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Boya lowers the pace on second morning of F3 testing

by Alejandro Alonso Lopez

Photo: Formula Motorsport Ltd

Campos Racing’s Mari Boya set the fastest time on the second morning of FIA Formula 3’s in-season test at Barcelona.

The track was busy early on as all but PHM Racing’s drivers headed out for a performance run on used tyres. ART Grand Prix’s Nikola Tsolov was first to top with a 1m28.827s lap. He was soon bettered by Hitech GP’s Luke Browning, with Trident’s Leonardo Fornaroli concluding that first period at action in first place and 0.231 seconds off Monday’s fastest lap.

After a short break, all drivers returned to the track on a new set of tyres for a qualifying simulation. Laptimes improved by one-and-a-half seconds on average, and Campos’s Oliver Goethe lowered the pace to 1m27.377s. Fornaroli then went fastest in all three sectors and topped the times again by 0.698s.

Fresh rubber was also the go-to option for the next run, and drivers continued to improve although Fornaroli’s benchmark was out of reach. Browning got closest, 0.013s off. Fornaroli was the last driver to leave the pitlane and despite setting new personal bests in sectors one and two he failed to improve on his earlier laptime. Goethe also took to the track later than most for the third run and went third fastest, ahead of Trident’s Sami Meguetounif who had completed his run earlier on.

There was then a period of inactivity, but Boya – who was yet to complete a qualifying simulation – went out halfway through the session and set a 1m26.646s to go fastest by 0.033s.

The track got busier again in the last hour, when teams sent their drivers out on long runs as the temperature rose.

Boya did the least laps of anyone, just 21, while MP Motorsport’s Alex Dunne covered the most miles by clocking up 49 laps.

Morning session results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Mari Boya Campos Racing 1m26.646s   21
2 Leonardo Fornaroli Trident 1m26.679s +0.033s 36
3 Luke Browning Hitech GP 1m26.692s +0.046s 39
4 Oliver Goethe Campos Racing 1m26.908s +0.262s 23
5 Sami Meguetounif Trident 1m27.011s +0.365s 45
6 Noel Leon Van Amersfoort Racing 1m27.053s +0.407s 32
7 Martinius Stenshorne Hitech GP 1m27.061s +0.415s 39
8 Max Esterson Jenzer Motorsport 1m27.151s +0.505s 43
9 Gabriele Mini Prema 1m27.177s +0.531s 36
10 Sebastian Montoya Campos Racing 1m27.336s +0.690s 23
11 Joseph Loake Rodin Motorsport 1m27.354s +0.708s 40
12 Christian Mansell ART Grand Prix 1m27.412s +0.766s 41
13 Nikita Bedrin PHM Racing 1m27.476s +0.830s 24
14 Laurens van Hoepen ART Grand Prix 1m27.478s +0.832s 42
15 Dino Beganovic Prema 1m27.501s +0.855s 24
16 Tim Tramnitz MP Motorsport 1m27.508s +0.862s 48
17 Nikola Tsolov ART Grand Prix 1m27.560s +0.914s 40
18 Charlie Wurz Jenzer Motorsport 1m27.570s +0.924s 41
19 Tommy Smith Van Amersfoort Racing 1m27.612s +0.966s 34
20 Callum Voisin Rodin Motorsport 1m27.653s +1.007s 39
21 Alex Dunne MP Motorsport 1m27.669s +1.023s 49
22 Arvid Lindblad Prema 1m27.687s +1.041s 41
23 Matias Zagazeta Jenzer Motorsport 1m27.718s +1.072s 41
24 Santiago Ramos Trident 1m27.724s +1.078s 25
25 Cian Shields Hitech GP 1m27.728s +1.082s 40
26 Piotr Wisnicki Rodin Motorsport 1m27.846s +1.200s 35
27 Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak PHM Racing 1m27.875s +1.229s 24
28 Joshua Dufek PHM Racing 1m27.876s +1.230s 28
29 Sophia Floersch Van Amersfoort Racing 1m27.892s +1.246s 34
30 Kacper Sztuka MP Motorsport 1m27.987s +1.341s 47