F3 was on a trip to Jerez today for an official testing session, only two days after their last on-track outing in Barcelona. Both morning and afternoon sessions were toped by Jack Doohan.
The first session of the day started gently, with the MP Motorsport crew completing a few stints around the Circuito de Jerez, right off the start. The first lap times were set around the 1:31.500 mark before slowly decreasing until the end of the session.
The event continued as drivers kept improving their lap times, in the image of Juan Manuel Correa, that is pursuing his inspirational comeback in motorsports. The American set a lap time of 1:30.754 after just a few minutes of testing and was even able to beat all the three Prema drivers.
At the end of the first outing of the day, the drivers and the teams became comfortable enough to break the 1 minute 30 barrier, as Trident claimed the top two spots of the morning with lap times of 1:29.625 for Doohan and 1:29.676 for his teammate Clement Novalak.
Frederik Vesti completed the podium with a time of 1:29.700, once again showing how close the F3 championship fight is set to be this year, as the top 3 were within a tenth of a second from each other. The driver with the least laps completed in the morning is Victor Martins, who is currently standing in P4 in the drivers’ championship, with just 11 laps.
|3||Frederik Vesti||ART Grand Prix||1:29.700||28|
|4||Jonny Edgar||Carlin Buzz Racing||1:29.911||31|
|5||Alexander Smolyar||ART Grand Prix||1:29.927||28|
|6||Ayumu Iwasa||Hitech Grand Prix||1:29.944||29|
|7||Calan Williams||Jenzer Motorsport||1:29.967||23|
|8||Caio Collet||MP Motorsport||1:30.044||26|
|9||Pierre Louis Chovet||Jenzer Motorsport||1:30.064||29|
|10||Jak Crawford||Hitech Grand Prix||1:30.097||30|
|11||Oliver Rasmussen||HWA RACELAB||1:30.181||30|
|12||Kaylen Frederick||Carlin Buzz Racing||1:30.228||32|
|13||Enzo Fittipaldi||Charouz Racing System||1:30.324||25|
|15||Ido Cohen||Carlin Buzz Racing||1:30.438||30|
|16||Matteo Nannini||HWA RACELAB||1:30.511||21|
|17||Juan Manuel Correa||ART Grand Prix||1:30.551||29|
|18||Arthur Leclerc||PREMA Racing||1:30.604||32|
|19||Olli Caldwell||PREMA Racing||1:30.664||33|
|20||Rafael Villagomez||HWA RACELAB||1:30.762||29|
|21||Roman Stanek||Hitech Grand Prix||1:31.090||30|
|22||Tijmen van der Helm||MP Motorsport||1:31.192||26|
|23||Filip Ugran||Jenzer Motorsport||1:31.203||28|
|24||Amaury Cordeel||Campos Racing||1:31.554||32|
|25||Reshad de Gerus||Charouz Racing System||1:31.704||22|
|26||Lorenzo Colombo||Campos Racing||1:31.788||29|
|27||László Tóth||Campos Racing||1:32.044||37|
|28||Victor Martins||MP Motorsport||1:32.153||11|
|29||Dennis Hauger||PREMA Racing||1:32.383||25|
The second session of the day was a bit calmer than the morning one, as the 1 min 30 barrier was not beaten by any driver in the afternoon. Prema’s Dennis Hauger, the current championship leader, finally showed his exceptional abilities, setting a decent lap time of 1:31.405 at the beginning of the session, after he finished last in the morning.
The Norwegian then beat his time to finish the afternoon outing in P4. As opposed to this morning, Martins was one of the most active drivers of the afternoon, equalling Jonny Edgar with 46 laps completed. Nonetheless, the Frenchman still finished the session in P20, after improving his previous best lap time by 7 tenths.
For the second time of the day, Doohan came out on top of the rankings, lapping the Circuito de Jerez in 1:30.605, which was enough to beat both Hitech drivers Ayumu Iwasa and Jak Crawford. However, this time again, the top three drivers were extremely close to each other as all three men set their lap times in an interval of 60 thousandths of a second.
Tomorrow, the Formula 3 grid will have another opportunity to test their limits, to prepare themselves for the next Grand Prix weekend they will take part in, on June 25-27 in France.
|2||Ayumu Iwasa||Hitech Grand Prix||1:30.616||25|
|3||Jak Crawford||Hitech Grand Prix||1:30.665||30|
|4||Dennis Hauger||PREMA Racing||1:30.720||29|
|6||Jonny Edgar||Carlin Buzz Racing||1:30.795||46|
|7||Arthur Leclerc||PREMA Racing||1:30.867||30|
|8||Caio Collet||MP Motorsport||1:30.882||38|
|9||Roman Stanek||Hitech Grand Prix||1:30.919||29|
|10||Amaury Cordeel||Campos Racing||1:30.956||27|
|11||Alexander Smoylar||ART Grand Prix||1:30.958||36|
|12||Juan Manuel Correa||ART Grand Prix||1:30.996||36|
|13||Calan Williams||Jenzer Motorsport||1:31.049||41|
|14||Olli Caldwell||PREMA Racing||1:31.094||30|
|15||Enzo Fittipaldi||Charouz Racing System||1:31.192||24|
|17||Kaylen Frederick||Carlin Buzz Racing||1:31.198||34|
|18||Frederik Vesti||ART Grand Prix||1:31.205||36|
|19||Lorenzo Colombo||Campos Racing||1:31.315||31|
|20||Victor Martins||MP Motorsport||1:31.463||46|
|21||Ido Cohen||Carlin Buzz Racing||1:31.560||47|
|22||Oliver Rasmussen||HWA RACELAB||1:31.620||57|
|23||Pierre Louis Chovet||Jenzer Motorsport||1:31.741||37|
|24||Rafael Villagomez||HWA RACELAB||1:31.823||56|
|25||Reshad de Gerus||Charouz Racing System||1:31.907||35|
|26||Tijmen van der Helm||MP Motorsport||1:32.184||28|
|27||Filip Ugran||Jenzer Motorsport||1:32.210||41|
|28||László Tóth||Campos Racing||1:32.550||42|
|29||Matteo Nannini||HWA RACELAB||1:33.421||55|