Antonio Felix da Costa fastest in Nurburgring GP3 practice two

Antonio Felix da Costa topped the second GP3 practice session of the weekend at the Nurburgring

Antonio Felix da Costa fastest in Nurburgring GP3 practice two

The Portuguese driver came out ahead during a frantic first 15 minutes of the session, where the top spot changed places multiple times. However, there was little action once the cars returned to the track, leaving his time unchallenged at the front.

Addax's Tom Dillmann prevented Alexander Sims completing a 1-2 for Status, but the Irish team still had a good day as third driver Ivan Lukashevich made sure all of its cars were in the top 10.

Valtteri Bottas was fourth for ART, and he was joined in the top five by team-mate James Calado, who was one of the few drivers to make a significant improvement in the final few minutes.

Rio Haryanto and Lewis Williamson made very slight improvements, which were enough to cost former championship leader Mitch Evans two places to drop him to eighth towards the end.

But there were no worries out front for da Costa, who had a spin on his second run which prevented him from being able to extend his 0.037 second advantage over Dillmann.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Antonio Felix da Costa Status 1m50.104s 2. Tom Dillmann Addax 1m50.141s + 0.037s 3. Alexander Sims Status 1m50.173s + 0.069s 4. Valtteri Bottas ART 1m50.361s + 0.257s 5. James Calado ART 1m50.376s + 0.272s 6. Rio Haryanto Manor 1m50.431s + 0.327s 7. Lewis Williamson MW Arden 1m50.444s + 0.340s 8. Mitch Evans MW Arden 1m50.481s + 0.377s 9. Aaro Vainio Tech 1 1m50.594s + 0.490s 10. Ivan Lukashevich Status 1m50.605s + 0.501s 11. Michael Christensen RSC Mucke 1m50.712s + 0.608s 12. Maxim Zimin Jenzer 1m50.724s + 0.620s 13. Vittorio Ghirelli Jenzer 1m50.746s + 0.642s 14. Marlon Stockinger Atech CRS 1m50.912s + 0.808s 15. Nico Muller Jenzer 1m50.940s + 0.836s 16. Simon Trummer MW Arden 1m51.025s + 0.921s 17. Tamas Pal Kiss Tech 1 1m51.032s + 0.928s 18. Nigel Melker RSC Mucke 1m51.076s + 0.972s 19. Matias Laine Manor 1m51.099s + 0.995s 20. Nick Yelloly Atech CRS 1m51.099s + 0.995s 21. Pedro Nunes ART 1m51.107s + 1.003s 22. Conor Daly Carlin 1m51.342s + 1.238s 23. Zoel Amberg Atech CRS 1m51.346s + 1.242s 24. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Manor 1m51.378s + 1.274s 25. Gabby Chaves Addax 1m51.471s + 1.367s 26. Luciano Bacheta RSC Mucke 1m51.606s + 1.502s 27. Thomas Hylkema Tech 1 1m51.708s + 1.604s 28. Leonardo Cordeiro Carlin 1m52.022s + 1.918s 29. Callum MacLeod Carlin 1m52.136s + 2.032s 
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