Tatiana Calderón enjoyed her best GP3 race weekend to date: quickest in a shortened Free Practice session, she was eighth in qualifying but suffered from tyre degradation in Race 1 and had to settle for 15th place at the flag. On Sunday, she fought back and crossed the line in eighth place, but she eventually classified sixth after two ART cars were disqualified. Together with David Beckmann, she is the most improved driver on the weekend, gaining three places in the Drivers Standings.
This year again, the heavens opened for our scheduled free practice session on Friday morning so much so that it had to be cancelled. A bit of track time was found in order to organise a 10 minute session, and after a five minute break the cars returned to the track for qualifying.
On Saturday, on a drying track, Juan Manuel Correa was the only driver to return to the pits during Race 1 to switch from wet to dry weather tyres. He ended up with the fastest lap of the race, and was catching the field at a vast rate of knots.
Series leader Anthoine Hubert was disqualified from Race 2 results on Sunday for a tyre pressure infringement. He had crossed the line in P4. However, as title rival and teammate Callum Ilott was also disqualified for the same reasons, Hubert has lost no ground in the Drivers’ Standings – in fact, it’s even better: with P2 in Race 1, he’s extended his lead by 3 points!