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Dean Stoneman (Koiranen GP)

STONEMAN QUICKEST ON DAY 1 OF POST SEASON TESTING—

The 2013 GP3 race season may be over but the action resumed in Abu Dhabi with three days of post-season testing. Dean Stoneman who stormed to a podium in Sunday’s Race 2 at the Yas Marina Circuit led the way in both the morning and afternoon sessions with a best laptime of 1:55.829
 
Carlin’s Jan Mardenborough was first onto the track in the morning session which saw a full line-up of 27 cars taking part in the test. The British driver lapped in the 1m57’s with Adderly Fong (Koiranen GP) topping the timesheets early on. There was a short delay covered by the red flags when David Fumanelli made light contact with the barrier at Turn 8 in the Jenzer Motorsport car.
 
As the clock ticked down and the session continued, the times tumbled and it was Stoneman who shot to P1 and headed into the 1m56’s bracket. Dino Zamparelli testing for the MW Arden outfit was a few tenths off the Koiranen GP driver, with Alex Fontana in the ART Grand Prix machine third.
 
GP3 Series welcomed RUSSIAN TIME to the tests – the team who’ve replaced Bamboo Engineering and they had experience at the helm in the form of Sam Bird who was on hand for some development tests. The Brit was consistent and in the top four with Kevin Korjus (Status Grand Prix) just behind.
 
At the chequered flag, it was Stoneman, Patric Niederhauser, Zamparelli, Bird and Korjus. Jan Mardenborough was the highest placed rookie in sixth place, ahead of Melville McKee, Alex Fontana, Roman de Beer and Emil Bernstorff.
 
Following GP2’s turn on track, GP3 resumed to track activity for the afternoon session. The red flags were waved for a stoppage on track with Kevin Joerg’s stricken car. ART Grand Prix’s Pierre Gasly shot to the top of the timings, first to break into the 1m55’s and remained on top for an hour until Marussia Manor Racing’s Oliver Rowland lapped a few hundredths quicker to steal P1. As the test drew to a close, fastest man from this morning Stoneman was back on it…and clocked the best time of the day to end the day on top.
 
With a few clouds appearing and light wind, the temperatures were slightly cooler as the session continued. At the chequered flag it finished as Stoneman, Gasly (fastest rookie), Rowland, Bird, Korjus, Fontana, Marvin Kirchhofer, Mardenborough, de Beer and Nick Cassidy.
 
Day 2 of testing for GP3 will run with the same schedule as today with the morning test at 09.00 – 11.30 and the afternoon 15.00 – 17.30 (local times).
Day 1 Test – Morning Session
Driver
Team
Laptime
Laps
1.
Dean Stoneman
Koiranen GP
1:56.278
18
2.
Patric Niederhauser
Jenzer Motorsport
1:56.584
19
3.
Dino Zamparelli
MW Arden
1:56.649
18
4.
Sam Bird
RUSSIAN TIME
1:56.711
16
5.
Kevin Korjus
Status Grand Prix
1:56.837
16
6.
Jan Mardenborough
Carlin
1:56.858
22
7.
Melville McKee
Marussia Manor Racing
1:56.921
25
8.
Alex Fontana
ART Grand Prix
1:56.927
20
9.
Roman de Beer
Trident
1:56.986
27
10.
Emil Bernstorff
Carlin
1:57.067
24
11.
Pierre Gasly
ART Grand Prix
1:57.198
19
12.
Marvin Kirchhofer
MW Arden
1:57.211
20
13.
Oliver Rowland
Marussia Manor Racing
1:57.430
12
14.
Edward Jones
MW Arden
1:57.511
16
15.
Jimmy Eriksson
RUSSIAN TIME
1:57.635
8
16.
Adderly Fong
Koiranen GP
1:57.665
20
17.
Emanuele Zonzini
ART Grand Prix
1:57.670
19
18.
David Fumanelli
Jenzer Motorsport
1:57.881
15
19.
Jordan King
Status Grand Prix
1:57.883
5
20.
Nick Cassidy
Status Grand Prix
1:58.023
19
21.
Nicholas Latifi
Carlin
1:58.349
21
22.
Santiago Urrutia
Koiranen GP
1:58.701
21
23.
Ryan Cullen
Marussia Manor Racing
1:58.771
26
24.
Kevin Joerg
Jenzer Motorsport
1:59.080
26
25.
Ivan Taranov
Trident
1:59.225
27
26.
Juan Branger
Trident
2.02.334
20
27.
Kuba Dalewski
RUSSIAN TIME
2:03.730
6
Day 1 Test – Afternoon Session
Driver
Team
Laptime
Laps
1.
Dean Stoneman
Koiranen GP
1:55.829
25
2.
Pierre Gasly
ART Grand Prix
1:55.940
29
3.
Oliver Rowland
Marussia Manor Racing
1:55.967
17
4.
Sam Bird
RUSSIAN TIME
1:56.028
27
5.
Kevin Korjus
Status Grand Prix
1:56.419
24
6.
Alex Fontana
ART Grand Prix
1:56.432
25
7.
Marvin Kirchhofer
MW Arden
1:56.468
26
8.
Jan Mardenborough
Carlin
1:56.469
33
9.
Roman de Beer
Trident
1:56.549
23
10.
Nick Cassidy
Status Grand Prix
1:56..603
16
11.
Patric Niederhauser
Jenzer Motorsport
1:56.614
24
12.
Dino Zamparelli
MW Arden
1:56.628
25
13.
Adderly Fong
Koiranen GP
1:56.653
25
14.
Emil Bernstorff
Carlin
1:56.678
33
15.
Edward Jones
MW Arden
1:56.845
23
16.
Jimmy Eriksson
RUSSIAN TIME
1:56.904
28
17.
Emanuele Zonzini
ART Grand Prix
1:57.019
29
18.
Melville McKee
Marussia Manor Racing
1:57.247
23
19.
David Fumanelli
Jenzer Motorsport
1:57.269
20
20.
Jordan King
Status Grand Prix
1:57.274
26
21.
Santiago Urrutia
Koiranen GP
1:57.295
22
22.
Nicholas Latifi
Carlin
1:57.381
30
23.
Ryan Cullen
Marussia Manor Racing
1:57.675
25
24.
Ivan Taranov
Trident
1:57.978
30
25.
Juan Branger
Trident
1:58.652
34
26.
Kevin Joerg
Jenzer Motorsport
1:58.798
14
27.
Kuba Dalewski
RUSSIAN TIME
1:59.116
30

