For the second consecutive day, R-ace GP’s Isack Hadjar led the way in testing at the Circuit Paul Ricard, but unlike on Tuesday, the Frenchman had the position all to himself.
Hadjar and ART Grand Prix’s Grégoire Saucy had set identical times during Tuesday’s opening day of the final pre-season test in France before the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine season gets underway next month.
Wednesday’s running saw French Formula 4 graduate Hadjar top the times with a best lap of 1:57.591, with Saucy only 0.011 seconds back in second place. R-ace GP had a great day, with Hadrien David and Zane Maloney ending third and fourth fastest respectively, with three-tenths of a second between the top four drivers.
Arden duo William Alatalo and Alex Quinn were fifth and sixth and find themselves in a good place heading into the start of the season. Likewise, Oliver Gøthe of MP Motorsport and Andrea Rosso of FA Racing enjoyed positive days to end seventh and eighth ahead of ART Grand Prix’ Thomas Ten Brinke and MP Motorsport’s Franco Colapinto.
Gabriele Mini, the 2020 Italian Formula 4 champion, was just outside the top ten in eleventh ahead of Monolite Racing’s Pietro Delli Guanti, with KIC Motorsport’s Patrik Pasma thirteenth. Prema Powerteam again missed out on the top ten, with David Vidales their leading contender in fourteenth, with team-mates Paul Aron and Dino Beganovic seventeenth and twentieth respectively.
Fifteenth went the way of Dutchman Kas Haverkort of MP Motorsport ahead of Van Amersfoort Racing’s Francesco Pizzi, while KIC Motorsport’s Elias Seppänen and R-ace GP’s Beitske Visser, again stepping in for the injured Léna Bühler, ended eighteenth and nineteenth.
After missing out on day one due to illness, Jasin Ferati was back in the driving seat with Monolite Racing, although the young Swiss racer ended slowest of the thirty-two drivers on show. Mari Boya was again absent, with the Spaniard’s place at FA Racing remaining uncertain heading into the season.
The next time the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine drivers will be on show will be when racing gets underway next month at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari as the series supports the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
|1||Isack Hadjar||FRA||R-ace GP||1m57.591||70|
|2||Grégoire Saucy||CHE||ART Grand Prix||1m57.602||+0.011s||60|
|3||Hadrien David||FRA||R-ace GP||1m57.763||+0.172s||58|
|4||Zane Maloney||BAR||R-ace GP||1m57.893||+0.302s||77|
|7||Oliver Gøthe||DEN||MP Motorsport||1m58.071||+0.480s||51|
|8||Andrea Rosso||ITA||FA Racing||1m58.079||+0.488s||60|
|9||Thomas ten Brinke||NED||ART Grand Prix||1m58.086||+0.495s||59|
|10||Franco Colapinto||ARG||MP Motorsport||1m58.126||+0.535s||51|
|11||Gabriele Mini||ITA||ART Grand Prix||1m58.149||+0.558s||53|
|12||Pietro Delli Guanti||ITA||Monolite Racing||1m58.194||+0.603s||74|
|13||Patrik Pasma||FIN||KIC Motorsport||1m58.195||+0.604s||45|
|15||Kas Haverkort||NED||MP Motorsport||1m58.347||+0.756s||48|
|16||Francesco Pizzi||ITA||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m58.487||+0.896s||55|
|18||Elias Seppänen||FIN||KIC Motorsport||1m58.553||+0.962s||54|
|19||Beitske Visser||NED||R-ace GP||1m58.676||+1.085s||70|
|21||Lorenzo Fluxá||ESP||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m58.942||+1.351s||67|
|22||Eduardo Barrichello||BRZ||JD Motorsport||1m58.997||+1.406s||54|
|23||Axel Gnos||CHE||G4 Racing||1m59.145||+1.554s||54|
|24||Nico Göhler||GER||KIC Motorsport||1m59.178||+1.587s||56|
|26||Alexandre Bardinon||FRA||FA Racing||1m59.208||+1.617s||58|
|27||Tommy Smith||AUS||JD Motorsport||1m59.255||+1.664s||51|
|28||Gabriel Bortoleto||BRZ||DR Formula||1m59.274||+1.683s||31|
|29||Bélen Garcia||ESP||G4 Racing||1m59.550||+1.959s||54|
|30||Brad Benavides||USA||DR Formula||1m59.627||+2.036s||62|
|31||Emidio Pesce||ITA||DR Formula||1m59.753||+2.162s||52|
|32||Jasin Ferati||CHE||Monolite Racing||1m59.925||+2.334s||45|