Fukuzumi tops second day of Hungaroring GP3 test

Honda Formula 1 junior driver Nirei Fukuzumi topped the final day of the in-season GP3 test at the Hungaroring ahead of his ART Grand Prix team-mates Jack Aitken and George Russell.

Fukuzumi tops second day of Hungaroring GP3 test

Fukuzumi, who leads the 2017 GP3 drivers’ standings and won the first race of the season at Barcelona last month, set the best time of the day and of the whole two-day test – a 1m31.943s.

The 20-year-old’s fastest lap came towards the end of the morning session and he was the only driver to dip below the 1m32s barrier.

Renault F1 academy member Aitken ended up second quickest, 0.06s slower than Fukuzumi’s best time, ahead of Tuesday pace-setter Russell.

Raoul Hyman was the quickest driver in the afternoon session, but did not improve his best time and finished fourth fastest for Campos Racing.

Leonardo Pulcini, who finished on the podium in his maiden GP3 outing with second place in race one in Spain, beat his Arden International teammate Niko Kari to the fifth fastest time.

Giuliano Alesi was seventh quickest on day two, as the son of former F1 race winner Jean Alesi edged out his Trident teammate Dorian Boccolacci.

Haas F1 development driver Santino Ferrucci and double Barcelona podium finisher Alessio Lorandi rounded out the top 10, with all drivers setting their best times during the morning running.

The next round of the 2017 GP3 season will take place on 8-9 July, when the series re-joins the F1 support bill at the Austrian Grand Prix.

Testing times - Day 2:

Pos.

Driver

Team

Morning

Afternoon

1.

 Nirei Fukuzumi

ART Grand Prix

1:31.943

1:34.184

2.

 Jack Aitken

ART Grand Prix

1:32.003

1:33.897

3.

 George Russell

ART Grand Prix

1:32.018

1:33.890

4.

 Raoul Hyman

Campos Racing

1:32.128

1:32.191

5.

 Leonardo Pulcini

Arden International

1:32.204

1:32.787

6.

 Niko Kari

Arden International

1:32.223

1:32.583

7.

 Giuliano Alesi

Trident

1:32.269

1:33.660

8.

 Dorian Boccolacci

Trident

1:32.294

1:32.834

9.

 Santino Ferrucci

DAMS

1:32.310

1:35.051

10.

 Alessio Lorandi

Jenzer Motorsport

1:32.418

1:32.643

11.

 Arjun Maini

Jenzer Motorsport

1:32.472

1:32.748

12.

 Anthoine Hubert

ART Grand Prix

1:32.503

1:34.275

13.

 Bruno Baptista

DAMS

1:32.561

1:34.993

14.

 Ryan Tveter

Trident

1:32.581

1:35.226

15.

 Steijn Schothorst

Arden International

1:32.598

1:33.463

16.

 Marcos Siebert

Campos Racing

1:32.691

1:33.122

17.

 Kevin Jorg

Trident

1:32.730

1:35.697

18.

 Tatiana Calderon

DAMS

1:32.733

1:33.856

19.

 Julien Falchero

Campos Racing

1:32.976

1:33.919

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Series FIA F3
Event Budapest June testing
Location Hungaroring
Drivers Raoul Hyman , Nirei Fukuzumi
Teams ART Grand Prix
Author Alex Kalinauckas