Sette Camara leads Motopark 1-2 in Masters of F3 practice

Teenager Sergio Sette Camara was quickest in practice ahead of this weekend’s Masters of Formula 3 event at the Dutch circuit of Zandvoort.

The Brazilian topped the opening of the two practice sessions with a 1m32.291s, and with no one able to beat that time in the second session, the Motopark driver ended the day on top.

Sette Camara led a Motopark 1-2 ahead of German team-mate Markus Pommer, who was victorious in one of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship races at the circuit earlier this year, while George Russell was third for Carlin.

Antonio Giovinazzi made the biggest jump in the second session, setting a time of 1m32.504s, but this was only good enough to put his Carlin machine into fourth, ahead of a third Carlin entry of Red Bull-backed Callum Ilott.

Nabil Jeffri was sixth fastest on Friday for Motopark, ahead of Van Amersfoort Racing duo Arjun Maini and Alessio Lorandi, while the top ten was completed by Motopark’s Sam MacLeod and Team West-Tec F3’s Raoul Hyman.

Hyman caused the only red flag period of the day when he tapped a wall at Scheivlak, bending his suspension in the process.

Felix Serralles returned to Formula 3 machinery for the first time since leaving European F3 at the end of 2014 to move to Indy Lights, ending the day sixteenth quickest for Jo Zeller Racing.

Formula Renault 2.0 Series race winner Dennis Olsen, making his Formula 3 debut at Zandvoort, ended fourteenth quickest for ThreeBond with T-Sport, while EuroFormula Open racer Yarin Stern, driving this weekend for Team West-Tec F3, was seventeenth.

Zandvoort Free Practice Results (Combined)

1Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1m32.291s1m32.769s
2Markus PommerGERMotopark1m32.335s1m33.361s
3George RussellGBRCarlin1m32.349s1m33.226s
4Antonio GiovinazziITAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m36.353s1m32.504s
5Callum IlottGBRCarlin1m32.520s1m32.942s
6Nabil JeffriMAYMotopark1m32.531s1m32.959s
7Arjun MainiINDVan Amersfoort Racing1m32.619s1m32.547s
8Alessio LorandiITAVan Amersfoort Racing1m32.552s1m33.277s
9Sam MacLeodGBRMotopark1m32.650s1m33.277s
10Raoul HymanRSATeam West-Tec F31m32.999s1m34.377s
11Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports1m33.066s1m33.672s
12Ryan TveterUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m33.788s1m33.433s
13Mahaveer RaghunathanINDMotopark1m33.811s1m34.455s
14Dennis OlsenNORThreebond with T-Sport1m34.574s1m33.874s
15Julio MorenoECUThreebond with T-Sport1m33.963s1m34.047s
16Felix SerrallesPUEJo Zeller Racing1m34.339s1m34.089s
17Yarin SternISRTeam West-Tec F31m35.273s1m34.565s
18Zhi Cong LiCHNFortec Motorsports1m34.699s1m34.868s