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Carlin drivers on top in Friday practice at Silverstone

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Photo: British F3 International Series

Carlin’s Jordan King and Jann Mardenborough were quickest on Friday during practice for round one of British F3 at Silverstone.

King outpaced everyone in the opening practice session in rather damp conditions, beating Antonio Giovinazzi to first by more than a second. Fortec’s Felipe Guimaraes and Will Buller, with another Carlin man, Jann Mardenborough, rounding out the top five. Ed Jones was the top-placed man in the National Class, taking ninth with Sun Zheng and Chris Vlok in 12th and 13th respectively.

In the second session, where the conditions were even more difficult, Mardenborough was the one to set the quickest time, ahead of King and Giovinazzi. John Bryant-Meisner was fourth despite running in the guest class with an F310, ahead of Buller and Sean Gelael. Jones, Zheng and Cameron Twynham were the top-placed National drivers.

Session results
Pos. Driver Team Cl. Practice 1 Practice 2
1 Jordan King Carlin INT 2:01.688 2:17.203
2 Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Racing INT 2:02.777 2:17.255
3 Felipe Guimaraes Fortec INT 2:03.836 2:20.583
4 William Buller Fortec INT 2:03.879 2:18.180
5 Jann Mardenborough Carlin INT 2:03.976 2:16.710
6 Felix Serralles Fortec INT 2:04.273 2:19.635
7 Sean Gelael Double R Racing INT 2:04.829 2:18.987
8 Nicholas Latifi Carlin INT 2:06.375 2:18.993
9 Ed Jones Team West-Tec NAT 2:06.435 2:19.088
10 Tatiana Calderon Double R Racing INT 2:07.342 2:19.842
11 John Bryant-Meisner Performance Racing INV 2:08.410 2:17.982
12 Sun Zheng CF Racing NAT 2:08.953 2:22.512
13 Chris Vlok Team West-Tec NAT 2:10.276 2:24.505
14 Huan Zhu Team West-Tec NAT 2:12.435 2:28.001
15 Cameron Twynham Team West-Tec NAT 2:13.605 2:23.883
16 Liam Venter Team West-Tec NAT 2:15.754 2:25.817
17 Roberto La Rocca Team West-Tec NAT 2:16.409 No Time
18 Sean Walkinshaw Team West-Tec NAT 2:21.032 2:28.593
19 Alice Powell MBR NAT No Time 2:26.549

Bold denotes personal best time
Italics denote session best time