Fuoco and Aitken lead on Day 2 of Abu Dhabi test

Antonio Fuoco and Jack Aitken set the pace in the two respective sessions of the second day of GP3's post-season test at Yas Marina.

Fuoco's benchmark of 1m55.135s, set in the morning, ended up as the best time of the day's running - as afternoon pacesetter Aitken, testing with Arden, came up just 0.03s short.

In the first session, Ferrari junior Fuoco, spending his second day with Trident, overhauled Arden duo Jake Dennis and Charles Leclerc - and while both improved late on, they came up short.

Formula Renault 2.0 graduates Matevos Isaakyan, Aitken and Jake Hughes all ended the morning well within a tenth of third-placed Leclerc.

While Fuoco then went on to lead much of the afternoon, he was passed by Dennis entering the final half-hour - and both were then demoted by Aitken.

Further improvements looked on the cards, but the session was over early when Will Palmer found the barriers.

Kevin Jorg ended the run fourth behind Trident teammate Fuoco, just ahead of Hughes and Leclerc, the latter once more making it three Arden cars in the top six.

ART's high-profile newcomers Nyck de Vries and Alex Albon were only 15th and 16th in the first session, but moved up in the afternoon - de Vries taking 12th and Albon seventh.

GP3 timesheets (Day 2):

Pos. Driver Team AM PM
1 Antonio Fuoco Trident 1:55.135 1:55.500
2 Jack Aitken Arden International 1:55.445 1:55.164
3 Jake Dennis Arden International 1:55.193 1:55.351
4 Charles Leclerc Arden International 1:55.423 1:55.674
5 Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP 1:55.429 1:57.765
6 Jake Hughes Status Grand Prix 1:55.475 1:55.649
7 Kevin Jorg Trident 1:55.664 1:55.636
8 Matt Parry Koiranen GP 1:55.685 1:56.005
9 Nirei Fukuzumi ART Grand Prix 1:55.861 1:57.979
10 Alex Albon ART Grand Prix 1:56.874 1:55.989
11 Tatiana Calderon Status Grand Prix 1:56.436 1:56.077
12 Leonardo Pulcini Jenzer Motorsport 1:57.043 1:56.084
13 Steijn Schothorst Trident 1:56.196 1:56.383
14 Konstantin Tereshchenko Campos Racing 1:56.288 1:56.231
15 Nyck de Vries ART Grand Prix 1:56.846 1:56.274
16 Nabil Jeffri Koiranen GP 1:56.783 1:56.690
17 Will Palmer Status Grand Prix 1:56.757 1:57.145
18 Giuliano Alesi Jenzer Motorsport 1:57.153 1:57.301
19 Mahaveer Raghunathan Campos Racing 1:57.701 1:57.347
20 Antoni Ptak Jenzer Motorsport 1:57.644 1:57.771
21 Rahul Raj Mayer Campos Racing 1:59.433 1:58.539
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Series GP3
Event Yas Marina December testing
Track Yas Marina Circuit
Drivers Jake Hughes , Jack Aitken , Antonio Fuoco , Jake Dennis , Charles Leclerc , Kevin Jörg , Matevos Isaakyan
Teams Trident , Arden International
Article type Testing report