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Doohan fastest in afternoon on day one of FIA F3 testing at Jerez

by Ida Wood

Photo: Formula Motorsport Limited

Trident’s Jack Doohan ended the first day of FIA Formula 3 Championship’s in-season test at Jerez on top after going fastest in both sessions.

In the afternoon he set the pace with a 1m30.605s lap, almost a second slower than his morning benchmark.

It was MP Motorsport’s Alpine Academy pair Victor Martins and Caio Collet that were first to the top in the afternoon, lapping in the 1m32s.

Prema’s trio of Arthur Leclerc, Dennis Hauger and Olli Caldwell then brought the pace into the 1m31s after 23 minutes of the three-hour session, with Hauger on top after the first half-hour with a 1m31.405s lap that was 0.060s up on Doohan.

The Red Bull-backed drivers were shuffled down the order when Hitech GP’s Roman Stanek went fastest at the end of hour, setting a 1m31.332s, while Martins rose back up to third.

Stanek remained in first place for an hour until Prema sent its drivers out again, with Leclerc lowering the pace and then both he and Hauger breaking into thr 1m30s. Moments later, Hitech’s Red Bull junior Ayumu Iwasa bettered both.

Iwasa’s team-mate and Red Bull stablemate Jak Crawford then went second, and there was a short break before the next flurry of on-track activity that featured Doohan moving to the top with what would be his fastest lap.

Clement Novalak brought the second of Trident’s cars into fourth with just under half an hour to go, but was demoted a spot with five minutes to go as Hauger improved.

A smidgen slower than Novalak was Jonny Edgar, who along with his Carlin team-mates had been at the bottom of the timesheet before a very late run that brought them to a more representative pace.

Leclerc, Collet, Stanek and Campos Racing’s Amaury Cordeel completed the top 10, with the fastest 21 drivers spread by less than a second on pace.

Test results
Pos Name Team Time Gap Laps
1 Jack Doohan Trident 1m30.605s 22
2 Ayumu Iwasa Hitech GP 1m30.616s +0.011s 25
3 Jak Crawford Hitech GP 1m30.665s +0.060s 30
4 Dennis Hauger Prema 1m30.720s +0.115s 29
5 Clement Novalak Trident 1m30.781s +0.176s 29
6 Jonny Edgar Carlin 1m30.795s +0.190s 46
7 Arthur Leclerc Prema 1m30.867s +0.262s 30
8 Caio Collet MP Motorsport 1m30.882s +0.277s 38
9 Roman Stanek Hitech GP 1m30.919s +0.314s 29
10 Amaury Cordeel Campos Racing 1m30.956s +0.351s 27
11 Alexander Smolyar ART Grand Prix 1m30.958s +0.353s 36
12 Juan Manuel Correa ART Grand Prix 1m30.996s +0.391s 36
13 Calan Williams Jenzer Motorsport 1m31.049s +0.444s 41
14 Olli Caldwell Prema 1m31.094s +0.489s 30
15 Enzo Fittipaldi Charouz Racing System 1m31.192s +0.587s 24
16 David Schumacher Trident 1m31.196s +0.591s 25
17 Kaylen Frederick Carlin 1m31.198s +0.593s 34
18 Frederik Vesti ART Grand Prix 1m31.205s +0.600s 34
19 Lorenzo Colombo Campos Racing 1m31.315s +0.710s 31
20 Victor Martins MP Motorsport 1m31.463s +0.858s 46
21 Ido Cohen Carlin 1m31.560s +0.955s 47
22 Oliver Rasmussen HWA Racelab 1m31.620s +1.015s 57
23 Pierre-Louis Chovet Jenzer Motorsport 1m31.741s +1.136s 37
24 Rafael Villagomez HWA Racelab 1m31.823s +1.218s 56
25 Reshad de Gerus Charouz Racing System 1m31.907s +1.302s 35
26 Tijmen van der Helm MP Motorsport 1m32.184s +1.579s 28
27 Filip Ugran Jenzer Motorsport 1m32.210s +1.605s 41
28 Laszlo Toth Campos Racing 1m32.550s +1.945s 42
29 Matteo Nannini HWA Racelab 1m33.421s +2.816s 55
30 Logan Sargeant Charouz Racing System no laps