GP3

Ellinas wins season finale in Abu Dhabi

ELLINAS WINS SEASON FINALE IN ABU DHABI—

He started the season with a win and he ends the year on the top step of the podium – that’s the story of Tio Ellinas’ 2013 with Marussia Manor Racing. After making a great start from P2, the Cypriot stormed into the lead and took the chequered flag ahead of Koiranen GP rookie Dean Stoneman who in his maiden GP3 weekend, achieved a remarkable podium. ART Grand Prix’s Conor Daly was third.
 
Patrick Kujala started from reverse pole but it was the experienced Ellinas who made the better getaway and stole P1. Stoneman moved into second with Daly in third, whilst Kujala dropped to fourth. Newly crowned GP3 Champion Daniil Kvyat made up one place to P7 as he attempted to carve his way through the field.
 
Jack Harvey wasted no time in passing Kujala whilst all eyes were on the battle between Carlin’s Nick Yelloly who had his hands full keeping the Russian champion behind him. On lap three, the MW Arden driver found his way through past the Brit and set his sights on his next prey. After three laps Ellinas managed a three second advantage back to Stoneman and Daly.
 
On lap 5, Kvyat overtook Kujala and his next target was the ART Grand Prix duo. Yelloly and Alexander Sims began to hunt down Finnish rookie Kujala as a train of six 6 cars joined in the fun. The Carlin pair got the better off the Koiranen GP driver and soon began setting purple sectors.
 
Meanwhile the top five began to really close up and with two laps to go it was all to play for with Ellinas’ lead reduced to under a second. Harvey could see a chance for the rostrum and tried everything to pass his teammate Daly on the final lap but it wasn’t enough. Ellinas crossed the line and punched the air with joy to take his third GP3 career win, just two tenths ahead of Stoneman with Daly securing the final spot on the rostrum. Harvey held off a chasing Kyat for P4, with Yelloly, Sims and Zamparelli completing the points scorers.
 
2013 GP3 Series Champion Kvyat finished the season with a tally of 168 points, with Argentine Facu Regalia second in the standings on 138 after a no score today. Third place trophy will go to American Daly on 126 with Ellinas and Harvey on 116 and 114 rounding out the top five.
 
ART Grand Prix who celebrated their triumph yesterday of four consecutive team champions’ trophies, finished the season with 378 points, with MW Arden and Koiranen GP on 278 and 207 apiece.
 
The season is now over and what a memorable year it has been! The reigning GP3 Champion will graduate to F1 with Scuderia Toro Rosso, again showing the competiveness of the Series, we look forward to another thrilling GP3 Series in 2014.  
 
Abu Dhabi– Race 2
Driver
Team
1.
Tio Ellinas
Marussia Manor Racing
2.
Dean Stoneman
Koiranen GP
3.
Conor Daly
ART Grand Prix
4.
Jack Harvey
ART Grand Prix
5.
Daniil Kvyat
MW Arden
6.
Nick Yelloly
Carlin
7.
Alexander Sims
Carlin
8.
Dino Zamparelli
Marussia Manor Racing
9.
Giovanni Venturini
Trident
10.
Alex Fontana
Jenzer Motorsport
11.
Robert Visoiu
MW Arden
12.
Kevin Korjus
Koiranen GP
13.
Robert Cregan
Trident
14.
Emanuele Zonzini
Trident
15.
Patric Niederhauser
Jenzer Motorsport
16.
Facu Regalia
ART Grand Prix
17.
Luis Sa Silva
Carlin
18.
Carlos Sainz
MW Arden
19.
Patrick Kujala
Koiranen GP
20.
Alice Powell
Bamboo Engineering
21
Adderly Fong
Status Grand Prix
22
Josh Webster
Status Grand Prix
23
Samin Gomez
Jenzer Motorsport
24.
Carmen Jorda
Bamboo Engineering
25.
Ryan Cullen
Marussia Manor Racing
26.
Jimmy Eriksson
Status Grand Prix
Fastest Lap : Nick Yelloly- Carlin: 1 :58.487 on lap 11