Alexander Sims surprises in Free Practice

05/07/2013 20:02

GP3 arrives at German track in the first practice of the fourth meeting of the series, the fastest driver has been Sims, in his return to the championship and his first appearance this season, followed by Argentine Lichtenstein and British Zamparelli. Drivers have been driven as possible to the circuit being Status Grand Prix team, Marussia Manor Racing and Carlin which are more consistent in this practice, Koiranen GP for its part has been the team that has driven  less than its rivals.

With optimal conditions of temperature 21 º and 25 º on the track Alexander Sims has been first with a gap of 0.140s (Lichtenstein 2nd). Only eight drivers are in the same second. The times have gone down until the last moment of the session, most drivers has had his flying lap in the last minutes. Pirelli has brought this time medium compounds, the same compounds have been used in Valencia
 
Carlos Sainz has not driven in the final minutes of the session so he did not improve his 20th place in the timesheets. ART team with Regalia and Daly in very low positions but with their efforts center in qualifying.

 

RESULTS:

 

POS

Driver

Team

Laps

Time

GAP

1

18

A. Sims

Status Grand Prix

20

1:45.208

 

2

9

E. Lichtenstein

Carlin

19

1:45.348

0.140

3

16

D. Zamparelli

Marussia Manor Racing

19

1:45.531

0.323

4

3

J. Harvey

ART Grand Prix

16

1:45.707

0.499

5

20

L. Williamson

Bamboo Engineering

19

1:45.812

0.604

6

8

N. Yelloly

Carlin

17

1:45.829

0.621

7

14

T. Ellinas

Marussia Manor Racing

18

1:45.928

0.720

8

7

L. Sá Silva

Carlin

19

1:46.148

0.940

9

24

D. FUMANELLI

Trident

19

1:46.487

1.279

10

23

G. Venturini

Trident

20

1:46.590

1.382

11

12

A. Fontana

Jenzer Motorsport

13

1:46.596

1.388

12

28

K. Korjus

Koiranen GP

14

1:46.635

1.427

13

6

D. Kvyat

MW Arden

18

1:46.651

1.443

14

21

M. McKee

Bamboo Engineering

18

1:46.792

1.584

15

10

S. Gómez

Jenzer Motorsport

19

1:46.802

1.594

16

11

P. Niederhauser

Jenzer Motorsport

15

1:46.832

1.624

17

17

J. Eriksson

Status Grand Prix

19

1:46.855

1.647

18

5

R. Visoiu

MW Arden

18

1:47.097

1.889

19

25

E. Zonzini

Trident

19

1:47.101

1.893

20

4

C. Sainz

MW Arden

17

1:47.143

1.935

21

2

F. Regalia

ART Grand Prix

15

1:47.148

1.940

22

1

C. Daly

ART Grand Prix

17

1:47.267

2.059

23

27

A. Vainio

Koiranen GP

16

1:47.421

2.213

24

19

J. Webster

Status Grand Prix

18

1:47.866

2.658

25

26

P. Kujala

Koiranen GP

12

1:47.871

2.663

26

15

R. Cullen

Marussia Manor Racing

20

1:48.456

3.248

27

22

C. Jordá

Bamboo Engineering

19

1:50.188

4.980

 

Tomorrow, qualyfing will be at 09:25 to determine the starting grid.