The GP3 Series resumes its pre-season testing with two days at the Circuito de Jerez in Spain. The test sees the newly arrived Hilmer Motorsport team make their series debut having missed the Estoril test last month.
The drivers yet to be confimed to rides that are testing in Jerez include Carmen Jorda at Koiranen GP, Nelson Mason at Hilmer Motorsport, Pal Varhaug, Christopher Hoher and Adderly Fong at Jenzer Motorsport, Denis Nagulin at Trident Racing, and Richie Stanaway and Alfonso Celis Jr at Status Grand Prix.
For Hoher and Nagulin, it will be their first tests this year, while Mason will test for Hilmer having tested originally for Trident in Estoril. The rest of the drivers all tested for the same team in March and thus are more than likely to be confirmed as race drivers prior to the season.
Red Bull backed Alex Lynn and Carlin topped the timing screens in Estoril and will be amongst the ones to look out for again here, as well as his team-mate Emil Bernstorff. The three ART Grand Prix drivers of Alex Fontana, Marvin Kirchhofer and Dino Zamparelli, plus the three of Arden International cars of Robert Visoiu, Patric Niederhauser and Jann Mardenborough should be up near the top. Dean Stoneman at Marussia Manor Racing and Nick Yelloly and Stanaway should also be amongst the fastest drivers on track.
The test runs tomorrow and Friday, while the season begins at the Circuit de Catalunya, also in Spain, in May.
Jerez Pre-Season Test Entry List
|1||Alex Fontana||SWI||ART Grand Prix|
|2||Marvin Kirchhofer||GER||ART Grand Prix|
|3||Dino Zamparelli||GBR||ART Grand Prix|
|4||Robert Visoiu||ROM||Arden International|
|5||Patric Niederhauser||SWI||Arden International|
|6||Jann Mardenborough||GBR||Arden International|
|7||Carmen Jorda||ESP||Koiranen GP|
|8||Jimmy Eriksson||SWE||Koiranen GP|
|9||Santiago Urrutia||URU||Koiranen GP|
|12||Luis Sa Silva||MAC||Carlin|
|14||Patrick Kujala||FIN||Marussia Manor Racing|
|15||Ryan Cullen||GBR||Marussia Manor Racing|
|16||Dean Stoneman||GBR||Marussia Manor Racing|
|17||Ivan Taranov||RUS||Hilmer Motorsport|
|18||Nelson Mason||CAN||Hilmer Motorsport|
|20||Pal Varhaug||NOR||Jenzer Motorsport|
|21||Christopher Hoher||AUT||Jenzer Motorsport|
|22||Adderly Fong||CHN||Jenzer Motorsport|
|23||Victor Carbone||BRA||Trident Racing|
|24||Roman De Beer||RSA||Trident Racing|
|25||Denis Nagulin||RUS||Trident Racing|
|26||Nick Yelloly||GBR||Status Grand Prix|
|27||Richie Stanaway||NZL||Status Grand Prix|
|28||Alfonso Celis Jr||MEX||Status Grand Prix|