Nissan driver Mardenborough starts final GP3 test on top

Jann Mardenborough was quickest for Carlin as GP3 testing resumed at Barcelona on Wednesday

Nissan driver Mardenborough starts final GP3 test on top

The Nissan GT Academy graduate's early morning pace of 1m34.910s proved unbeatable through the day, as he topped the opening session by a tenth of a second over series veteran Pal Varhaug.

Jenzer driver was just 0.001s faster than Marvin Kirchhofer in third place, with the German's ART team-mate Esteban Ocon behind Ralph Boschung and Jimmy Eriksson in sixth.

The afternoon session was disrupted by a rain shower that limited teams' running.

Seb Morris completed twice as many laps as most and got down to a 1m35.740s for Status to lead the way.

Mardenborough was again on the pace, going second quickest - just over a tenth slower.

It was an all-British top three, as Matt Parry took third for Koiranen.

Estoril testing pacesetter Alex Palou went fourth-fastest, followed by Morris's team-mates Alex Fontana and Sandy Stuvik.

The test concludes on Thursday, with a sixth and final day of winter running ahead of the season-opener on the same track as part of the Spanish Grand Prix Formula 1 support bill next month.

MORNING TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Jann Mardenborough Carlin 1m34.910s - 24
2 Pal Varhaug Jenzer Motorsport 1m35.004s 0.094s 25
3 Marvin Kirchhofer ART Grand Prix 1m35.005s 0.095s 22
4 Ralph Boschung Jenzer Motorsport 1m35.013s 0.103s 22
5 Jimmy Eriksson Koiranen GP 1m35.033s 0.123s 17
6 Esteban Ocon ART Grand Prix 1m35.070s 0.160s 24
7 Antonio Fuoco Carlin 1m35.213s 0.303s 19
8 Alfonso Celis ART Grand Prix 1m35.271s 0.361s 16
9 Oscar Tunjo Trident 1m35.290s 0.380s 23
10 Adderly Fong Koiranen GP 1m35.337s 0.427s 19
11 Alex Palou Campos Racing 1m35.340s 0.430s 24
12 Matheo Tuscher Jenzer Motorsport 1m35.405s 0.495s 24
13 Matt Parry Koiranen GP 1m35.420s 0.510s 16
14 Luca Ghiotto Trident 1m35.433s 0.523s 21
15 Mitch Gilbert Carlin 1m35.576s 0.666s 15
16 Emil Bernstorff Arden International 1m35.979s 1.069s 17
17 Alex Fontana Status Grand Prix 1m36.044s 1.134s 23
18 Seb Morris Status Grand Prix 1m36.158s 1.248s 19
19 Artur Janosz Trident 1m36.336s 1.426s 24
20 Kevin Ceccon Arden International 1m36.622s 1.712s 18
21 Sandy Stuvik Status Grand Prix 1m36.661s 1.751s 16
22 Alex Bosak Arden International 1m37.349s 2.439s 18
23 Zaid Ashkanani Campos Racing 1m37.568s 2.658s 24
24 Samin Gomez Campos Racing 1m38.753s 3.843s 18

AFTERNOON TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Seb Morris Status Grand Prix 1m35.740s - 40
2 Jann Mardenborough Carlin 1m35.843s 0.103s 20
3 Matt Parry Koiranen GP 1m36.406s 0.666s 22
4 Alex Palou Campos Racing 1m36.578s 0.838s 25
5 Alex Fontana Status Grand Prix 1m36.695s 0.955s 27
6 Sandy Stuvik Status Grand Prix 1m36.768s 1.028s 27
7 Emil Bernstorff Arden International 1m36.817s 1.077s 24
8 Antonio Fuoco Carlin 1m36.852s 1.112s 27
9 Alfonso Celis ART Grand Prix 1m36.923s 1.183s 17
10 Matheo Tuscher Jenzer Motorsport 1m36.929s 1.189s 27
11 Pal Varhaug Jenzer Motorsport 1m37.129s 1.389s 27
12 Kevin Ceccon Arden International 1m37.261s 1.521s 18
13 Esteban Ocon ART Grand Prix 1m37.929s 2.189s 22
14 Alex Bosak Arden International 1m38.201s 2.461s 18
15 Mitch Gilbert Carlin 1m38.267s 2.527s 12
16 Zaid Ashkanani Campos Racing 1m38.489s 2.749s 28
17 Ralph Boschung Jenzer Motorsport 1m38.498s 2.758s 26
18 Marvin Kirchhofer ART Grand Prix 1m38.774s 3.034s 21
19 Luca Ghiotto Trident 1m38.822s 3.082s 27
20 Oscar Tunjo Trident 1m39.309s 3.569s 27
21 Samin Gomez Campos Racing 1m39.322s 3.582s 29
22 Adderly Fong Koiranen GP 1m39.443s 3.703s 26
23 Jimmy Eriksson Koiranen GP 1m39.613s 3.873s 32
24 Artur Janosz Trident 1m39.631s 3.891s 30


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