Kvyat sets GP3 practice pace

Kvyat sets GP3 practice pace

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Kvyat sets GP3 practice pace


Recent Toro Rosso Formula 1 signing Daniil Kvyat set the fastest time in free practice ahead of the GP3 Series title-decider in Abu Dhabi.

MW Arden driver Kvyat lapped the Yas Marina track in 1m57.130s, just 0.028 second clear of Alexander Sims of Carlin. Kvyat’s fellow Red Bull junior Carlos Sainz was third fastest, ahead of the second Carlin car of Nick Yelloly.

Points leader Facu Regalia of ART was only 12th fastest. He holds a seven-point lead going into qualifying.

Of the other title contenders, all of whom have an outside chance, Kevin Korjus was sixth, Conor Daly was ninth, Jack Harvey 10th and Tio Ellinas 18th.

Dean Stoneman was eighth fastest in his GP3 debut, with returnees Robert Cregan 20th and Alice Powell 21st.

Pos  Driver               Team      Time       Gap 1.  Daniil Kvyat         MW Arden  1m57.130s 2.  Alexander Sims       Carlin    1m57.158s  +0.028s 3.  Carlos Sainz Jr      MW Arden  1m57.299s  +0.169s 4.  Nick Yelloly         Carlin    1m57.449s  +0.319s 5.  Patric Niederhauser  Jenzer    1m57.574s  +0.444s 6.  Kevin Korjus         Koiranen  1m57.704s  +0.574s 7.  Giovanni Venturini   Trident   1m57.849s  +0.719s 8.  Dean Stoneman        Koiranen  1m58.249s  +1.119s 9.  Conor Daly           ART       1m58.250s  +1.120s10.  Jack Harvey          ART       1m58.324s  +1.194s11.  Robert Visoiu        MW Arden  1m58.396s  +1.266s12.  Facu Regalia         ART       1m58.461s  +1.331s13.  Alex Fontana         Jenzer    1m58.575s  +1.445s14.  Emaneule Zonzini     Trident   1m58.672s  +1.542s15.  Patrick Kujala       Koiranen  1m58.710s  +1.580s16.  Dino Zamparelli      Manor     1m58.735s  +1.605s17.  Luis Sa Silva        Carlin    1m58.793s  +1.663s18.  Tio Ellinas          Manor     1m59.257s  +2.127s19.  Robert Cregan        Trident   1m59.340s  +2.210s20.  Jimmy Eriksson       Status    1m59.769s  +2.639s21.  Alice Powell         Bamboo    2m00.261s  +3.131s22.  Josh Webster         Status    2m00.371s  +3.241s23.  Ryan Cullen          Manor     2m00.687s  +3.557s24.  Samin Gomez          Jenzer    2m01.075s  +3.945s25.  Carmen Jorda         Bamboo    2m02.001s  +4.871s26.  Adderly Fong         Status    2m04.084s  +6.954s