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Charouz’s Roman Stanek heads FIA F3 practice at Barcelona

by Craig Woollard

Photo: Formula Motorsport Limited

Charouz Racing System’s Roman Stanek topped the sole FIA Formula 3 Championship free practice session at Barcelona.

Early on in the 45-minute session it was just Charouz and Campos Racing on track, with the other eight teams joining later on.

Stanek’s lap time came very late in the session on new rubber, with the youngest driver on the grid crossing the line moments before a red flag was called for Campos’s Alessio Deledda crashing out at Turn 4.

The session was concluded with three minutes remaining after the Italian locked up and ran into the barriers.

His Campos team-mate Alex Peroni was second fastest, after running near the top of the times throughout.

Points leader Logan Sargeant was third, with the Prema driver very narrowly behind Peroni. The pair spent much of the mid-point of the session trading fastest lap times.

Stanek’s Charouz team-mate Igor Fraga was fourth, having also run towards the front throughout despite a trip through the gravel. He was ahead of Prema’s Oscar Piastri and HWA Racelab’s Jake Hughes.

ART Grand Prix’s Theo Pourchaire was seventh and spent some of his session gesturing at other drivers. He was ahead of Trident’s David Beckmann, Hitech GP’s Liam Lawson and Prema’s Frederik Vesti.

The third Charouz car, driven by David Schumacher, rounded out the 30 drivers after he seemed to have technical issues following his first run.


Free practice results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Roman Stanek Charouz Racing System 1m33.737s 15
2 Alex Peroni Campos Racing 1m33.923s +0.186s 13
3 Logan Sargeant Prema 1m33.927s +0.190s 14
4 Igor Fraga Charouz Racing System 1m34.003s +0.266s 16
5 Oscar Piastri Prema 1m34.190s +0.453s 13
6 Jake Hughes HWA Racelab 1m34.235s +0.498s 11
7 Theo Pourchaire ART Grand Prix 1m34.251s +0.514s 12
8 David Beckmann Trident 1m34.326s +0.589s 10
9 Liam Lawson Hitech GP 1m34.337s +0.600s 14
10 Frederik Vesti Prema 1m34.448s +0.711s 14
11 Dennis Hauger Hitech GP 1m34.451s +0.714s 18
12 Clement Novalak Carlin 1m34.473s +0.736s 10
13 Jack Doohan HWA Racelab 1m34.516s +0.779s 11
14 Lirim Zendeli Trident 1m34.546s +0.809s 9
15 Sebastian Fernandez ART Grand Prix 1m34.602s +0.865s 12
16 Matteo Nannini Jenzer Motorsport 1m34.629s +0.892s 13
17 Max Fewtrell Hitech GP 1m34.632s +0.895s 14
18 Calan Williams Jenzer Motorsport 1m34.721s +0.984s 13
19 Federico Malvestiti Jenzer Motorsport 1m34.742s +1.005s 13
20 Lukas Dunner MP Motorsport 1m34.782s +1.045s 12
21 Richard Verschoor MP Motorsport 1m34.826s +1.089s 10
22 Olli Caldwell Trident 1m34.873s +1.136s 12
23 Enzo Fittipaldi HWA Racelab 1m35.140s +1.403s 11
24 Alexander Smolyar ART Grand Prix 1m35.159s +1.422s 12
25 Leonardo Pulcini Carlin 1m35.176s +1.439s 12
26 Bent Viscaal MP Motorsport 1m35.335s +1.598s 11
27 Cameron Das Carlin 1m35.416s +1.679s 12
28 Alessio Deledda Campos Racing 1m35.530s +1.793s 13
29 Sophia Floersch Campos Racing 1m35.805s +2.068s 14
30 David Schumacher Charouz Racing System 1m36.231s +2.494s 9