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07/08/11
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Sims dominates rain soaked GP3 practice  Alexander Sims keeps the British flags flying after topping the second GP3 practice session in Silverstone

The Status Grand Prix driver’s best lap of 2:11.573 was nearly one second quicker than fellow Brit Lewis Williamson, in a rain socked practice at Silverstone Circuit, which saw the young drivers battle with difficult conditions throughout. 

A torrential downpour during the earlier GP2 qualifying session ensured all the drivers headed out onto the track equipped with Pirelli P Zero wet weather tires, and it was MW Arden’s Mitch Evans who was first out the pits. Despite the rain having eased off, the drivers were still having to deal with tricky conditions which saw numerous spinning cars, but MW Arden’s Williamson and Sims managed to find enough grip to plant themselves at the top of the timesheet early on, together with this morning’s quickest man Adrian Quaife-Hobbs and his Marussia Manor Racing teammate Rio Haryanto.  

Ten minutes in and Jenzer Motorsport’s Maxim Zimin found himself the quickest man on track, but unfortunately for the Russian he followed it with a spin at Abbey, ending his session early. Williamson then took mantle midway through the session, when conditions had cleared enough to push, but then along came Sims – the Status driver put together the perfect laps in what were still difficult conditions and went 0.930 seconds quicker than the MW Arden driver.

The final minutes of the session saw the rain begin to fall yet again, and Sims’ time remained out of reach. Williamson held on to his second place spot ahead of Daniel Morad, Valtteri Bottas, Rio Haryanto, Vittorio Ghirelli, Nico Muller, Quaife-Hobbs, Zoel Amberg and Nigel Melker.

Next up for GP3 Series is qualifying tomorrow morning at 08:45 local time.

Practice 2 times:

POS NO DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME LAPS GAP
1 4 A. SIMS GBR Status Grand Prix 2:11.573 13 0.000s
2 28 L. WILLIAMSON GBR MW Arden 2:12.503 12 0.930
3 15 D. MORAD CAN Carlin 2:12.519 13 0.946
4 2 V. BOTTAS FIN Lotus ART 2:12.581 12 1.008
5 11 R. HARYANTO INA Marussia Manor Racing 2:12.622 12 1.049
6 9 V. GHIRELLI ITA Jenzer Motorsport 2:12.785 13 1.212
7 7 N. MULLER SUI Jenzer Motorsport 2:12.952 13 1.379
8 10 A. QUAIFE-HOBBS GBR Marussia Manor Racing 2:13.209 12 1.636
9 22 Z. AMBERG SUI Atech CRS GP 2:13.282 11 1.709
10 31 N. MELKER NED RSC Mucke Motorsport 2:13.337 12 1.764
11 14 C. DALY USA Carlin 2:13.376 14 1.803
12 8 M. ZIMIN RUS Jenzer Motorsport 2:13.453 4 1.880
13 20 M. STOCKINGER PHI Atech CRS GP 2:13.480 13 1.907
14 26 M. EVANS NZL MW Arden 2:13.571 12 1.998
15 23 T. DILLMANN FRA Addax Team 2:13.619 9 2.046
16 1 P. NUNES BRA Lotus ART 2:13.627 12 2.054
17 5 FELIX DA COSTA POR Status Grand Prix 1:13.824 13 2.251
18 17 A. VAINIO FIN Tech 1 Racing 2:13.854 12 2.281
19 16 L. CORDEIRO BRA Carlin 2:14.336 9 2.763
20 19 T. PAL KISS HUN Tech 1 Racing 2:14.494 11 2.921
21 27 S. TRUMMER SUI MW Arden 2:14.639 12 3.066
22 6 I. LUKASHEVICH RUS Status Grand Prix 2:14.794 13 3.221
23 24 G. CHAVES COL Addax Team 2:14.803 11 3.230
24 3 J. CALADO GBR Lotus ART 2:15.267 9 3.694
25 21 N. YELLOLY GBR Atech CRS GP 2:15.434 11 3.861
26 12 M. LAINE FIN Marussia Manor Racing 2:15.729 12 4.156
27 29 L. BACHETA GBR RSC Mucke Motorsport 2:16.303 12 4.730
28 30 M. CHRISTENSEN DEN RSC Mucke Motorsport 2:16.483 11 4.910
29 25 D. SMITH GBR Addax Team 2:16.546 11 4.973
30 18 T. HYLKEMA NED Tech 1 Racing 2:17.594 12 6.021
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