Leclerc retakes top spot on Day 3 of Yas Marina test

Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc ended the GP3 post-season test in Abu Dhabi in first place, going quickest in both sessions of the final day of running.

Leclerc, who set the pace on Day 1 with ART before a detour to Arden, was back with the French team for the conclusion of the test.

And the Monegasque ended up going well below the existing track record for the Dallara GP3/13 machine as he surpassed the 1m55s mark for the first time.

Leclerc's morning time, a 1m55.115s, had already been good enough to stand as the new track record, the ART man taking the lead off Arden newcomer Kevin Jorg in the closing half-hour of the session.

Another ART man, Alex Albon, was third, with Arden's Jake Hughes fourth, meaning that the two frontrunning teams locked out the top four - while Leonardo Pulcini finished as best of the rest for Trident.

The afternoon saw Leclerc in control for most of the running and he eventually posted a 1m54.571s.

Arden duo Jorg and Hughes also managed to go below 1m55s, while Pulcini improved to fourth and Konstantin Tereshchenko made up the top five.

Pos. Driver Team AM PM
1  Charles Leclerc ART Grand Prix 1:55.115 1:54.571
2 Kevin Jorg Arden International 1:55.173 1:54.791
3 Jake Hughes Arden International 1:55.488 1:54.927
4 Leonardo Pulcini Trident 1:55.605 1:55.174
5 Konstantin Tereshchenko Campos Racing 1:55.849 1:55.334
6 Alex Albon ART Grand Prix 1:55.485 1:55.370
7 Matt Parry Koiranen GP 1:55.652 1:55.402
8 Jack Aitken Status Grand Prix 1:55.836 1:55.438
9 Steijn Schothorst Trident 1:56.241 1:55.481
10 Santino Ferrucci Status Grand Prix 1:56.605 1:55.790
11 Ralph Boschung Arden International 1:55.987 1:55.799
12 Will Palmer ART Grand Prix 1:56.994 1:55.910
13 Antonio Fuoco Status Grand Prix 1:56.069 1:55.929
14 Nabil Jeffri Koiranen GP 1:56.158 1:58.173
15 Matevos Isaakyan Koiranen GP 1:56.861 1:56.190
16 Mahaveer Raghunathan Trident 1:57.221 1:56.454
17 Marcos Siebert Jenzer Motorsport 1:57.390 1:56.573
18 Nico Rindlisbacher Jenzer Motorsport 1:57.185 1:56.695
19 Giuliano Alesi Jenzer Motorsport 1:56.729 1:56.772
20 Rahul Raj Mayer Campos Racing 1:57.599 1:57.146
21 Antoni Ptak Campos Racing 1:57.250 1:57.161
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Series GP3
Event Yas Marina December testing
Track Yas Marina Circuit
Drivers Jake Hughes , Konstantin Tereshchenko , Charles Leclerc , Alexander Albon , Kevin Jörg , Leonardo Pulcini
Teams ART Grand Prix
Article type Testing report