European Formula 3 race-winner Jehan Daruvala has gone quickest in the final GP3 post-season test in Abu Dhabi, the last-ever series session before FIA F3’s 2019 introduction.

Daruvala posted the best time in the morning, a 1m55.093s, before improving by three-thousandths of a second in the afternoon to remain top to deny Yuki Tsunoda the chance of leading at the chequered flag.

Jenzer 2019 F3 signing Tsunoda finished second in the timesheets in the later session to have the second-best time overall above Logan Sargeant, who was second in the earlier attempts.

Yifei Ye was fourth in the combined times, with Oscar Piastri fifth and Lorenzo Colombo sixth.

Sebastian Fernandez returned from a day sampling F2 machinery, finishing seventh overall with Campos, above Marcus Armstrong who also came back after taking part in day one.

Devlin DeFrancesco and Alex Peroni completed the top 10 from the fastest times with their morning efforts.

Red Bull-backed Juri Vips had his first try-out of the GP3/16 chassis, ending 11th overall.

David Beckmann drove for ART, a repeat of the first day, and finished in 16th.

Only six competitors did not improve their times in the later period.

This was the last session of 2018 for the ending series, with third-tier F1 support action returning early next year when the F3 2019 chassis’ runs in a shakedown.

Pos. Driver Team Morning Laps Afternoon Laps
1 Jehan Daruvala Campos 1m55.093s 35 1m55.090s 17
2 Yuki Tsunoda Jenzer 1m55.829s 29 1m55.136s 25
3 Logan Sargeant Trident 1m55.159s 28 1m55.675s 34
4 Yifei Ye MP 1m55.710s 29 1m55.174s 27
5 Oscar Piastri Jenzer 1m55.511s 25 1m55.249s 25
6 Lorenzo Colombo MP 1m55.691s 25 1m55.269s 24
7 Sebastian Fernandez Campos 1m55.307s 31 1m55.290s 23
8 Marcus Armstrong Trident 1m55.723s 32 1m55.313s 34
9 Devlin DeFrancesco Trident 1m55.346s 21 1m57.654s 23
10 Alex Peroni Campos 1m55.448s 23 1m55.570s 17
11 Bent Viscaal MP 1m56.233s 20 1m55.465s 30
12 Juri Vips Trident 1m56.365s 31 1m55.544s 34
13 Ben Hingeley Charouz 1m55.604s 25 1m55.629s 25
14 Christian Lundgaard ART 1m55.806s 35 1m55.809s 32
15 Max Fewtrell ART 1m56.261s 29 1m55.815s 30
16 David Beckmann ART 1m55.861s 32 1m55.896s 30
17 Lirim Zendeli Charouz 1m56.535s 34 1m55.897s 33
18 Enaam Ahmed ART 1m56.430s 31 1m55.914s 28
19 Fabio Scherer Charouz 1m56.510s 24 1m56.119s 33
20 Federico Malvestiti Jenzer 1m56.332s 31 1m56.294s 27