Scott Malvern GP3Scott Malvern had his first taste of GP3 action this week at the Circuit De Catalunya in Barcelona at the first official end of season test with the Status GP team. He acquitted himself well against far more experienced opposition, being the only one of the 26 drivers taking part who hadn’t previously competed in a winged formula.

Scott commented “Obviously there was a lot to learn over the two days but overall I am very pleased with what we achieved. We set ourselves some clear targets and a programme that we wanted to work through to give me a better understanding of how a winged car works and in that respect we met all of our objectives. I’m a little disappointed that we didn’t set a quick time on the final new tyre run but that was down to lack of clear track time more than my inability to do it and we were compromised by some minor problems that we had with the car late in the day. It was a good experience and can only help with my future development”

The GP3 championship is contested at European Formula One Grand Prix events and is regarded as the first stepping stone to Formula One before GP2. Scott and his partners are evaluating programmes for progressing his career in 2012 and GP3 is seriously being considered along with the FIA International Formula 2 championship.

Photo by GP3 Media / Status Grand Prix