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
|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|
|8||Matias Zagazeta||Jenzer Motorsport||1m29.804s||+1.251s||36|
|10||Max Esterson||Jenzer Motorsport||1m29.944s||+1.391s||42|
|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|
|19||Nikola Tsolov||ART Grand Prix||1m32.317s||+3.764s||44|
|20||Christian Mansell||ART Grand Prix||1m32.368s||+3.815s||45|
|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|