Lorandi leads Ferrucci in second GP3 test day

Jenzer Motorsport's Alessio Lorandi set the overall fastest time on the second day of GP3 testing in Abu Dhabi.

Lorandi, who started his 2016 campaign in European F3 but switched to GP3 for the championship's final two rounds, set his time of 1m55.734s in the late stages of the afternoon session, demoting Niko Kari.

The Finn Red Bull junior was fastest in the morning but could not improve in the afternoon session and three drivers managed to set better times.

Lorandi was followed by Santino Ferrucci and Steijn Schothorst, the duo switching from DAMS to Trident and Arden for Day 2 respectively.

European F3 race winner Anthoine Hubert was the top ART in fifth, just ahead of the Koiranen of Raoul Hyman and Jack Aitken.

Aitken started his second day with ART with second in the morning but, similarly to Kari, he did not improve in the afternoon.

Reigning British F3 champion Matheus Leist, another ART car in the hands of Arjun Maini and Arden's Kevin Jorg completed the top 10.

UPDATE: The third and final day of testing will see former race winners Matt Parry and Alex Palou, who was with Campos' GP2 outfit on Day 1, both return with the Spanish squad.

George Russell will also be back in action after skipping the second day with ART alongside Leist, the duo replacing Aitken and Defourny, who are off to DAMS and Arden respectively. 

Alongside Defourny, Leonardo Pulcini will also drive for Arden after spending the first two days with Campos.

Hyman and Marcos Siebert will move to Trident while DAMS will add Bruno Baptista to its lineup.

Tarun Reddy will return to Koiranen, the team he tested with on Day 1 as Jenzer has two new names in Tatiana Calderon and Schothorst.

Day 2 results

Pos. Driver Team Morning Afternoon
1  Alessio Lorandi Jenzer Motorsport 1:56.302 1:55.734
2  Santino Ferrucci Trident 1:57.207 1:55.814
3  Steijn Schothorst Arden International 1:56.638 1:55.942
4  Niko Kari Arden International 1:55.949 1:55.967
5  Anthoine Hubert ART Grand Prix 1:56.655 1:56.046
6  Raoul Hyman Koiranen GP 1:56.904 1:56.065
7  Jack Aitken ART Grand Prix 1:56.119 1:56.139
8  Matheus Leist Trident 1:56.444 1:56.329
9  Arjun Maini ART Grand Prix 1:56.580 1:56.353
10  Kevin Jorg Arden International 1:57.499 1:56.491
11  Marcos Siebert Jenzer Motorsport 1:56.885 1:56.616
12  Leonardo Pulcini Campos Racing 1:56.844 1:56.640
13  Giuliano Alesi Trident 1:56.805 1:56.923
14  Robert Shwartzman Koiranen GP 1:57.303 1:56.814
15  Max Defourny ART Grand Prix 1:56.819 1:57.518
16  Dorian Boccolacci DAMS 1:57.311 1:56.874
17  Ryan Tveter Trident 1:57.069 1:56.881
18  Patricio O'Ward Koiranen GP 1:57.260 1:56.911
19  Bruno Baptista Jenzer Motorsport 1:58.042 1:57.062
20  Tatiana Calderon DAMS 1:57.091 1:57.255
21  Julian Falchero Campos Racing 1:57.323 1:57.164
22  Tarun Reddy DAMS 1:58.697 1:57.470
23  Petru Florescu Campos Racing 1:58.757 1:59.316
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Series GP3
Event Abu Dhabi November testing
Track Yas Marina Circuit
Drivers Alessio Lorandi
Teams Jenzer Motorsport
Article type Testing report