ART seals GP3 Series teams’ title with five races to spare

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ART Grand Prix secured its fourth GP3 Series teams’ title in seven years after moving into an unassailable lead following Saturday’s race at Monza in Italy.

ART has dominated GP3 in 2016, with all four of its drivers sitting inside the top 10 of the standings with five races remaining.

Ferrari Driver Academy member Charles Leclerc has led ART’s charge, sitting at the helm of the points rankings heading into the final title run-in.

However, the team effort meant that ART was able to wrap up the title on Saturday at Monza despite not finishing on the podium.

Arden swept to a one-two finish as Jake Dennis picked up his maiden GP3 victory ahead of Jack Aitken, while Jake Hughes finished third to make it an all-British podium.

The quartet of ART drivers crossed the line in formation from P4 to P7, with Leclerc leading Nirei Fukuzumi, Alexander Albon and Nyck de Vries home.

With the teams’ title sewn up, Leclerc and Albon will be turning their attention to their bids for the drivers’ crown, the duo poised to scrap with Antonio Fuoco for top honors until the final weekend in Abu Dhabi.