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British F3 Testing: Faria fastest on Thursday afternoon

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Credit: Jakob Ebrey

Roberto Faria set the fastest time in both testing sessions on Thursday afternoon as the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship heads to Silverstone.

Dexter Patterson (Douglas Motorsport) followed the Fortec Motorsport driver in both sessions, with Zak O’Sullivan (Carlin) taking third and fourth in Sessions 3 and 4 respectively.

Arden Motorsport‘s pairing of Alex Connor and Frederick Lubin were next, ahead of Ayrton Simmons (Chris Dittmann Racing) and Tom Lebbon (Elite Motorsport).

Reece Ushijima and Bart Horsten took eighth and ninth for Hitech GP, with Bryce Aron (Carlin) tenth.

The Mexican pair of Sebastian Alvarez (Hitech) and José Garfias (Elite) led Christian Mansell (Carlin), Max Marzorati (CDR), Reema Juffali (Douglas), Javier Sagrera (Elite) and Mikkel Grundtvig (Fortec).

2021 Silverstone GP Third Test Session Results:

Pos.No.NameNat.TeamTime/Gap
17Roberto FariaBRAFortec Motorsport1:55.683
255Dexter PattersonGBRDouglas Motorsport+0.246
351Zak O’SullivanGBRCarlin+0.294
427Alex ConnorGBRArden Motorsport+0.463
578Frederick LubinGBRArden Motorsport+0.506
618Ayrton SimmonsGBRChris Dittmann Racing+0.516
734Tom LebbonGBRElite Motorsport+0.725
813Reece UshijimaJPNHitech GP+0.764
950Bart HorstenAUSHitech GP+0.859
1023Bryce AronUSACarlin+1.053
1112Sebastian AlvarezMEXHitech GP+1.227
1299Jose GarfiasMEXElite Motorsport+1.298
1321Christian MansellAUSCarlin+1.378
1481Max MarzoratiGBRChris Dittmann Racing+1.392
1510Reema JuffaliSAUDouglas Motorsport+1.565
163Javier SagreraESPElite Motorsport+1.940
1743Mikkel GrundtvigDENFortec Motorsport+2.237

Faria topped the times again in the final session of Thursday, setting the fastest time of the day with Patterson in tow three hundredths behind.

The pair had a three-tenth buffer back to Horsten and O’Sullivan, themselves separated by four thousandths, while Tom Lebbon led Alex Connor by two thousandths in fifth.

The top ten were separated by just six tenths, with Alvarez, Sagrera, Lubin and Ushijima leading Mansell, Garfias and Bryce Aron.

Four drivers lapped outside a second of Faria’s 1:55.440; Brands Hatch race-winner Ayrton Simmons, Reema Juffali, Max Marzorati and Mikkel Grundtvig.

Testing continues on Friday afternoon, before Qualifying and the first race of the weekend on Saturday.

You can follow all the action on The Checkered Flag.

2021 Silverstone GP Fourth Test Session Results:

Pos.No.NameNat.TeamTime/Gap
17Roberto FariaBRAFortec Motorsport1:55.440
255Dexter PattersonGBRDouglas Motorsport+0.037
350Bart HorstenAUSHitech GP+0.316
451Zak O’SullivanGBRCarlin+0.321
534Tom LebbonGBRElite Motorsport+0.371
627Alex ConnorGBRArden Motorsport+0.373
712Sebastian AlvarezMEXHitech GP+0.552
83Javier SagreraESPElite Motorsport+0.571
978Frederick LubinGBRArden Motorsport+0.593
1013Reece UshijimaJPNHitech GP+0.599
1121Christian MansellAUSCarlin+0.685
1299Jose GarfiasMEXElite Motorsport+0.888
1323Bryce AronUSACarlin+0.982
1418Ayrton SimmonsGBRChris Dittmann Racing+1.152
1510Reema JuffaliSAUDouglas Motorsport+1.371
1681Max MarzoratiGBRChris Dittmann Racing+1.681
1743Mikkel GrundtvigDENFortec Motorsport+2.323

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