Fuoco dominates Day 3 as Estoril testing concludes

Trident's Antonio Fuoco beat the GP3 field by half a second in the final day of testing at Estoril.

After topping both sessions yesterday, Fuoco proved to be unbeatable in the final day as well as he lowered the overall best time by seven tenths.

In the morning, he stole the lead from top rookie Jake Dennis at the two-hour mark before bringing out the safety car.

The field failed to match his effort afterwards with Dennis becoming the best of the rest, 0.482s behind.

Alexander Albon edged out sophomore driver Sandy Stuvik and ART teammate Nyck de Vries for third, while Renault juniors Jack Aitken and Kevin Jorg completed the top seven.

Although Trident's Artur Janosz led most of the afternoon running, it was Fuoco jumping into the lead in the dying minutes.

Janosz completed a dominant Trident 1-2 as Alex Palou and Oscar Tunjo were more than six tenths adrift in third and fourth respectively.

Koiranen's Matt Parry took fifth with Jenzer's sole confirmed driver Akash Nandy becoming the top rookie in sixth.

Alongside Nandy and Tunjo, the Swiss team added Formula Renault 2.0 Alps graduate Hongli Ye to its testing lineup, the Chinese driver taking 10th in the second practice.

Day 3 results

Pos. Driver Team AM PM
1.  Antonio Fuoco Trident 1:27.293 1:28.292
2.  Jake Dennis Arden International 1:27.775 1:29.826
3.  Alexander Albon ART Grand Prix 1:28.051 1:32.502
4.  Sandy Stuvik Trident 1:28.065 1:30.798
5.  Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix 1:28.173 1:32.103
6.  Kevin Jorg DAMS 1:28.231 1:29.958
7.  Jack Aitken Arden International 1:28.247 1:31.079
8.  Tatiana Calderon Arden International 1:28.323 No Time
9.  Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP 1:28.366 1:31.717
10.  Santino Ferrucci DAMS 1:28.399 1:31.555
11.  Ralph Boschung Koiranen GP 1:28.408 1:32.123
12.  Charles Leclerc ART Grand Prix 1:28.428 1:32.206
13.  Jake Hughes DAMS 1:28.442 1:29.867
14.  Nirei Fukuzumi ART Grand Prix 1:28.599 1:32.007
15.  Artur Janosz Trident 1:28.649 1:28.551
16.  Alex Palou Campos Racing 1:28.663 1:28.906
17.  Matt Parry Koiranen GP 1:28.765 1:29.203
18.  Konstantin Tereshchenko Campos Racing 1:28.947 1:31.424
19.  Steijn Schothorst Campos Racing 1:28.992 1:30.603
20.  Akash Nandy Jenzer Motorsport 1:29.052 1:29.323
21.  Oscar Tunjo Jenzer Motorsport 1:29.129 1:28.975
22.  Giuliano Alesi Trident 1:29.143 1:30.315
23.  Mahaveer Raghunathan Koiranen GP 1:30.183 1:31.807
24.  Hongli Ye Jenzer Motorsport 1:30.785 1:30.105

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Series GP3
Event Estoril March testing
Track Circuito Estoril
Drivers Antonio Fuoco
Teams Trident
Article type Testing report