Williamson stays on top in Hungary
2 June 2011 – Lewis Williamson and MW Arden continued to top the timesheets as GP3 testing ended in Hungary on Thursday afternoon. Reducing his best Wednesday time by eighth tenths of a second, the Scot finished ahead of consistent Swiss Nico Müller and James Calado of England, with showers finally arriving in the final hour.
The day began with reasonably low ambient temperatures at the Hungaroring, with drivers electing for short installation runs before switching to new tyres. Calado was first to set a lap time for ART, only to be demoted soon after by compatriot Alexander Sims of Status. However Williamson was back to P1 by the end of the first half hour.
The afternoon period featured a mix of setup work and race simulations, with no championship event taking place until Round 5 in Valencia in just over three weeks’ time. The final hour was affected by rain, which had been threatening since the two-day test began; Williamson therefore remained quickest, with championship leader Nigel Melker 15th for RSC Mücke Motorsport.
GP3 testing continues at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit on 16-17 June