GP3: Stanaway 10th in qualifying as Lynn secures championship


Alex Lynn became the 2014 GP3 Series champion after his only title rival Dean Stoneman failed to take the Abu Dhabi pole position necessary to keep him in contention.

Stoneman was second fastest around the Yas Marina circuit, but like everyone else he had no answer to the pace of Marvin Kirchhofer, the German taking pole by 0.471 seconds in his ART Grand Prix car.

Kirchhofer led Stoneman after the field had made their first runs, and it was Dino Zamparelli who was the first to lower the poletime on the second runs.

That time was quickly beaten by Lynn and then Emil Bernstorff before Kirchhofer put in his final effort.

Stoneman then moved up to second place in his Koiranen GP car and set a purple time in sector one as he made one last-ditch bid for pole, only to lose time later in the lap.

Bernstorff and the triumphant Lynn made it an all-Carlin second row, while Zamparelli’s ART machine fell back to fifth, just ahead of Koiranen runner Jimmy Eriksson.

Alex Fontana (ART) and Patric Niederhauser (Arden) share an all-Swiss fourth row, with Status GP pairing Nick Yelloly and Richie Stanaway rounding out the top 10.

1Marvin KirchhoferART Grand Prix1m55.163s
2Dean StonemanKoiranen GP1m55.634s0.471s
3Emil BernstorffCarlin1m55.664s0.501s
4Alex LynnCarlin1m55.729s0.566s
5Dino ZamparelliART Grand Prix1m55.819s0.656s
6Jimmy ErikssonKoiranen GP1m55.863s0.700s
7Alex FontanaART Grand Prix1m55.900s0.737s
8Patric NiederhauserArden International1m55.995s0.832s
9Nick YellolyStatus Grand Prix1m56.038s0.875s
10Richie StanawayStatus Grand Prix1m56.113s0.950s
11Kevin CecconJenzer Motorsport1m56.145s0.982s
12Patrick KujalaTrident1m56.199s1.036s
13Jann MardenboroughArden International1m56.291s1.128s
14Santiago UrrutiaKoiranen GP1m56.443s1.280s
15Matheo TuscherJenzer Motorsport1m56.498s1.335s
16Robert VisoiuArden International1m56.501s1.338s
17Pal VarhaugJenzer Motorsport1m56.530s1.367s
18Luis Jorge Sa SilvaCarlin1m56.873s1.710s
19Riccardo AgostiniHilmer Motorsport1m56.941s1.778s
20Nelson MasonHilmer Motorsport1m56.959s1.796s
21Alfonso CelisStatus Grand Prix1m57.577s2.414s
22Ryan CullenTrident1m57.697s2.534s
23Kang LingTrident1m58.816s3.653s

GP3: Stanaway 10th in qualifying as Lynn secures championship

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