Formula 3

Pourchaire tops tricky F3 practice at Silverstone

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Credit: FIA Formula 3

Frenchman Théo Pourchaire ended the opening practice session of the British Grand Prix fastest with a late lap to topple FIA Formula 3 championship leader Oscar Piastri.

16-year-old Pourchaire is the only two-time race winner in F3 in 2020 and showed his pace with a 1:46:348, 0.115s quicker than Piastri in his PREMA.

Red Bull backed Hitech GP driver Liam Lawson was third fastest as he looks to bounce back from a double DNF at Hungary in round three. He was ahead of Jake Hughes who only got a handful of laps in at his home race but was quick once he got onto track.

It was a track with very little grip as many were sliding their way around the Silverstone circuit in unusually warm British weather.

Despite the 3.6 miles of track, drivers will still struggling with traffic as some backed off while others were pushing, David Beckmann was one of many to have a good lap baulked but was able to end the session fifth ahead of Logan Sargeant.

Alex Peroni was another to be blocked on a fast lap and he was lucky not to plough into the back Lukas Dunner who backed right off at the final corner. The Australian was seventh from Richard Verschoor, Calan Williams and Max Fewtrell to round out the top ten.

With Enaam Ahmed parting ways with Carlin at the eleventh hour, Ben Barnicoat steps in for the British team and he ended his first single-seater session in four years in twenty-third.

Pos.NameTeamLap Time
1Théo PourchaireART1:46:348
2Oscar PiastriPREMA1:46:463
3Liam LawsonHitech GP1:46:465
4Jake HughesHWA Racelab1:46:604
5David BeckmannTrident1:46:637
6Logan SargeantPREMA1:46:763
7Alex PeroniCampos1:46:778
8Richard VerschoorMP Motorsport1:46:888
9Calan WilliamsJenzer1:46:956
10Max FewtrellHitech GP1:47:011
11Igor FragaCharouz1:47:025
12Lirim ZendeliTrident1:47:026
13Jack DoohanHWA Racelab1:47:029
14David SchumacherCharouz1:47:117
15Enzo FittipaldiHWA Racelab1:47:123
16Sebastián FernándezART1:47:154
17Aleksandr SmolyarART1:47:170
18Dennis HaugerHitech GP1:47:241
19Roman StanekCharouz1:47:279
20Sophia FloerschCampos1:47:322
21Matteo NanniniJenzer1:47:344
22Clément NovalakCarlin Buzz Racing1:47:413
23Ben BarnicoatCarlin Buzz Racing1:47:569
24Frederik VestiPREMA1:47:613
25Olli CaldwellTrident1:47:783
26Lukas DunnerMP Motorsport1:47:786
27Ben ViscaalMP Motorsport1:47:885
28Federico MalvestitiJenzer1:47:891
29Alessio DeleddaCampos1:48:218
30Cameron DasCarlin Buzz Racing1:49:337
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