PREMA Racing’s Arthur Leclerc seals the fastest time of the final in-season testing session in a competitive field with an unrivalled 1:29.366.
The Monegasque marked his third lead of the weekend as he showed off a dominant two days in Jerez, setting the quickest time overall in both morning and afternoon stints.
Leclerc dropped an even quicker benchmark in the second-afternoon session of the weekend to beat ART Grand Prix’s Victor Martins, who made it to second after consistently running inside the top 5 in all three sessions out of four.
Sprint Race winner Isack Hadjar rounded out the top three for Hitech Grand Prix as Frederico Colapinto claimed fourth with an insanely close three-tenths of a second gap to Hadjar ahead of the Trident debutant Oliver Rasmussen in fifth.
The Trident debutant Oliver Rasmussen managed to complete the final session in fifth as the Dane performed well during the two days of testing, even though he was only getting started adjusting to his new machinery after switching from HWA Racelab.
Kaylen Frederick finished sixth in the second ART Grand Prix car ahead of Trident’s rookie Zane Maloney, who improved on his personal best on the second day of testing as he finished 22th in the morning session.
PREMA Racing’s Oliver Bearman sticks to eighth in both sessions on Day 2 ahead of ART’s Gregoire Saucy in ninth as Zak O’Sullivan took the final position from the top 10 in the last Trident car.
The FIA Formula 3 will return for another in-season testing on April 15 in Barcelona to let the drivers adapt better to the machinery.
Afternoon session results:
|1||Arthur Leclerc||1:29.366||PREMA Racing|
|2||Victor Martins||1:29.380||ART Grand Prix|
|3||Isack Hadjar||1:29.611||Hitech Grand Prix|
|4||Franco Colapinto||1:29.614||Van Amersfoort Racing|
|6||Kaylen Frederick||1:29.720||Hitech Grand Prix|
|8||Oliver Bearman||1:29.835||PREMA Racing|
|9||Gregoire Saucy||1:29.842||ART Grand Prix|
|12||Jak Crawford||1:30.145||PREMA Racing|
|13||David Vidales||1:30.157||Campos Racing|
|14||Caio Collet||1:30.327||MP Motorsport|
|15||Reece Ushijima||1:30.349||Van Amersfoort Racing|
|16||Josep Maria Marti||1:30.401||Campos Racing|
|17||Juan Mauel Correa||1:30.401||ART Grand Prix|
|18||Nazim Azman||1:30.456||Hitech Grand Prix|
|20||Francesco Pizzi||1:30.485||Charouz Racing System|
|21||Alexander Smolyar||1:30.565||MP Motorsport|
|22||Ido Cohen||1:30.582||Jenzer Motorsport|
|23||William Alatalo||1:30.659||Jenzer Motorsport|
|24||Rafael Villagomez||1:30.675||Van Amersfoort Racing|
|25||Hunter Yeany||1:30.693||Campos Racing|
|26||Kush Maini||1:31.061||MP Motorsport|
|27||Frederico Malvestiti||1:31.090||Jenzer Motorsport|
|28||Ayrton Simmons||1:31.220||Charouz Racing System|
|30||Laszlo Toth||1:31.878||Charouz Racing System|