Press Release 10 / 2018

2nd December 2018



The GP3 teams stayed on in Abu Dhabi after the final races of the season to take part in the three official winter test days.

Tsunoda (JPN), Oscar Piastri (AUS), Federico Malvestiti (I) and Ben Hingeley (GB). Yuki Tsunoda impressed with consistent performances throughout the three days and set the second best lap time on the third day of testing.

November 29th: Jannes, Yuki and Ben drove on the first day and ended the day in the following positions (morning session/afternoon session): Jannes 9th and 8th, Yuki 4th and 6th, and; Ben 12th and 15th.

November 30th: Yuki, Oscar and Federico drove on the second day and gained the following positions (morning session/afternoon session): Yuki 8th and 6th, Oscar 13th and 4th, and Federico 20th and 19th.

December 1st: On the third day, newcomer Yuki managed to improve once again, finishing second in the final session just 0.046 hundredths of a second off the fastest time. All results: Yuki 12th and 2nd, Oscar 6th and 4th, and Federico 16th and 19th.

As we look back on an eventful 2018 season, we also mark the end of the GP3 Series after 9 years. Next year we will continue with the preseason test days in March with the new FIA F3 Championship, which takes the place of the GP3 Series. We look forward to seeing you again then!

Yuki-Tsonuda (JPN)

Ben Hingeley (GB)

Federico Malvestiti (I)

Oscar Piastri (AUS)

© Photo Pellegrini

For more information: