Formula 3

Collet leaves Austria as man to beat in F3

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Credit: FIA Formula 3

Having just turned eighteen yesterday, Caio Collet set the fastest ever FIA Formula 3 lap around the Red Bull Ring to end the two-day pre-season test on top.

The Brazilian, part of the Alpine F1 driver academy, set a 1:18:592 in his MP Motorsport car to end the day over a tenth clear of the field. His teammate Victor Martins had been quick in the morning but the Frenchman didn’t set a lap in the afternoon.

Second in an afternoon session which saw plenty of running was PREMA’s Dennis Hauger. The Norwegian was only 28th in the morning as snow limited the running for many but he was back at the sharp end come the day’s chequered flag.

It was another highly impressive day for Hitech GP’s 15-year-old rookie Jak Crawford who was third fastest in the afternoon and fifth in the morning. He was followed by his 2020 ADAC Formula 4 rival, and eventual champion, Jonny Edgar who has been the standout Carlin driver so far.

Those four were all faster than the morning’s benchmark time, set by Jenzer’s returning Australian Calan Williams who has high hopes of a good season in the turquoise of the Italian team.

Matteo Nannini was incredibly consistent all day with his morning time less than two hundredths quicker than his afternoon effort as the young Italian led the way for HWA Racelab.

Frederik Vesti, Clément Novalak, Michael Belov and Olli Caldwell all snuck under the 1m 19s barrier in the afternoon with Kaylen Frederick, Logan Sargeant and Martins all doing so in the afternoon. Only Aleksandr Smolyar could manage that on day one.

Smolyar was tenth fastest in the afternoon for ART just behind Caldwell’s PREMA with Amaury Cordeel just outside the top ten for Campos.

It was another tough day for Arthur Leclerc however as the Monegasque driver was slowest in the morning, but could only climb to 18th in the afternoon while his teammates were firmly in the top ten. Jack Doohan also didn’t trouble the top of the time sheets like many will have expected for his new Trident team.

Pos.NameTeamLap Time
1Calan WilliamsJenzer1:18:836
2Matteo NanniniHWA Racelab1:18:858
3Kaylen FrederickCarlin1:18:901
4Victor MartinsMP Motorsport1:18:912
5Jak CrawfordHitech GP1:18:915
6Michael BelovCharouz1:18:943
7Logan SargeantCharouz1:18:981
8Frederik VestiART1:19:015
9David SchumacherTrident1:19:086
10Caio ColletMP Motorsport1:19:099
11Juan Manuel CorreaART1:19:189
12Jonny EdgarCarlin1:19:244
13Oliver RasmussenHWA Racelab1:19:277
14Jack DoohanTrident1:19:323
15Clément NovalakTrident1:19:383
16Ido CohenCarlin1:19:405
17Ayumu IwasaHitech GP1:19:510
18Roman StanekHitech GP1:19:591
19Rafael VillagomezHWA Racelab1:19:599
20Aleksandr SmolyarART1:19:616
21Reshad De GerusCharouz1:19:625
22Amaury CordeelCampos1:19:639
23Filip UgranJenzer1:19:670
24Olli CaldwellPREMA1:19:717
25Pierre-Louis ChovetJenzer1:19:744
26László TóthCampos1:19:822
27Lorenzo ColomboCampos1:19:888
28Dennis HaugerPREMA1:20:047
29Tijmen van der HelmMP Motorsport1:20:142
30Arthur LeclercPREMA1:20:329
Pos.NameTeamLap Time
1Caio ColletMP Motorsport1:18:592
2Dennis HaugerPREMA1:18:711
3Jak CrawfordHitech GP1:18:775
4Jonny EdgarCarlin1:18:791
5Matteo NanniniHWA Racelab1:18:866
6Frederik VestiART1:18:880
7Clément NovalakTrident1:18:886
8Michael BelovCharouz1:18:894
9Olli CaldwellPREMA1:18:993
10Aleksandr SmolyarART1:19:005
11Amaury CordeelCampos1:19:030
12Roman StanekHitech GP1:19:054
13Logan SargeantCharouz1:19:204
14Pierre-Louis ChovetJenzer1:19:296
15Oliver RasmussenHWA Racelab1:19:311
16Ayumu IwasaHitech GP1:19:345
17Calan WilliamsJenzer1:19:410
18Arthur LeclercPREMA1:19:415
19Juan Manuel CorreaART1:19:457
20Jack DoohanTrident1:19:509
21David SchumacherTrident1:19:578
22Filip UgranJenzer1:19:664
23Rafael VillagomezHWA Racelab1:19:718
24Lorenzo ColomboCampos1:19:756
25Reshad De GerusCharouz1:19:801
26László TóthCampos1:19:935
27Kaylen FrederickCarlin1:20:253
28Tijmen van der HelmMP Motorsport1:20:302
29Ido CohenCarlin1:20:543
30Victor MartinsMP MotorsportNO TIME

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