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Beganovic fastest in final FIA F3 test session at Barcelona

by Ida Wood

Photo: Formula Motorsport Ltd

Prema’s Dino Beganovic bounced back from being only 28th fastest in the morning to top the times in the afternoon on day two of FIA Formula 3’s post-season Barcelona test.

Mari Boya led a Campos one-two at first in the test’s final session, with a 1m28.810s being the benchmark after 12 minutes. By that point only seven drivers had set flying laps.

After 17 minutes that figure had grown to 12 drivers, and Beganovic had gone second fastest with a lap 0.214 seconds slower than Boya’s. Morning pacesetter Oliver Goethe then put in a 1m29.159s to move past Campos team-mate Sebastian Montoya and into third on the timesheet.

Half an hour in Beganovic lowered the pace to 1m28.553s, while Goethe also improved again in third. However still only 14 of the 30 drivers had set laps.

Approaching the halfway point of the three-hour session only four drivers were without a lap, but the top half of the order from an hour earlier was practically unchanged, and then almost everyone headed to the pits.

With 52 minutes to go PHM Racing’s Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak struck trouble in sector two and that brought out red flags, with drivers not returning to track until there was 39 minutes left on the clock.

Those who did head out did not improve, meaning the top five that had stood for close to two-and-a-half hours was unchanged by the chequered flag.

Beganovic led Boya by 0.257s, with Goethe 0.499s behind in third, Montoya fourth and Jenzer Motorsport’s Charlie Wurz.

Laurens van Hoepen and Luke Browning both failed to set any laps in the afternoon.

Afternoon session results
Pos Driver Team Time Gaps Laps
1 Dino Beganovic Prema 1m28.553s 65
2 Mari Boya Campos Racing 1m28.810s +0.257s 54
3 Oliver Goethe Campos Racing 1m29.052s +0.499s 33
4 Sebastian Montoya Campos Racing 1m29.222s +0.669s 53
5 Charlie Wurz Jenzer Motorsport 1m29.290s +0.737s 45
6 Leonardo Fornaroli Trident 1m29.477s +0.924s 34
7 Ugo Ugochukwu Carlin 1m29.605s +1.052s 34
8 Matias Zagazeta Jenzer Motorsport 1m29.804s +1.251s 36
9 Sami Meguetounif Trident 1m29.895s +1.342s 39
10 Max Esterson Jenzer Motorsport 1m29.944s +1.391s 42
11 Zane Maloney Carlin 1m29.945s +1.403s 32
12 Nikhil Bohra Carlin 1m30.107s +1.554s 35
13 Santiago Ramos Trident 1m30.149s +1.596s 33
14 Taylor Barnard PHM Racing 1m30.290s +1.737s 30
15 Tim Tramnitz MP Motorsport 1m30.541s +1.988s 45
16 Emmo Fittipaldi MP Motorsport 1m31.073s +2.520s 47
17 Martinius Stenshorne Hitech GP 1m31.807s +3.254s 37
18 Gabriele Mini Prema 1m32.257s +3.704s 47
19 Nikola Tsolov ART Grand Prix 1m32.317s +3.764s 44
20 Christian Mansell ART Grand Prix 1m32.368s +3.815s 45
21 Arvid Lindblad Prema 1m32.472s +3.919s 54
22 Noel Leon Van Amersfoort Racing 1m32.585s +4.032s 53
23 Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak PHM Racing 1m32.660s +4.107s 24
24 Hadrien David MP Motorsport 1m32.719s +4.166s 44
25 Joshua Dufek PHM Racing 1m32.720s +4.167s 25
26 Sophia Floersch Van Amersfoort Racing 1m32.726s +4.173s 53
27 Tommy Smith Van Amersfoort Racing 1m32.958s +4.405s 53
28 Cian Shields Hitech GP 1m33.351s +4.798s 36
29 Luke Browning Hitech GP no time