The GP3 arrived in Jerez for the second round of test days after those held at Paul Ricard. First day, the conditions in which the day started were not ideal, with the track a little bit humid. However, this circumstance did not prevent the drivers from going out from the first moment, but at the beginning they did only installation laps.
Alesio Lorandi was the first to try to go out on track with the slicks, but the conditions were very changeable and a drizzle caused all the drivers to interrupt their activity. Towards the last hour, everyone went out with slicks and the times began to drop drastically. Leonardo Pulcini was leading when his car stopped ausing a red flag on track.
When the session resumed with 20 minutes left, the times continued to fall and the changes of position were constant until the session ended with Lorandi in first position, followed by Niko Kari and Pedro Piquet.
Already in the afternoon session, the MP Motorsport duo, formed by Kari and Dorian Boccolacci was the most active in the first hour in which the times continued to improve, with Anthoine Hubert in the lead, until Lorandi caused the second red flag as he came out in curve 9.
After the test was restarted, the work of the teams began to focus on race simulations and long runs, so the times did not change. Boccolacci was second 15 minutes from the end, two tenths behind of the ART driver.
With 5 minutes remaining, Jake Hughes went out in Turn 5 and caused a red flag that ended the session prematurely. Hubert was the fastest driver with a 1: 30.449, with Boccolacci very close and Pulcini in third place. Another of Campos’ team, Simo Laaksonen, was fifth behind Lorandi, and his teammates Giuliano Alesi, Piquet and Ryan Tveter finished sixth, seventh and ninth respectively. Nikita Mazepin was eighth and Kari completed the Top 10.
The action will return to Jerez tomorrow with the same hours, from 9 to 12 in the morning and from 13 to 16 in the afternoon.