Thomas Randle quickest in Snetterton testing


A damp track faced the drivers of the revived BRDC British Formula 3 Championship, but that did not faze any of the drivers – especially Thomas Randle who was quickest in both the morning and afternoon sessions at Snetterton on Friday.

Following initial forays by a number of the driver, lap times swiftly began to drop and it was Douglas Motorsport‘s Enaam Ahmed that was leading the way after 90 minutes. Lanan Racing‘s Toby Sowery soon knocked him off of the top spot.

The order changed once again with first Matheus Leist and then Lando Norris. As the track continued to rubber in, times began to get faster with last year’s Australian Formula 4 runner-up Thomas Randle posting a 1m43.092s to jump to the top of the pack.

As the clock ticked down, a number of drivers improved but Carlin‘s Norris could only get to within 0.392s of Randle’s time.

Behind Randle and Norris came: Leist, Ahmed, Sowery, Tarun Reddy, Ameya Vaidyanathan, Ricky Collard, Akhil Rabindra and Aleksanteri Huovinen.

As track action result followed the lunch break, it was Leist who went quickest with a 1m43.888s as he led Norris, Collard, Sowery and Sisa Ngebulana.

Randle soon returned to the top of the timing screens, with a 1m43.391. However, Norris fought back and lapped the Norfolk track a tenth quicker than the Australian to lead the way.

The battle raged on but it was ultimately Randle who came out on top with a time of 1m43.223s to move ahead of Norris and secure the fastest time of the day.

Behind Randle and Norris, the top ten was rounded off by Collard, Leist, Ben Hingeley, Al Faisal Al Zubair, Reddy, Ahmed, Sowery and Ngebulana.

Morning Session

POSDRIVERTEAMTIME
1Thomas Randle Douglas Motorsport1:43.092
2Lando Norris Carlin+0.329
3Matheus Leist Double R Racing +0.484
4Enaam Ahmed Douglas Motorsport+0.747
5Toby Sowery Lanan Racing +0.901
6Tarun Reddy Fortec Motorsports+1.289
7Ameya Vaidyanathan Carlin+1.380
8Ricky Collard Carlin+1.466
9Akhil RabindraLanan Racing +1.502
10Aleksanteri Huovinen Double R Racing +1.668
11Quinlan LallChris Dittmann Racing +1.744
12Omar Ismail HHC Motorsport+1.950
13Al Faisal Al Zubair Fortec Motorsports+1.995
14Jan Jonck Sean Walkinshaw Racing +2.028
15Eugene Denyssen Sean Walkinshaw Racing +2.203
16Sisa NgebulanaHHC Motorsport+2.297
17Ben HingeleyHHC Motorsport+2.406
18Enzo Bortoleto Double R Racing +2.597
19Paul Sieljes Chris Dittmann Racing +2.802
20Thomas Maxwell Sean Walkinshaw Racing +2.863
21Jeremy Wahome Chris Dittmann Racing +2.951

Afternoon Session

POSDRIVERTEAMTIME
1Thomas Randle Douglas Motorsport1:43.223
2Lando Norris Carlin +0.158
3Ricky CollardCarlin +0.621
4Matheus Leist Double R Racing +0.665
5Ben HingeleyHHC Motorsport+0.756
6Al Faisal Al ZubairFortec Motorsports+0.799
7Tarun ReddyFortec Motorsports+0.820
8Enaam AhmedDouglas Motorsport+0.949
9Toby SoweryLanan Racing +1.167
10Sisa NgebulanaHHC Motorsport+1.292
11Aleksanteri HuovinenDouble R Racing +1.446
12Omar Ismail HHC Motorsport+1.589
13Eugene DenyssenSean Walkinshaw Racing +1.606
14Ameya VaidyanathanCarlin +1.609
15Quilan LallChris Dittmann Racing +1.766
16Akhail RabindraLanan Racing +1.782
17Jan JonckSean Walkinshaw Racing +1.829
18Thomas MaxwellSean Walkinshaw Racing +2.063
19Jeremy WahomeChris Dittmann Racing +2.749
20Enzo Bortoleto Double R Racing +2.962
21Paul SieljesChris Dittmann Racing +3.004