Nico Müller at Jenzer Motorsport - Paul Ricard (F), first official test of the GP3 Series

Nico Müller at Jenzer Motorsport - Paul Ricard (F), first official test of the GP3 Series

06.03.2010: “Gentlemen, please start your engines!” Finally, the new GP3 Series had its first roll out at Paul Ricard on the amazing high tech test track of Le Castellet.

“Gentlemen, please start your engines!”

Finally, the new GP3 Series had its first roll out at Paul Ricard on the amazing high tech test track of Le Castellet.


Full of anticipation, my team and me travelled to France. Everyone was excited to see the GP3 car run for the first time.

On a humid track, the first installation laps were completed and we were happy to see that there were no major problems with the new car.

In the afternoon, the track was fully dry and so all 30 drivers started to push their cars to the limit for the first time. I was extremely surprised about the grip level of the GP3 car. In high speed corners, the car seems to be sticking on the track and also in the other corners, the grip is very good.

Beautiful weather welcomed us on the second test day and so the first different set-ups were tested. The lap times were dropping all day and despite being one of the youngest and most inexperienced drivers on track, most of the time I found myself in the top-10. The morning session I completed on P8 and also at the beginning of the afternoon I was always around P8-10. Just at the end of the day, some problems prevented me of improving my time on new tires, so that I was dropping back to P15.

Overall, the team and me we are very happy with these two first test days. We had no big problems with the car and I adapted very quickly to a much faster, bigger and more powerful car than the F. Renault 2.0 which I was used to.

To be around the top-10 in a field of mostly prier GP2, World Series, Formula 2, Formula Master and Formula 3 drivers, is a very good achievement for a young driver like me.

Jenzer Motorsport and me, we are sure to have a successful season ahead of us and we’re looking forward to the next test on the 31st of march/1st of april, also at Paul Ricard !


- Nico Sebastian Müller-  photo GP3 Series

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06.03.2010 / MaP

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