Charles Leclerc back on top on final day of Abu Dhabi GP3 testing

Charles Leclerc was back on top on the third and final day of GP3 post-season testing in Abu Dhabi, heading the morning and afternoon sessions on Friday

Charles Leclerc back on top on final day of Abu Dhabi GP3 testing

After spending day two with Arden, the Monegasque driver returned to ART Grand Prix - the team co-owned by his manager Nicolas Todt - for the final day having set Wednesday's pace with the French outfit.

The Formula 3 European championship race winner worked his way down to the week's best time of 1m54.571s before the end of the afternoon.

Swiss Formula Renault 2.0 graduate Kevin Jorg was second to Leclerc in both sessions, driving for Arden.

He was only 0.058s adrift in the morning, but more than two tenths away at the end of the day.

Briton Jake Hughes, also with Arden on the final day, took third having placed fourth behind ART's Alex Albon in the morning.

Euroformula Open racers Leonardo Pulcini and Konstantin Tereshchenko made the top five in the afternoon for Trident and Campos respectively, ahead of Albon.

The test was the last action for the outgoing GP3 chassis before the GP3/16 is introduced next year.

MORNING TIMES

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Charles Leclerc ART Grand Prix 1m55.115s - 22
2 Kevin Jorg Arden International 1m55.173s 0.058s 23
3 Alexander Albon ART Grand Prix 1m55.485s 0.370s 29
4 Jake Hughes Arden International 1m55.488s 0.373s 19
5 Leonardo Pulcini Trident 1m55.605s 0.490s 33
6 Matt Parry Koiranen GP 1m55.652s 0.537s 22
7 Jack Aitken Status Grand Prix 1m55.836s 0.721s 24
8 Konstantin Tereschenko Campos Racing 1m55.849s 0.734s 23
9 Ralph Boschung Arden International 1m55.987s 0.872s 27
10 Antonio Fuoco Status Grand Prix 1m56.069s 0.954s 21
11 Nabil Jeffri Koiranen GP 1m56.158s 1.043s 22
12 Steijn Schothorst Trident 1m56.241s 1.126s 30
13 Santino Ferrucci Status Grand Prix 1m56.605s 1.490s 21
14 Giuliano Alesi Jenzer Motorsport 1m56.729s 1.614s 24
15 Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP 1m56.861s 1.746s 4
16 Will Palmer ART Grand Prix 1m56.994s 1.879s 27
17 Nico Rindlisbacher Jenzer Motorsport 1m57.185s 2.070s 26
18 Mahaveer Raghunathan Trident 1m57.221s 2.106s 30
19 Antoni Ptak Campos Racing 1m57.250s 2.135s 30
20 Marcos Siebert Jenzer Motorsport 1m57.390s 2.275s 30
21 Rahul Raj Mayer Campos Racing 1m57.599s 2.484s 35

AFTERNOON TIMES

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Charles Leclerc ART Grand Prix 1m54.571s - 38
2 Kevin Jorg Arden International 1m54.791s 0.220s 27
3 Jake Hughes Arden International 1m54.927s 0.356s 24
4 Leonardo Pulcini Trident 1m55.174s 0.603s 34
5 Konstantin Tereschenko Campos Racing 1m55.334s 0.763s 28
6 Alexander Albon ART Grand Prix 1m55.370s 0.799s 35
7 Matt Parry Koiranen GP 1m55.402s 0.831s 26
8 Jack Aitken Status Grand Prix 1m55.438s 0.867s 29
9 Steijn Schothorst Trident 1m55.481s 0.910s 29
10 Santino Ferrucci Status Grand Prix 1m55.790s 1.219s 31
11 Ralph Boschung Arden International 1m55.799s 1.228s 22
12 Will Palmer ART Grand Prix 1m55.910s 1.339s 34
13 Antonio Fuoco Status Grand Prix 1m55.929s 1.358s 25
14 Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP 1m56.190s 1.619s 11
15 Mahaveer Raghunathan Trident 1m56.454s 1.883s 36
16 Marcos Siebert Jenzer Motorsport 1m56.573s 2.002s 30
17 Nico Rindlisbacher Jenzer Motorsport 1m56.695s 2.124s 37
18 Giuliano Alesi Jenzer Motorsport 1m56.772s 2.201s 37
19 Rahul Raj Mayer Campos Racing 1m57.146s 2.575s 35
20 Antoni Ptak Campos Racing 1m57.161s 2.590s 35
21 Nabil Jeffri Koiranen GP 1m58.173s 3.602s 20


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