British racing driver Jack Harvey this weekend secured two strong finishes in the latest round of the GP3 Series at Hungary. A fourth place finish in Saturday’s race, followed by a fifth place finish on Sunday, saw the Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver move up to joint third in the drivers’ standings with three more race weekends to go.

Jack Harvey
Jack Harvey

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On Saturday morning Harvey qualified his ART GP car in fifth position for the afternoon’s race. Lining up on the third row of the grid The MSA Team UK driver made a great start and was up to fourth position before turn one. However on this circuit which is notoriously difficult circuit for overtaking on, Harvey was unable to find a way past third placed Kvyat in the opening stages of the race.

With five laps remaining the safety car was deployed following an incident between Zonzini and Gomez. With just two laps of the race remaining the safety car came in and the race went green again. Harvey spent the closing stages of the race fighting off the efforts of Sainz Jnr to snatch fourth place, but after seventeen laps of racing Harvey crossed the finish line in P4, claiming a further four Championship points.

For the reverse grid race on Sunday morning, Harvey lined up in fifth position to take the race start. Harvey made a good start but wasn’t quite able to squeeze past into fourth position. It was then unfortunately a fairly processional race as the entire field struggled to make up many places. After 17 laps of racing Harvey took the chequered flag in fifth place and moved up to joint third place in the Series standings.

“It’s been a pretty solid weekend with another run of strong results which have moved us further up the Championship. We had a good pace in qualifying but I had traffic on my final set of tyres when I was attempting to set my flying lap, so my best lap was only good enough for P5. The track here is very tough to overtake on so unfortunately we weren’t able to make up too many places in the races;” commented Jack Harvey.

“It’s great to see that we’re continuing with the momentum that we got from the past two race weekends and it’s really motivating for the whole team to be getting every closer to the top of the standings. We are now just 16 points from the current leader with three race weekends left. Our goal, as always, remains the Championship so we will be working hard to build on this weekend’s result at the next round in Spa and to come away with another set of strong results;” continued Jack Harvey.

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