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ART’s Stanek ends first day of Jerez FIA F3 test fastest after timing glitch

by Peter Allen

Photo: Formula Motorsport Limited

Roman Stanek ended the first day of the second FIA Formula 3 post-season test at Jerez with the best time following a timing glitch at the close of the afternoon session.

When the day’s running came to an end, it was Johnathan Hoggard on top of the timing screens for Hitech GP.

However, it was later revealed that both ART Grand Prix tester Stanek and Prema’s Arthur Leclerc had in fact gone quicker than Hoggard’s effort.

They were the first and so far only drivers to go below the 1m30s mark, Stanek managing a 1m29.928s to edge out Leclerc by 0.048s.

Aston Martin Autosport BRDC Award winner Hoggard, who has been without a regular single-seater drive this season, was previously quickest on the final afternoon of the first post-season test at Barcelona when he was driving for Jenzer Motorsport.

Joining Hitech for the first day of the Jerez test, Hoggard went quickest inside the last 20 minutes of the afternoon session with a lap of 1m30.014s.

He went 0.147 seconds faster than Jack Doohan, who bettered his own benchmark from the morning session by just 0.004s with 50 minutes to go.

Doohan’s Trident team-mates David Schumacher and Clement Novalak then made it a 1-2-3 for the Italian outfit, and it remained that way until HWA’s Enzo Fittipaldi moved up to third place just moments before Hoggard took over at the top.

Fittipaldi ended up sixth, with Dennis Hauger nipping ahead of him by just 0.005s in his Prema entry.

Igor Fraga’s running was interrupted when he triggered a red flag inside the first hour, but he recovered well to end up eighth for Hitech behind Novalak.

Frederik Vesti was ninth in his first day of testing with ART Grand Prix. Caio Collet, who will replace Stanek in ART’s line-up on Wednesday, completed the top 10 in the afternoon for  Prema.

Afternoon session results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Roman Stanek ART Grand Prix 1m29.928s 38
2 Arthur Leclerc Prema 1m29.976s +0.048s 36
3 Johnathan Hoggard Hitech GP 1m30.014s +0.086s 38
2 Jack Doohan Trident 1m30.161s +0.233s 35
4 Dennis Hauger Prema 1m30.199s +0.271s 34
5 Enzo Fittipaldi HWA Racelab 1m30.202s +0.274s 32
6 Clement Novalak Trident 1m30.222s +0.294s 32
7 Igor Fraga Hitech GP 1m30.297s +0.369s 36
8 Frederik Vesti ART Grand Prix 1m30.338s +0.410s 39
9 Caio Collet Prema 1m30.356s +0.428s 35
11 David Schumacher Trident 1m30.431s +0.503s 42
12 David Beckmann Charouz Racing System 1m30.462s +0.534s 27
13 Olli Caldwell ART Grand Prix 1m30.540s +0.612s 38
14 David Vidales Campos Racing 1m30.541s +0.613s 33
15 Oliver Rasmussen HWA Racelab 1m30.576s +0.648s 48
16 Pierre-Louis Chovet HWA Racelab 1m30.585s +0.657s 50
17 Jak Crawford Hitech GP 1m30.688s +0.760s 39
18 Jonny Edgar MP Motorsport 1m30.748s +0.820s 39
19 Cameron Das Carlin 1m30.754s +0.826s 22
20 Nazim Azman Carlin 1m30.927s +0.999s 31
21 Ido Cohen Carlin 1m31.151s +1.223s 36
22 Petr Ptacek Campos Racing 1m31.159s +1.231s 36
23 Francesco Pizzi MP Motorsport 1m31.255s +1.327s 39
24 Calan Williams Jenzer Motorsport 1m31.283s +1.355s 38
25 Matteo Nannini MP Motorsport 1m31.311s +1.383s 39
26 Reshad de Gerus Charouz Racing System 1m31.363s +1.435s 35
27 Alessandro Famularo Campos 1m31.390s +1.462s 33
28 Rafael Villagomez Jenzer Motorsport 1m31.454s +1.526s 41
29 Filip Ugran Jenzer Motorsport 1m31.870s +1.942s 37
30 Konsta Lappalainen Charouz Racing System 1m32.037s +2.109s 40