GP3 Series Round 1 Analysis

Best performance: Patric Niederhauser
There were no real stand-out performances at Catalunya, but Patric Niederhauser performed well in both races.  Having qualified 7th for the feature race, he managed to work his way up to 4th, and also set the fastest lap. In the sprint race he collected another 6 points by finishing 5th. Honourable mentions should go to the race winners, Mitch Evans and Conor Daly, but they had disjointed weekends, with good performances in one race offset by poor performances in the other.

Worst performance: Carmen Jordá
Just as there weren't any performances that stand out as the best, there weren't really any that stand out as being the worst.  While it was largely expected of her, Carmen Jordá spent the entire weekend anchored at the back of the field and never looked like she could do better, finishing 20th in the feature race and 21st in the sprint race, last of the drivers that managed to complete the race distance.

Race rating: 4/10
It was a shame to have both races decided by stewards' decisions, rather than on the track.  The majority of the overtaking took place at the start, though there was some good racing after the safety car had been out in the sprint race.

Drivers' Championship

1. Mitch Evans 25
2. Conor Daly 23
3. Aaro Vainio 23
4. Matias Laine 20
5. Patric Niederhauser 20
6. Marlon Stöckinger 18
7. Robert Visoiu 16
8. António Félix da Costa 6
9. Tio Ellinas 6
10. Daniel Abt 4
11. Alex Brundle 2
12. David Fumanelli 2
13. Kevin Ceccon 2

Teams' Championship

1. Lotus GP 50
2. MW Arden 47
3. Jenzer Motorsport 36
4. Status Grand Prix 18
5. Carlin 8
6. Marussia Manor Racing 6
7. Ocean Racing Technology 2

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