Valtteri Bottas - Photo Credit: Drew Gibson/GP3 Media Service
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Bottas Keeps ART On Top In GP3 Second Practice In Hungary

Valtteri Bottas and James Calado finished the second GP3 practice session at the Hungaroring at the head of the field, keeping their ART team on top after Calado had been quickest in the first session.

The red flags came out early into the session after Gabby Chaves stopped at Turn 10. Once his car was moved out the way the session got back underway with 22 minutes left on the clock.

A number of drivers took turn at the head of timesheets after the restart, but Bottas took control of the session at the midway point. His effort would go unmatched, with Calado getting closest and claiming second place just 0.064 seconds behind his teammate.

Tom Dillmann took third for Addax at the end of the session, nearly three tenths away from Bottas. He jumped Mitch Evans, who had to settle for fourth. Antonio Felix da Costa was fifth ahead of Rio Haryanto and Nico Muller. Michael Christensen was eighth, with Simon Trummer and Vittorio Ghirelli ninth and tenth respectively.

Brits Lewis Williamson and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs were 11th and 12th, with championship leader Alexander Sims down in 18th and over a second off the pace. Luciano Bacheta made it out on to track and completed nine laps after his shunt in the morning session.

Practice 2 times:

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Valtteri Bottas Lotus ART 1:37.947   10
2 James Calado Lotus ART 1:38.011 0.064 11
3 Tom Dillmann Addax Team 1:38.233 0.286 13
4 Mitch Evans MW Arden 1:38.287 0.340 11
5 Antonio Felix da Costa Status Grand Prix 1:38.463 0.516 13
6 Rio Haryanto Marussia Manor Racing 1:38.470 0.523 12
7 Nico Muller Jenzer Motorsport 1:38.491 0.544 11
8 Michael Christensen RSC Mucke Motorsport 1:38.626 0.679 11
9 Simon Trummer MW Arden 1:38.653 0.706 12
10 Vittorio Ghirelli Jenzer Motorsport 1:38.702 0.755 12
11 Lewis Williamson MW Arden 1:38.712 0.765 11
12 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Marussia Manor Racing 1:38.779 0.832 12
13 Ivan Lukashevich Status Grand Prix 1:38.869 0.922 14
14 Aaro Vainio Tech 1 Racing 1:38.875 0.928 12
15 Marlon Stockinger Atech CRS GP 1:38.902 0.955 12
16 Matias Laine Marussia Manor Racing 1:38.932 0.985 12
17 Conor Daly Carlin 1:38.934 0.987 13
18 Alexander Sims Status Grand Prix 1:39.074 1.127 13
19 Tamas Pal Kiss Tech 1 Racing 1:39.170 1.223 7
20 Nick Yelloly Atech CRS GP 1:39.219 1.272 11
21 Nigel Melker RSC Mucke Motorsport 1:39.231 1.284 10
22 Dean Smith Addax Team 1:39.262 1.315 12
23 Zoel Amberg Atech CRS GP 1:39.316 1.369 15
24 Maxim Zimin Jenzer Motorsport 1:39.329 1.382 10
25 Pedro Nunes Lotus ART 1:39.408 1.461 11
26 Leonardo Cordeiro Carlin 1:39.669 1.722 10
27 Luciano Bacheta RSC Mucke Motorsport 1:40.288 2.341 9
28 Thomas Hylkema Tech 1 Racing 1:40.399 2.452 12
29 Callum MacLeod Carlin 1:40.617 2.670 12
30 Gabby Chaves Addax Team No time