Parry tops GP3 practice in Hungary


2016 GP3 Series Round 4 Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. Friday 22 July 2016. Matthew Parry (GBR, Koiranen GP) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP3 Series Media Service. ref: Digital Image _SLA6556_1

Koiranen GP‘s Matthew Parry came out on top of the GP3 Series Free Practice session ahead of the ART Grand Prix pairing of Nirei Fukuzumi and Charles Leclerc.

The early ace was set by Arden International‘s Jake Dennis who was able to hold a gap of fourth tenths of a second. The Briton was soon beaten by race winner, last time out, Antonio Fuoco who found the pace to go P1 before being displaced by DAMS‘ Jake Hughes who took over the top spot by half a second.

Artur Janosz demoted his Trident Motorsport team-mate to P3, before he was then knocked back by Arjun Maini lapping three tenths off Hughes’ benchmark.

The DAMS driver soon extended his lead out front with his team-mate Santino Ferrucci next to claim the P2 spot. Parry was a man on the move, however and clocked a 1m33.484 to take control of the timesheet. Fukuzumi reacted but could only managed second with Leclerc slotting in place behind him. Fuoco challenged his fellow Ferrari Driver Academy member for third place after leapfrogging the Monegasque driver but Leclerc demoted the Italian in the dying moments.

Parry crossed the line to top the session with: Fukuzumi, Leclerc, Fuoco, Matevos IsaakyanAlexander Albon, Hughes, Nyck de Vries, Dennis and Maini completing the top ten.

2016 GP3 Series Hungarian Practice Results

POSNO.DRIVERNATTEAMTIME
114Matthew ParryGBRKoiranen GP1m33.484
22Nirei FukuzumiJPNART Grand Prix1m33.511
31Charles LeclercMONART Grand Prix1m33.710
45Antonio FuocoITATrident1m33.714
516Matevos IsaakyanRUSKoiranen GP1m33.734
63Alexander AlbonTHAART Grand Prix1m33.738
727Jake HughesGBRDAMS 1m33.739
84Nyck de VriesNEDART Grand Prix1m33.799
99Jake DennisGBRArden International1m33.824
1020Arjun MainiINDJenzer Motorsport1m33.873
1128Kevin JörgSUIDAMS 1m33.932
1217Ralph BoschungSUIKoiranen GP1m33.997
1323Steijn SchothorstNEDCampos Racing1m34.043
148Sandy StuvikTHATrident1m34.122
1511Jack AitkenGBRArden International1m34.175
1622Alex PalouESPCampos Racing1m34.181
1724Konstantin TereschenkoRUSCampos Racing1m34.277
186Artur JanoszPOLTrident1m34.280
197Giuliano AlesiFRATrident1m34.423
2026Santino FerrucciUSADAMS 1m34.550
2110Tatiana CalderonCOLArden International1m34.671
2218Akash NandyMASJenzer Motorsport1m34.845
2319Richard Gonda SVKJenzer Motorsport1m35.145