European Formula 3

Rosenqvist and Cassidy keep Prema on top in Portimao

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Prema Powerteam continued to lead the way on the second and final day of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship test at the Portuguese track of Portimao on Wednesday, with championship contender Felix Rosenqvist and team new boy Nick Cassidy each topping a session.

Rosenqvist’s morning topping time of 1m41.759s was ultimately the quickest of the day, with Cassidy ending the morning in second ahead of George Russell of Carlin and Motopark duo Sergio Sette Camara and Markus Pommer.

Callum Ilott placed his Red Bull-backed Carlin entry into sixth, ahead of championship leader Antonio Giovinazzi of Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, while Alexander Sims was eighth as Hitech Grand Prix continued its work ahead of its one-off appearance in the championship this weekend at Portimao before a full-time debut in European Formula 3 next season.

Raoul Hyman in the sole Team West-Tec F3 entry was ninth quickest, while Brazilian Pietro Fittipaldi rounded out the top ten for Fortec Motorsports.

Rosenqvist look set to top the afternoon session as well, setting a best time of 1m42.802s, but his lap time was beaten late in the day by Cassidy, with the New Zealander setting a time of 1m42.671s.

Russell was again third quickest ahead of Pommer, while Mücke Motorsport’s Maximilian Günther was fifth ahead of Ilott, Giovinazzi and Sette Camara, while Jake Dennis of Prema Powerteam and Hyman completed the top ten.

The third genuine championship contender Charles Leclerc of Van Amersfoort Racing was fifteenth in the morning session and eleventh in the afternoon, while day one pace setter Lance Stroll had a much quieter Wednesday in his Prema Powerteam machine, ending sixteenth and nineteenth respectively.

Portimao Test Day 2 Morning Times

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Portimao Test Day 2 Afternoon Times

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