Formula 3

Beckmann fastest as Piastri hits problems

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Credit: FIA Formula 3

Practice king David Beckmann was once again fastest in FIA Formula 3’s only practice before qualifying as Oscar Piastri hit problems and ended the session timeless.

Championship leader Piastri had his lead in the standings cut to seventeen points at the British Grand Prix and his weekend got off to the worst possible start as he pulled his PREMA off the track with a mechanical issue having not set a lap time.

Beckmann – who inherited victory in race two last week – was already secured as the fastest man of the session before he put in a late time of 1:45:195 to end the session a quarter of a second clear of the chasing pack.

That pack was led by Jack Doohan who had a torrid weekend in the first instalment of the Silverstone double and called for his HWA team to improve their one lap pace, mission accomplished.

Théo Pourchaire was perhaps quieter than anticipated a week ago but returned to form with the third fastest time ahead of Piastri’s closest challenger and teammate Logan Sargeant.

Liam Lawson won last week’s first race and showed more pace with the fifth fastest time despite accidentally blocking Alex Peroni when he Australian was on a hot lap.

With Doohan second, Jake Hughes sixth and Enzo Fittipaldi tenth HWA seemed to have their best session of the season so far after underwhelming so far.

Lirim Zendeli continued to back up his improvement from last season with seventh ahead of Frederik Vesti and Bent Viscaal.

David Schumacher may have only been twenty-ninth, but he did provide the most dramatic moment of the session as his Charouz car popped a rather impressive wheelie after he ran onto the exit kerb at Becketts.

Pos.NameTeamLap Time
1David BeckmannTrident1:45:195
2Jack DoohanHWA Racelab1:45:468
3Théo PourchaireART1:45:500
4Logan SargeantPREMA1:45:532
5Liam LawsonHitech GP1:45:570
6Jake HughesHWA Racelab1:45:667
7Lirim ZendeliTrident1:45:876
8Frederik VestiPREMA1:45:907
9Bent ViscaalMP Motorsport1:45:964
10Enzo FittipaldiHWA Racelab1:45:985
11Alex PeroniCampos1:46:008
12Max FewtrellHitech GP1:46:063
13Federico MalvestitiJenzer1:46:066
14Aleksandr SmolyarART1:46:067
15Igor FragaCharouz1:46:099
16Clément NovalakCarlin Buzz Racing1:46:104
17Calan WilliamsJenzer1:46:107
18Ben BarnicoatCarlin Buzz Racing1:46:122
19Roman StanekCharouz1:46:131
20Richard VerschoorMP Motorsport1:46:172
21Matteo NanniniJenzer1:46:241
22Dennis HaugerHitech GP1:46:271
23Sebastián FernándezART1:46:287
24Sophia FloerschCampos1:46:424
25Cameron DasCarlin Buzz Racing1:46:563
26Olli CaldwellTrident1:46:980
27Lukas DunnerMP Motorsport1:47:033
28Alessio DeleddaCampos1:47:515
29David SchumacherCharouz1:48:114
30Oscar PiastriPREMANO TIME

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