Williamson heads first day of Hungaroring test
1 June 2011 – Lewis Williamson led the way as a two-day GP3 test session commenced in Hungary on Wednesday. Behind the MW Arden driver, whose best lap time was 1:38.330, fellow Britons Alexander Sims and Adrian Quaife-Hobbs completed the top three.
RSC Mücke’s Michael Christensen set the best effort in the morning, with the Dane leading the way until New Zealander Mitch Evans moved ahead on a new set of tyres, with Swiss Nico Müller also in close attendance. Conditions remained dry, despite much of the paddock fearing for rain.
Championship leader Nigel Melker moved atop the timesheets after the lunch break, with Müller then back in front as his Jenzer managed a lap time six thousandths of a second quicker. More new tyres were fitted in the final hour, with Colombian Gabby Chaves grabbing P1 before Williamson left the pits.
Quaife-Hobbs also enjoyed a stint at the top, only for his compatriot to swiftly retake the session-leading position. Just outside the top three, Evans and James Calado were fourth and fifth as Tom Dillmann, António Félix da Costa, Christensen, Melker and Valtteri Bottas completed the leading ten.
Testing continues in Hungary on Thursday