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Russell dominates final day of GP3 post-season testing

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Russell dominates final day of GP3 post-season testing
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Dec 2, 2016, 12:06 PM

George Russell concluded the Abu Dhabi post-season GP3 test by more than half a second in the lead.

George Russell, ART Grand Prix
George Russell, ART Grand Prix
Alessio Lorandi, Jenzer Motorsport
Alessio Lorandi, Jenzer Motorsport

Russell,  who has been linked with a move to GP3 with ART for 2017,  set the overall fastest time of the three-day test in the morning session with a time of 1m55.364s.

He was again quickest in the afternoon but his time fell short by four tenths.

Apart from Russell, Trident's Santino Ferrucci was the only one able to dip below the 1m56s barrier in the morning.

Alessio Lorandi, the pacesetter yesterday, was third in the Jenzer car ahead of the Arden duo of Max Defourny and Leonardo Pulcini.

Both drivers drove for the British team after spending the first to days with ART and Campos respectively.

Jack Aitken also left ART for DAMS on day 3 and was sixth, followed by Arjun Maini.

Steijn Schothorst put a second Jenzer in the top 10 in eighth ahead of Arden's Kevin Jorg and Trident's Giuliano Alesi.

Day 3 results

Pos. Driver Team Morning Afternoon
1  George Russell ART Grand Prix 1:55.364 1:55.759
2  Santino Ferrucci Trident 1:55.907 1:56.359
3  Alessio Lorandi Jenzer Motorsport 1:56.023 1:56.128
4  Max Defourny Arden International 1:56.028 1:56.564
5  Leonardo Pulcini Arden International 1:56.034 1:56.245
6  Jack Aitken DAMS 1:56.127 1:56.416
7  Arjun Maini ART Grand Prix 1:56.203 1:56.336
8  Steijn Schothorst Jenzer Motorsport 1:56.319 1:56.705
9  Kevin Jorg Arden International 1:56.364  
10  Giuliano Alesi Trident 1:56.642 1:56.401
11  Robert Shwartzman Koiranen GP 1:56.645 1:56.434
12  Alex Palou Campos Racing 1:56.862 1:56.491
13  Marcos Siebert Trident 1:56.513 1:57.008
14  Bruno Baptista DAMS 1:56.984 1:56.529
15  Matt Parry Campos Racing 1:56.915 1:56.558
16  Matheus Leist ART Grand Prix 1:56.768 1:56.612
17  Raoul Hyman Trident DSQ* 1:56.643
18  Patricio O'Ward Koiranen GP 1:56.797 1:56.916
19  Tarun Reddy Koiranen GP 1:57.370 1:56.812
20  Anthoine Hubert ART Grand Prix 1:56.913  
21  Tatiana Calderon Jenzer Motorsport 1:56.992  
22  Julian Falchero Campos Racing 1:57.007 1:57.019
23  Dorian Boccolacci DAMS 1:57.043 1:57.037

*Raoul Hyman's car was found underweight following the morning session.

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Series FIA F3
Event Abu Dhabi November testing
Sub-event Friday
Location Yas Marina Circuit
Drivers George Russell
Teams ART Grand Prix
Author David Gruz