The GP3 Series track action resumes today when the cars take to the track at the Hungaroring for the fourth round of the season. The tight and twisty circuit in the Hungarian capital of Budapest is the next challenge for the grid.
Ahead of the weekend, ART Grand Prix driver Alfonso Celis Jr. commented that: “It’s a track where you have to contend with high temperatures. I think the drivers who are not used to such hot conditions may struggle. The heat obviously has a big impact on the tyres so I would expect a lot of degradation at the Hungaroring. Tyre management will be key. It’s a track with hardly any straights. You spend most of your time negotiating the twisty turns which means it’s very tough physically on yourself and not just the tyres. It’s also mentally tough as you have no break with such few straights.
“My favourite part of the circuit is Turn 4, the uphill left. That is a fast corner, and I really like that challenge. I have some good memories of this track as it’s one of the first I raced on when I came over to Europe.”
Samin Gomez returns to racing this weekend in Budapest in the #25 Campos Racing Car; Christopher Höher having replaced the Venezuelan for the previous round at Silverstone.
Additionally, Trident will field two cars only this weekend with #26 Artur Janosz and #27 Luca Ghiotto – furthermore Ghiotto leads the Drivers’ Standings on 82 points ahead of Marvin Kirchhöfer (77), Esteban Ocon (64), Emil Bernstorff (63) and Jimmy Eriksson (38). Koiranen GP driver Matthew Parry was the biggest winner following Silverstone, after having gained five positions following the British Grand Prix, to now sit ninth in the Drivers’ Standings.
ART are leading the way in the Teams’ Standing on 142 points, in second is Trident on 101 with Arden International on 96.