Formula 3

Martins quickest again as Barcelona test ends

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Credit: FIA Formula 3

For the second day in succession, Victor Martins was the fastest man on track as the FIA Formula 3 teams completed their two-day pre-season test in Barcelona.

The 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup champion shaved another tenth off his time sheet topping lap of yesterday’s afternoon to ensure he leaves the Catalan circuit as the man to beat.

The MP Motorsport and Alpine Academy driver set a 1:31:636 in today’s (Thursday’s) morning session to again end the day fastest, but the rest of the pack certainly closed in with Aleksandr Smolyar just over a tenth shy of the Frenchman’s pace.

Smolyar has been impressing for ART and often outperformed his highly-ranked Mercedes Junior teammate Frederik Vesti in testing and did so again with the Dane only eighth.

Jack Doohan continued his fine form having moved to Trident from HWA Racelab ending the day third ahead of Logan Sargeant, who continued to step in for Charouz with two seats still to fill at the Czech team.

Doohan’s teammate Clément Novalak was fifth quickest as he mirrored Doohan’s running for much of the day. Matteo Nannini led the way for HWA in sixth with Ayumu Iwasa sneaking into the top ten in seventh for Hitech GP.

Behind Vesti in eighth came PREMA’s lead driver Dennis Hauger who is tipped for a title challenge this year while Juan Manuel Correa continued his return to racing in tenth for ART.

As temperatures rose in the afternoon, much of the field settled into long runs and that saw the times drop significantly as Calan Williams headed Iwasa, Pierre-Louis Chovet and Roman Stanek in a Jenzer Motorsport and Hitech GP-filled top four. Caio Collet rounded out the top five as Nannini achieved a pair of sixth places for the day. The Italian will remain in Barcelona to take on the three-day FIA Formula 2 test which starts tomorrow.

Pos.NameTeamLap Time
1Victor MartinsMP Motorsport1:31:636
2Aleksandr SmolyarART1:31:768
3Jack DoohanTrident1:31:803
4Logan SargeantCharouz1:31:806
5Clément NovalakTrident1:31:876
6Matteo NanniniHWA Racelab1:31:889
7Ayumu IwasaHitech GP1:31:919
8Frederik VestiART1:31:933
9Dennis HaugerPREMA1:31:999
10Juan Manuel CorreaART1:32:011
11Jak CrawfordHitech GP1:32:029
12Caio ColletMP Motorsport1:32:088
13Oliver RasmussenHWA Racelab1:32:160
14Calan WilliamsJenzer1:32:197
15Pierre-Louis ChovetJenzer1:32:232
16Jonny EdgarCarlin1:32:309
17Olli CaldwellPREMA1:32:331
18Kaylen FrederickCarlin1:32:354
19David SchumacherTrident1:32:396
20Michael BelovCharouz1:32:411
21Roman StanekHitech GP1:32:442
22Arthur LeclercPREMA1:32:545
23Rafael VillagomezHWA Racelab1:32:650
24Tijmen van der HelmMP Motorsport1:32:659
25Amaury CordeelCampos1:32:804
26Ido CohenCarlin1:33:046
27Reshad De GerusCharouz1:33:085
28Filip UgranJenzer1:33:325
29Lorenzo ColomboCampos1:33:489
30László TóthCampos1:33:621
Pos.NameTeamLap Time
1Calan WilliamsJenzer1:32:518
2Ayumu IwasaHitech GP1:32:988
3Pierre-Louis ChovetJenzer1:33:001
4Roman StanekHitech GP1:33:035
5Caio ColletMP Motorsport1:33:069
6Matteo NanniniHWA Racelab1:33:400
7Rafael VillagomezHWA Racelab1:33:462
8Kaylen FrederickCarlin1:33:469
9Jonny EdgarCarlin1:33:855
10Lorenzo ColomboCampos1:33:895
11Amaury CordeelCampos1:33:920
12Filip UgranJenzer1:33:999
13Jak CrawfordHitech GP1:34:028
14Oliver RasmussenHWA Racelab1:34:254
15Ido CohenCarlin1:34:486
16Tijmen van der HelmMP Motorsport1:34:762
17Frederik VestiART1:35:628
18Clément NovalakTrident1:35:636
19Olli CaldwellPREMA1:35:671
20Victor MartinsMP Motorsport1:35:677
21Dennis HaugerPREMA1:35:725
22Jack DoohanTrident1:35:839
23Arthur LeclercPREMA1:35:843
24Michael BelovCharouz1:35:871
25Aleksandr SmolyarART1:35:941
26Logan SargeantCharouz1:35:996
27David SchumacherTrident1:36:005
28Reshad De GerusCharouz1:36:579
29László TóthCampos1:36:677
30Juan Manuel CorreaART1:36:770
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