Antonio Felix da Costa proved that he has the pace to bounce back from a disappointing first half of the GP3 season by recording the fastest time in second practice at the Nurburgring.

Rio Haryanto sat on top of the timesheets early on after the session got underway, but British drivers James Calado and Lewis Williamson soon both took turns at the top. Valtteri Bottas then went quickest, before championship leader Alexander Sims moved into P1.

He was then displaced by his Status Grand Prix teammate Felix da Costa, who took control of the session at the midway point and remained there until the finish. Tom Dillmann moved into second place, 0.037s behind the Portuguese ace and knocking Sims down to third. The times at the top remained unchanged in the closing stages.

ART teammates Bottas and Calado ended up fourth and fifth, separated by just two hundredths of a second. Haryanto slipped to sixth ahead of the MW Arden duo of Williamson and Mitch Evans. Aaro Vainio was ninth for Tech 1, with Ivan Lukashevich ensuring all three Status cars were in the top ten.

Practice 2 results:

Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Antonio Felix da Costa Status Grand Prix 1:50.104 13
2 Tom Dillmann Addax Team 1:50.141 0.037 13
3 Alexander Sims Status Grand Prix 1:50.173 0.069 14
4 Valtteri Bottas Lotus ART 1:50.361 0.257 12
5 James Calado Lotus ART 1:50.376 0.272 12
6 Rio Haryanto Marussia Manor Racing 1:50.431 0.327 15
7 Lewis Williamson MW Arden 1:50.444 0.340 13
8 Mitch Evans MW Arden 1:50.481 0.377 15
9 Aaro Vainio Tech 1 Racing 1:50.594 0.490 13
10 Ivan Lukashevich Status Grand Prix 1:50.605 0.501 14
11 Michael Christensen RSC Mücke Motorsport 1:50.712 0.608 13
12 Maxim Zimin Jenzer Motorsport 1:50.724 0.620 13
13 Vittorio Ghirelli Jenzer Motorsport 1:50.746 0.642 14
14 Marlon Stockinger Atech CRS Grand Prix 1:50.912 0.808 13
15 Nico Müller Jenzer Motorsport 1:50.940 0.836 13
16 Simon Trummer MW Arden 1:51.025 0.921 14
17 Tamás Pál Kiss Tech 1 Racing 1:51.032 0.928 14
18 Nigel Melker RSC Mücke Motorsport 1:51.076 0.972 14
19 Matias Laine Marussia Manor Racing 1:51.099 0.995 14
20 Nick Yelloly Atech CRS Grand Prix 1:51.099 0.995 14
21 Pedro Nunes Lotus ART 1:51.107 1.003 12
22 Conor Daly Carlin 1:51.342 1.238 14
23 Zoël Amberg Atech CRS Grand Prix 1:51.346 1.242 14
24 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs Marussia Manor Racing 1:51.378 1.274 13
25 Gabby Chaves Addax Team 1:51.471 1.367 13
26 Luciano Bacheta RSC Mücke Motorsport 1:51.606 1.502 14
27 Thomas Hylkema Tech 1 Racing 1:51.708 1.604 8
28 Leonardo Cordeiro Carlin 1:52.022 1.918 15
29 Callum Macleod Carlin 1:52.136 2.032 13