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Russell leads the way in morning session

Russell leads the way in morning session

02 DEC 2016

ART Grand Prix’s George Russell sets early pace at Yas Marina Circuit

George Russell (ART GP) posted the fastest time in the morning session on Day 3. The Briton’s best laptime of 1:55.364 was six tenths quicker than Trident’s Santino Ferrucci and Jenzer Motorsport’s Alessio Lorandi.

ART Grand Prix’s Arjun Maini headed the times early on for the third and final day of post-season testing at the Yas Marina Circuit. Fellow ART GP tester Anthoine Hubert was first to lap in the 1m57’s, before Russell set a time of 1:56.965.

There was an early red flag when Steijn Schothorst stopped at Turn 19. Trident’s Raoul Hyman went P1 before a length red flag period for Hubert who made contact with the barrier at Turn 7. There was damage to the TecPro barriers so the session was delayed while they were repaired. The session was over for Hubert as the monocoque was damaged.

Arden International’s tester Leonardo Pulcini then set the pace with a 1:56.170 before Russell became the first driver to dip into the 1m55’s. Arden’s Max Defourny and Lorandi moved up to second and third respectively in the final 30 minutes. Ferrucci shot to P2 near the close of the session.

Russell remained on top at the chequered flag; behind him were Ferrucci, Lorandi, Max Defourny, Leonardo Pulcini, Jack Aitken, Maini, Schothorst, Kevin Joerg and Marcos Siebert.

The afternoon session will run from 13:20 – 15:50 (GMT+4).

Day Three – morning session

 

Driver

Team

Laptime

Laps

1.

George Russell

ART Grand Prix

1:55.364

26

2.

Santino Ferrucci

Trident

1:55.907

  25

3.

Alessio Lorandi

Jenzer Motorsport

1:56.023

28

4.

Max Defourny

Arden International

1:56.028

32

5.

Leonardo Pulcini

Arden International

1:56.034

32

6.

Jack Aitken

DAMS

1:56.127

28

7.

Arjun Maini

ART Grand Prix

1:56.203

25

8.

Steijn Schothorst

Jenzer Motorsport

1:56.319

25

9.

Kevin Joerg

Arden International

1:56.364

28

10.

Marcos Siebert

Trident

1:56.513

21

11.

Giuliano Alesi

Trident

1:56.642

25

12.

Robert Shwartzman

Koiranen GP

1:56.645

24

13.

Matheus Leist

ART Grand Prix

1:56.768

28

14.

Patricio O’Ward

Koiranen GP

1:56.797

23

15.

Alex Palou

Campos Racing

1:56.862

21

16.

Anthoine Hubert

ART Grand Prix

1:56.913

12

17.

Matthew Parry

Campos Racing

1:56.915

27

18.

Bruno Baptista

DAMS

1:56.984

27

19.

Tatiana Calderon

Jenzer Motorsport

1:56.992

26

20.

Tarun Reddy

Koiranen GP

1:57.007

18

21.

Dorian Boccolacci

DAMS

1:57.043

27

22.

Julian Falchero

Campos Racing

1:57.370

30

*Raoul Hyman disqualified as his #5 car was found underweight.