Nick Yelloly, Josh Webster and Dino Zamparelli brought the number of British racers in the GP3 Series to four when they signed on this week.
Carlos Sainz Jr and Lewis Williamson made the best of the new GP3 Series machinery in the opening test at Estoril.
Kevin Ceccon grabbed the top spot following two days of GP3 post-season testing at Jerez last week.
The GP3 Series received a significant vote of confidence this week, when it announced that eight teams have signed on for a further three years of competition.
Antti Buri’s took all three British Formula Ford races at Rockingham over the weekend, bringing his win total for 2012 to five.