GP3 championship leader Charles Leclerc posted the best time on both days of the in-season test at Spielberg ahead of round two at the Austrian circuit next month.
On the opening day, the Ferrari Driver Academy member was over half a second clear of closest rival?Nyck de Vries?with the time he set in the morning session.
Leclerc’s fellow Barcelona winner?Alex Albon made it an ART Grand Prix 1-2-3 on Tuesday morning, while Trident’s?Antonio Fuoco took fourth on the day by beating fellow Ferrari protege Leclerc to set the afternoon pace.
Leclerc went fastest again on Wednesday morning, a quarter of a second slower than his previous?benchmark but still quicker?than anyone else could manage over the two days.
Fuoco came closest to challenging him, falling just 12 thousandths of a second short in a particularly close morning session where the top 18 were covered by less than half a second.
British-born drivers?Matt Parry,?Alex Albon and?Jack Aitken completed the top five, with de Vries sixth.
The best time of the afternoon was over a second down and set by?Steijn Schothorst.
The field was reduced to 23 after?Mahaveer Raghunathan?– who finished last in the two Barcelona races – abandoned his campaign with Koiranen to focus his efforts on the Italian Auto GP series, where he took second and third out of seven starters in?the opening races.
Combined test results
|Pos||Driver||Tues AM||Tues PM||Weds AM||Weds PM|
|6||Nyck de Vries||1:19.726||1:20.020||1:19.586||1:21.083|
|11||Steijn Schothorst||1:21.085||No time||1:19.727||1:20.671|
|23||Artur Janosz||No time||1:20.352||1:20.291||1:20.992|