Fuoco sweeps Day 2 of Estoril test

Ferrari protege Antonio Fuoco set the pace on the second day of GP3 pre-season testing at Estoril, topping both sessions.

Fuoco, who joined Trident after having contested his debut season with Carlin last year, became the first driver to dip into the 1m27s margin with the new GP3/16 car in the morning session.

And he then went on to top the afternoon as well, both of his benchmarks good enough to lead to timesheets at the day's end.

The Italian set his best lap in the final hour of the first session and ended up two tenths in the clear, with ART Grand Prix driver Alex Albon and Arden's Jack Aitken as his nearest rivals.

Jake Hughes took fourth for DAMS while Albon's teammates Nirei Fukuzumi, Charles Leclerc and Nyck de Vries were fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.

In session two, Fuoco again took over in the closing stages, going top after a red flag caused by fellow Ferrari protege Leclerc, and came up just a tenth short of his morning lap, with Aitken now trailing him by only 0.062s.

Fuoco's teammate Artur Janosz was third, ahead of Jake Dennis and de Vries.

Day 2 results

Pos. Driver Team AM PM
1 Antonio Fuoco Trident 1:27.991 1:28.079
2 Jack Aitken Arden International 1:28.253 1:28.141
3 Artur Janosz Trident 1:28.763 1:28.193
4 Alexander Albon ART Grand Prix 1:28.231 1:31.620
5 Jake Dennis Arden International 1:29.214 1:28.250
6 Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix 1:28.570 1:28.316
7 Jake Hughes DAMS 1:28.419 1:30.865
8 Matt Parry Koiranen GP 1:28.809 1:28.450
9 Nirei Fukuzumi ART Grand Prix 1:28.481 1:31.431
10 Charles Leclerc ART Grand Prix 1:28.505 1:32.342
11 Kevin Jorg DAMS 1:28.733 1:28.552
12 Oscar Tunjo Jenzer Motorsport 1:28.575 1:28.790
13 Alex Palou Campos Racing 1:28.667 1:30.637
14 Santino Ferrucci DAMS 1:30.698 1:28.765
15 Ralph Boschung Koiranen GP 1:29.030 1:28.822
16 Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP 1:28.932 1:29.322
17 Giuliano Alesi Trident 1:28.977 1:29.030
18 Steijn Schothorst Campos Racing 1:29.499 1:29.128
19 Tatiana Calderon Arden International No Time 1:29.144
20 Sandy Stuvik Trident 1:29.342 1:29.162
21 Akash Nandy Jenzer Motorsport 1:29.792 1:29.434
22 Konstantin Tereshchenko Campos Racing 1:29.466 1:31.216
23 Mahaveer Raghunathan Koiranen GP 1:30.234 1:30.898

 

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Series GP3
Event Estoril March testing
Track Circuito Estoril
Drivers Jack Aitken , Antonio Fuoco , Artur Janosz , Alexander Albon
Teams Trident
Article type Testing report