Fontana ART Grand Prix 1m57.149s 0.908s
7 Patrick Kujala Trident 1m57.212s 0.971s
8 Dino Zamparelli ART Grand Prix 1m57.223s 0.982s
9 Emil Bernstorff Carlin 1m57.268s 1.027s
10 Luis Jorge Sa Silva Carlin 1m57.462s 1.221s
11 Pal Varhaug Jenzer Motorsport 1m57.502s 1.261s
12 Kevin Ceccon Jenzer Motorsport 1m57.533s 1.292s
13 Jann Mardenborough Arden International 1m57.545s 1.304s
14 Matheo Tuscher Jenzer Motorsport 1m57.616s 1.375s
15 Riccardo Agostini Hilmer Motorsport 1m57.787s 1.546s
16 Robert Visoiu Arden International 1m57.882s 1.641s
17 Jimmy Eriksson Koiranen GP 1m58.082s 1.841s
18 Richie Stanaway Status Grand Prix 1m58.707s 2.466s
19 Santiago Urrutia Koiranen GP 1m58.810s 2.569s
20 Ryan Cullen Trident 1m59.087s 2.846s
21 Alfonso Celis Status Grand Prix 1m59.189s 2.948s
22 Nelson Mason Hilmer Motorsport 1m59.195s 2.954s
23 Kang Ling Trident 2m01.129s 4.888s

CURRENT GP3 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Alex Lynn 185
2 Dean Stoneman 138
3 Marvin Kirchhofer 137
4 Jimmy Eriksson 127
5 Richie Stanaway 123
6 Emil Bernstorff 112
7 Nick Yelloly 108
8 Dino Zamparelli 101
9 Jann Mardenborough 77
10 Patric Niederhauser 56


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