Roundup of FIA Components’s Three two-day check as groups received pre-season underway with record-breaking lap occasions.
Following postponements of their first two pre-season assessments because of journey restrictions, all ten groups had been raring to go, though it was ultimately MP Motorsport’s Caio Collet who set the tempo upon completion of this primary pre-season check.
Though practically each driver was straight out on observe as soon as the sunshine went inexperienced, a majority of drivers opted to pit after their set up laps, with Charouz’s Reshad De Gerus the primary to set a aggressive lap time at 1m 20.893.
Carlin’s Jonny Edgar nonetheless was the primary driver to set a time under the 80 seconds barrier throughout qualifying simulations, though he ultimately needed to accept tenth on the finish of the morning session as Clement Novalak completed quickest for Trident with a 1m 19.162 forward of MP Motorsport’s Caio Collet.
Solely 5 drivers ultimately bettered Novalak’s time after a lunch break as ART’s Alexandr Smolyar set a brand new lap report of 1m 18.894 to high the primary day of pre-season.
Edgar recovered to second forward of Frederik Vesti, Jak Crawford and Dennis Hauger as Novalak concluded the opening day of testing sixth quickest.
Two pink flags nonetheless marred proceedings as Olivier Rasmussen went off at Flip 8 halfway by means of the morning session, earlier than Laszio Toth got here to a halt throughout the afternoon session with a mechanical situation.
HWA Racelab’s Matteo Nannini was tenth quickest on his return to F3 with 92 laps – greater than every other driver, after scoring some extent throughout his first spherical of F2 in Bahrain final weekend, as he commences a twin 2021 marketing campaign throughout F2 and F3.
|1||Alexandr Smolyar||ART GP||1m 18.894||pm|
|2||Jonny Edgar||Carlin||+ 0.142||pm|
|3||Frederik Vesti||ART GP||+ 0.162||pm|
|4||Jak Crawford||Hitech GP||+ 0.191||pm|
|5||Dennis Hauger||Prema||+ 0.216||pm|
|6||Clement Novalak||Trident||+ 0.268||am|
|7||Roman Stanek||Hitech GP||+ 0.303||pm|
|8||Logan Sargeant||Charouz||+ 0.304||pm|
|9||Jack Doohan||Trident||+ 0.344||pm|
|10||Matteo Nannini||HWA Racelab||+ 0.394||pm|
|11||Caio Collet||MP Motorsport||+ 0.428||pm|
|12||Victor Martins||MP Motorsport||+ 0.470||am|
|13||Michael Belov||Charouz||+ 0.512||pm|
|14||Calan Williams||Jenzer||+ 0.528||pm|
|15||Juan Manuel Correa||ART GP||+ 0.562||pm|
|16||David Schumacher||Trident||+ 0.573||pm|
|17||Olli Caldwell||Prema||+ 0.597||pm|
|18||Arthur Leclerc||Prema||+ 0.615||pm|
|19||Oliver Rasmussen||HWA Racelab||+ 0.621||pm|
|20||Kaylen Frederick||Carlin||+ 0.671||pm|
|21||Rafael Villagomez||HWA Racelab||+ 0.748||pm|
|22||Pierre-Louis Chovet||Jenzer||+ 0.817||pm|
|23||Amaury Cordeel||Campos||+ 0.846||pm|
|24||Lorenzo Colombo||Campos||+ 0.867||pm|
|25||Reshad De Gerus||Charouz||+ 1.039||pm|
|26||Ayumu Iwasa||Hitech GP||+ 1.048||pm|
|27||Filip Ugran||Jenzer||+ 1.204||am|
|28||Ido Cohen||Carlin||+ 1.264||pm|
|29||Tijmen Van Der Helm||MP Motorsport||+ 1.514||pm|
|30||Laszio Toth||Campos||+ 1.841||am|
Snow greeted groups firstly of day two however as soon as the flaky climate disappeared, Jak Crawford set the early tempo for Hitech with a 1m 19.278.
Occasions quickly afterwards started to quickly tumble with Jenzer’s Calan Williams surpassing Smolyar’s lap report by 0.058s with a 1m 18.836 to high the morning session as seven drivers broke the 79s barrier.
Crawford quickly proceeded to start the afternoon session by posting a 1m 18.775 which was quickly bettered by solely Hauger and Collet, because the latter topped pre-season testing with a 1m 18.592 which was 0.119s faster than Hauger as Crawford settled for third forward of Edgar and Williams who spherical out the highest 5.
There nonetheless had been just a few stoppages all through the day as Tijmen Van der Helm and Jack Doohan spun off at Turns Six and Seven within the morning, earlier than Williams and De Gerus stopped at Flip 10 within the afternoon session plus Ayumu Iwasa’s Hitech grinded to a halt on the primary straight throughout the afternoon.
|1||Caio Collet||MP Motorsport||1m 18.592||pm|
|2||Dennis Hauger||Prema||+ 0.119||pm|
|3||Jak Crawford||Hitech GP||+ 0.183||pm|
|4||Jonny Edgar||Carlin||+ 0.199||pm|
|5||Calan Williams||Jenzer||+ 0.244||am|
|6||Matteo Nannini||HWA Racelab||+ 0.266||am|
|7||Frederik Vesti||ART GP||+ 0.288||pm|
|8||Clement Novalak||Carlin||+ 0.294||pm|
|9||Michael Belov||Charouz||+ 0.302||pm|
|10||Kaylen Frederick||Carlin||+ 0.309||am|
|11||Victor Martins||MP Motorsport||+ 0.320||am|
|12||Logan Sargeant||Charouz||+ 0.389||am|
|13||Olli Caldwell||Prema||+ 0.401||pm|
|14||Alexandr Smolyar||ART GP||+ 0.413||pm|
|15||Amaury Cordeel||Campos||+ 0.438||pm|
|16||Roman Stanek||Hitech GP||+ 0.462||pm|
|17||David Schumacher||Trident||+ 0.494||am|
|18||Juan Manuel Correa||ART GP||+ 0.597||am|
|19||Oliver Rasmussen||HWA Racelab||+ 0.685||am|
|20||Pierre-Louis Chovet||Jenzer||+ 0.704||pm|
|21||Jack Doohan||Trident||+ 0.731||am|
|22||Ayumu Iwasa||Hitech GP||+ 0.753||pm|
|23||Ido Cohen||Carlin||+ 0.813||am|
|24||Arthur Leclerc||PREMA||+ 0.823||pm|
|25||Rafael Villagomez||HWA Racelab||+ 1.007||am|
|26||Reshad De Gerus||Charouz||+ 1.033||am|
|27||Filip Ugran||Jenzer||+ 1.072||pm|
|28||Lorenzo Colombo||Campos||+ 1.164||pm|
|29||Laszio Toth||Campos||+ 1.230||am|
|30||Tijmen Van Der Helm||MP Motorsport||+ 1.550||am|