Gutierrez fastest in Monza practice

GP3 championship leader Esteban Gutierrez has set the fastest time in today's free practice session at Monza

Gutierrez fastest in Monza practice

The Mexican's 1m44.331s effort was enough to ward off a late flying lap from Carlin's Josef Newgarden, who fell 0.161s short.

Jenzer Motorsport pairing Nico Muller and Simon Trummer were just behind them, with Carlin's Dean Smith and early pace-setter Mirko Bortolotti of Addax rounding out the top six.

James Jakes marked his return after missing Hungary and Spa with a hand injury by clocking the fastest time of the three Manor Motorsport drivers to put himself in ninth, just ahead of ART's Alexander Rossi.

 Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Esteban Gutierrez ART 1m44.331s 2. Josef Newgarden Carlin 1m44.492s +0.161 3. Nico Muller Jenzer 1m44.627s +0.296 4. Simon Trummer Jenzer 1m44.681s +0.350 5. Dean Smith Carlin 1m44.695s +0.364 6. Mirko Bortolotti Addax 1m44.707s +0.376 7. Dani Juncadella Tech 1 1m44.847s +0.516 8. Nigel Melker Mucke 1m44.957s +0.626 9. James Jakes Manor 1m44.959s +0.628 10. Alexander Rossi ART 1m45.096s +0.765 11. Oliver Oakes Atech CRS 1m45.144s +0.813 12. Robert Wickens Status 1m45.228s +0.897 13. Daniel Morad Status 1m45.270s +0.939 14. Roberto Merhi Atech CRS 1m45.294s +0.963 15. Michael Christensen MW Arden 1m45.361s +1.030 16. Miki Monras MW Arden 1m45.365s +1.034 17. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Manor 1m45.380s +1.049 18. Felipe Guimaraes Addax 1m45.384s +1.053 19. Renger van der Zande Mucke 1m45.446s +1.115 20. Pal Varhaug Jenzer 1m45.548s +1.217 21. Doru Sechelariu Tech 1 1m45.561s +1.230 22. Rio Haryanto Manor 1m45.664s +1.333 23. Lucas Foresti Carlin 1m45.731s +1.400 24. Pedro Nunes ART 1m45.848s +1.517 25. Vittorio Ghirelli Atech CRS 1m45.974s +1.643 26. Pablo Sanchez Addax 1m46.075s +1.744 27. Tobias Hegewald Mucke 1m46.137s +1.806 28. Ivan Lukashevich Status 1m46.520s +2.189 29. Stefano Coletti Tech 1 1m46.580s +2.249 30. Leonardo Cordeiro MW Arden 1m46.716s +2.385 
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