GP3 Barcelona: ART wins again with Alexander Albon

Alexander Albon completed a clean sweep for ART Grand Prix by holding Oscar Tunjo at bay in the second Barcelona GP3 race

GP3 Barcelona: ART wins again with Alexander Albon

Just as his team-mate Charles Leclerc did on Saturday, Albon came from third on the grid to snatch the lead into the first corner.

He and polesitter Tunjo were neck-and-neck approaching Turn 1, where European Formula 3 convert Albon managed to brake later down the outside and claim the advantage.

Jenzer driver Tunjo stayed within a second of Albon until the final quarter of the race, when the leader edged clear.

Antonio Fuoco, who will be on Ferrari Formula 1 testing duty next week, squeezed through to third place with a bold dive into the first corner and then fended off Jake Dennis for the duration to complete the podium.

McLaren protege Nyck de Vries also made the most of his first lap chances and emerged with fifth place, ahead of Matevos Issakyan.

De Vries and Albon's ART team-mates Leclerc and Nirei Fukuzumi - winner and third-place finisher respectively on Saturday - both lost ground off the line and failed to score.

Leclerc chased DAMS duo Kevin Jorg and Jake Hughes home in ninth, with Fukuzumi stuck in 13th.

The main incident of the race was a wild battle down the pits straight that earned Matt Parry a time penalty for making too many changes of direction as he forced Santino Ferrucci onto the grass and pit exit.

RESULTS - 17 LAPS:

Pos Driver Team Gap
1 Alexander Albon ART Grand Prix 28m24.177s
2 Oscar Tunjo Jenzer Motorsport 1.294s
3 Antonio Fuoco Trident 7.307s
4 Jake Dennis Arden International 8.114s
5 Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix 11.612s
6 Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP 12.505s
7 Kevin Jorg DAMS 15.012s
8 Jake Hughes DAMS 15.670s
9 Charles Leclerc ART Grand Prix 16.695s
10 Ralph Boschung Koiranen GP 18.345s
11 Santino Ferrucci DAMS 18.757s
12 Artur Janosz Trident 20.796s
13 Nirei Fukuzumi ART Grand Prix 21.450s
14 Alex Palou Campos Racing 21.934s
15 Sandy Stuvik Trident 24.818s
16 Giuliano Alesi Trident 26.107s
17 Richard Gonda Jenzer Motorsport 27.024s
18 Tatiana Calderon Arden International 27.582s
19 Jack Aitken Arden International 29.135s
20 Matt Parry Koiranen GP 29.524s
21 Konstantin Tereschenko Campos Racing 30.109s
22 Steijn Schothorst Campos Racing 30.840s
23 Akash Nandy Jenzer Motorsport 33.959s
24 Mahaveer Raghunathan Koiranen GP 43.431s


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