Tunjo tops Day 1 of final GP3 pre-season test

Jenzer Motorsport driver Oscar Tunjo was quickest on the opening day of the final GP3 pre-season test at Catalunya.

Tunjo tops Day 1 of final GP3 pre-season test

The Colombian, set his quickest time of 1m33.554s in the morning, as did most of the field, with Tunjo beating Ferrari junior Antonio Fuoco by nearly three tenths.

The leading pair was followed by Koiranen duo Ralph Boschung, Matt Parry and the Arden pair of Jack Aitken and Tatiana Calderon.

Charles Leclerc ended up as the fastest ART in seventh, narrowly beating Matevos Isaakyan, who had made his Formula V8 3.5 debut in the previous weekend.

The top 10 was made up by Japanese F3 convert Nirei Fukuzumi and local driver Alex Palou.

Although Leclerc topped the timesheets in the afternoon, having led the final hour of the session, his time fell 1.6s shy to Tunjo's morning benchmark.

The Monegasque Ferrari protege narrowly held on to first place with Jake Hughes and Palou both just three hundredths off the pace.

Haas development driver Santino Ferrucci, Steijn Schothorst, Alex Albon and Tunjo completed the top seven, separated by less than three tenths.

Full Times

Pos.DriverTeamAMPM
1  Oscar Tunjo Jenzer Motorsport 1:33.554 1:35.451
2  Antonio Fuoco Trident 1:33.843 1:38.757
3  Ralph Boschung Koiranen GP 1:33.922 1:38.542
4  Matthew Parry Koiranen GP 1:34.036 1:37.920
5  Jack Aitken Arden International 1:34.046 1:36.104
6  Tatiana Calderon Arden International 1:34.081 1:36.936
7  Charles Leclerc ART Grand Prix 1:34.160 1:35.167
8  Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP 1:34.198 1:35.814
9  Nirei Fukuzumi ART Grand Prix 1:34.245 1:35.576
10  Alex Palou Campos Racing 1:34.345 1:35.205
11  Jake Hughes DAMS 1:34.350 1:35.198
12  Alex Albon ART Grand Prix 1:34.441 1:35.427
13  Kevin Jorg DAMS 1:34.529 1:36.030
14  Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix 1:34.565 1:35.718
15  Steijn Schothorst Campos Racing 1:34.623 1:35.376
16  Jake Dennis Arden International 1:34.715 1:36.045
17  Giuliano Alesi Trident 1:34.822 1:35.934
18  Artur Janosz Trident 1:34.823 1:37.163
19  Santino Ferrucci DAMS 1:34.928 1:35.371
20  Richard Gonda Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.122 1:36.476
21  Sandy Stuvik Trident 1:35.251 1:35.780
22  Konstantin Tereshchenko Campos Racing 1:35.261 1:35.734
23  Akash Nandy Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.902 1:36.132
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