Anthoine Hubert was fastest again on the first day of the second GP3 pre-season test at Jerez.
The second-year ART driver, who set the quickest time of the first test at Paul Ricard three weeks ago, set the best time of 1m30.449s early in the afternoon session.
That effort was almost bettered with just 15 minutes remaining by compatriot Dorian Boccolacci, but the MP Motorsport driver fell 0.022 seconds shy.
Leonardo Pulcini came third for Campos Racing ahead of Trident’s Alessio Lorandi, who had set the pace in the morning session with a 1m30.797s.
Fifth-placed Simo Laaksonen was the last driver to get underneath that benchmark in the afternoon, in front of Giuliano Alesi and Pedro Piquet.
Nikita Mazepin was eighth, with the remaining ART drivers Jake Hughes 11th (behind Ryan Tveter and Niko Kari) and Callum Ilott 14th.
In the morning session, which began with a damp track, Lorandi was 0.31 seconds faster than second-placed Kari.
Piquet – yet to be confirmed to race the Trident entry he has occupied throughout winter testing – was third in front of Boccolacci, Juan Correa and Laaksonen.
The ART quartet Hughes, Ilott, Mazepin and Hubert filled four of the next five places, separated only by Pulcini in seventh.
Combined day one times
|1||Anthoine Hubert||ART Grand Prix||1:31.903||1:30.449|
|2||Dorian Boccolacci||MP Motorsport||1:31.167||1:30.471|
|3||Leonardo Pulcini||Campos Racing||1:31.561||1:30.543|
|5||Simo Laaksonen||Campos Racing||1:31.456||1:30.764|
|8||Nikita Mazepin||ART Grand Prix||1:31.853||1:30.893|
|10||Niko Kari||MP Motorsport||1:31.107||1:30.954|
|11||Jake Hughes||ART Grand Prix||1:31.459||1:31.073|
|12||Juan Manuel Correa||Jenzer Motorsport||1:31.431||1:31.112|
|13||Gabriel Aubry||Arden International||1:33.149||1:31.251|
|14||Callum Ilott||ART Grand Prix||1:31.603||1:31.348|
|15||Tatiana Calderon||Jenzer Motorsport||1:31.933||1:31.401|
|16||Diego Menchaca||Campos Racing||1:32.193||1:31.521|
|17||David Beckmann||Jenzer Motorsport||1:32.478||1:31.546|
|18||Joey Mawson||Arden International||1:32.725||1:31.607|
|19||Julien Falchero||Arden International||1:32.110||1:31.683|