GP3 testing: Charles Leclerc leads Antonio Fuoco in 'Ferrari' 1-2

Ferrari Formula 1 juniors Charles Leclerc and Antonio Fuoco were first and second on day two of GP3's test at the Red Bull Ring

GP3 testing: Charles Leclerc leads Antonio Fuoco in 'Ferrari' 1-2

Leclerc followed up his Tuesday-topping performance with ART Grand Prix by setting the Wednesday pace as well with a 1m19.437s lap in the morning.

Having been half a second clear of his rivals on day one, this time points leader Leclerc's ART Grand Prix car was just 0.012s ahead of Fuoco's Trident entry.

Three sometime McLaren Autosport BRDC Award contenders filled the top five - 2013 winner Matt Parry third ahead of '14 finalist Alexander Albon and '15 finalist Jack Aitken.

In the slower afternoon session, Parry's Koiranen team-mate Steijn Schothurst led the way ahead of Aitken and DAMS driver Santino Ferrucci.

There were a handful of red flags, caused by problems for Giuliano Alesi (twice) and Konstantin Tereshchenko, and a visit to the gravel for Kevin Jorg.

The test filled the long early gap in the GP3 calendar, with the series absent from the F1 support bill from May's Spanish Grand Prix to the Austrian GP at the start of July.

MORNING TIMES

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Charles Leclerc ART Grand Prix 1m19.437s - 61
2 Antonio Fuoco Trident 1m19.449s 0.012s 49
3 Matt Parry Koiranen GP 1m19.502s 0.065s 32
4 Alexander Albon ART Grand Prix 1m19.554s 0.117s 60
5 Jack Aitken Arden International 1m19.580s 0.143s 55
6 Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix 1m19.586s 0.149s 62
7 Oscar Tunjo Jenzer Motorsport 1m19.636s 0.199s 47
8 Ralph Boschung Koiranen GP 1m19.683s 0.246s 34
9 Santino Ferrucci DAMS 1m19.702s 0.265s 45
10 Sandy Stuvik Trident 1m19.705s 0.268s 31
11 Steijn Schothorst Campos Racing 1m19.727s 0.290s 45
12 Jake Hughes DAMS 1m19.781s 0.344s 40
13 Jake Dennis Arden International 1m19.814s 0.377s 53
14 Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP 1m19.818s 0.381s 34
15 Giuliano Alesi Trident 1m19.871s 0.434s 40
16 Richard Gonda Jenzer Motorsport 1m19.874s 0.437s 35
17 Nirei Fukuzumi ART Grand Prix 1m19.905s 0.468s 63
18 Alex Palou Campos Racing 1m19.914s 0.477s 44
19 Konstantin Tereschenko Campos Racing 1m19.942s 0.505s 38
20 Tatiana Calderon Arden International 1m20.063s 0.626s 51
21 Akash Nandy Jenzer Motorsport 1m20.206s 0.769s 50
22 Kevin Jorg DAMS 1m20.252s 0.815s 45
23 Artur Janosz Trident 1m20.291s 0.854s 38

AFTERNOON TIMES

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Steijn Schothorst Campos Racing 1m20.671s - 48
2 Jack Aitken Arden International 1m20.708s 0.037s 44
3 Santino Ferrucci DAMS 1m20.738s 0.067s 46
4 Jake Dennis Arden International 1m20.749s 0.078s 38
5 Konstantin Tereschenko Campos Racing 1m20.919s 0.248s 43
6 Ralph Boschung Koiranen GP 1m20.968s 0.297s 37
7 Oscar Tunjo Jenzer Motorsport 1m20.979s 0.308s 47
8 Artur Janosz Trident 1m20.992s 0.321s 25
9 Richard Gonda Jenzer Motorsport 1m21.035s 0.364s 37
10 Matt Parry Koiranen GP 1m21.037s 0.366s 32
11 Giuliano Alesi Trident 1m21.058s 0.387s 45
12 Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP 1m21.073s 0.402s 37
13 Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix 1m21.083s 0.412s 34
14 Tatiana Calderon Arden International 1m21.143s 0.472s 46
15 Antonio Fuoco Trident 1m21.164s 0.493s 53
16 Kevin Jorg DAMS 1m21.299s 0.628s 38
17 Alexander Albon ART Grand Prix 1m21.346s 0.675s 41
18 Charles Leclerc ART Grand Prix 1m21.427s 0.756s 44
19 Nirei Fukuzumi ART Grand Prix 1m21.434s 0.763s 41
20 Jake Hughes DAMS 1m21.537s 0.866s 40
21 Akash Nandy Jenzer Motorsport 1m21.731s 1.060s 11
22 Sandy Stuvik Trident 1m22.059s 1.388s 42
23 Alex Palou Campos Racing 1m22.374s 1.703s 46


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