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European teams conclude 2022 winter testing with week at Barcelona

by Ida Wood

FIA Formula 3, Euroformula, Formula Regional, GB3 and Formula 4 teams all gathered at Barcelona this week to conduct a week of winter testing.

The F3 teams tested GP3 cars, as they are not allowed to test the Dallara F3 2019 car they race, and five were present.

ART Grand Prix ran Kaylen Frederick, Gregoire Saucy and Nikola Tsolov, Hitech GP fielded Gabriele Mini and Sebastian Montoya and Trident ran their full 2023 line-up between two cars.

In addition to their F3 rivals MP Motorsport and Prema, GP3 cars were also being run by X-trm Motorsport (for Rafael Villagomez) and Porteiro Motorsport.

Motopark, the organiser of the test, entered the majority of the Euroformula cars and it was Enzo Trulli who set the pace ahead of Van Amersfoort Racing’s Alpine junior Caio Collet.

Also part of their sessions was NM Motorsport’s Alex Vaintrub, a driver-team combination that usually races in GT4 sportscars, in a previous-generation F3 car.

There were considerably more FRegional cars, not just from the European championship but also elsewhere.

Race Performance Motorsport’s Santiago Ramos and Maceo Capietto were the fastest two over the first four days, with one of MP’s drivers in third and Roman Bilinsk in fourth for Trident. His car was driven on the fifth and final day by karting graduate Cristian Bertuca.

The Babickova sisters drove for their own family team in the test, and older sister Tereza said they were driving with “different engine and tyres” than other FRegional entries.

Following a test at Cremona with his father’s AKM Motorsport team to check the condition of his injured wrist, Andrea Kimi Antonelli was back with Prema, while Drivex School had an unmarked car it was using to promote the new Eurocup-3 series.

Eurocup-3 will use Tatuus chassis based around the FRegional tub, but with new, lighter bodywork. However with that bodykit yet to be revealed, Drivex was running just a standard Tatuus T-318.

Representing GB3 were Arden, with Corey Alleyne, Nikita Johnson and Noah Ping, and Elite Motorsport, who had new signing McKenzy Cresswell and Oliver Stewart.

The F4 contingent included first and second-generation cars, and Rashid Al Dhaheri was quickest in a Prema-entered Iron Lynx-owned Tatuus T-421.

Elite’s Harry Reynolds was a tenth behind in a Tatuus T-014, then KCMG junior Pablo Sarrazin was a further half a second in third place for VAR.

Cram Motorsport’s F4 United Arab Emirates line-up of Sebastian Murray and Flavio Olivieri was in action, and it was one of several teams using Giti tyres to prepare for that championship.

Testing results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Enzo Trulli Motopark 1m36.749s 210
2 Caio Collet VAR 1m36.819s +0.070s 76
2 #53 VAR 1m36.886s +0.137s 72
3 Francesco Simonazzi BVM Racing 1m37.684s +0.935s 179
4 Noel Leon Motopark 1m37.776s +1.027s 141
5 Vladislav Ryabov Drivex School 1m38.038s +1.289s 186
6 Cian Shields Motopark 1m38.712s +1.963s 216
7 Michael Shin Motopark 1m38.998s +2.249s 209
8 Matias Zagazeta Motopark 1m39.981s +3.232s 87
FRegional (D1-D4)
1 Santiago Ramos R-P-M 1m41.179s 96
2 Maceo Capietto R-P-M 1m41.190s +0.011s 86
3 #10 MP Motorsport 1m41.298s +0.119s 103
4 Roman Bilinski Trident 1m41.778s +0.599s 152
5 Martinius Stenshorne R-ace GP 1m41.800s +0.621s 110
6 Andrea Kimi Antonelli Prema 1m41.826s +0.647s 160
7 Nikhil Bohra Trident 1m41.878s +0.699s 88
8 Levente Revesz Arden 1m41.881s +0.702s 109
9 Enzo Scionti Trident 1m41.908s +0.729s 156
10 Maya Weug KIC Motorsport 1m41.911s +0.732s 108
11 Pierre-Alexandre Provost G4 Racing 1m41.983s +0.804s 102
12 #9 MP Motorsport 1m42.042s +0.863s 109
13 Kas Haverkort VAR 1m42.131s +0.952s 106
14 Enzo Fittipaldi Sainteloc Racing 1m42.172s +0.993s 170
15 Aiden Neate R-ace GP 1m42.381s +1.202s 111
16 Javier Sagrera Campos/VAR 1m42.423s +1.244s 157
17 Tom Lebbon Arden 1m42.430s +1.251s 104
18 #30 Prema 1m42.441s +1.262s 115
19 Adam Fitzgerald R-P-M 1m42.824s +1.645s 98
20 #11 MP Motorsport 1m42.945s +1.766s 63
21 Giovanni Maschio Monolite Racing 1m43.000s +1.821s 102
22 Niels Koolen VAR 1m43.062s +1.883s 109
23 Iker Oikarinen KIC Motorsport 1m43.078s +1.899s 167
24 Cenyu Han Sainteloc Racing 1m43.291s +2.112s 93
25 Alex Partyshev KIC Motorsport 1m43.696s +2.517s 89
26 Michael Sauter KIC Motorsport 1m43.713s +2.534s 59
27 Lucas Medina Monolite Racing 1m43.956s +2.777s 79
28 Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak Campos Racing 1m44.523s +3.344s 60
29 Babickova TEPZ Racing Team 1m44.695s +3.516s 89
30 David Morales Arden 1m46.094s +4.915s 106
31 Eurocup-3 Drivex School 1m46.120s +4.941s 56
32 Babickova TEPZ Racing Team 1m46.387s +5.208s 139
33 Nicola Pironneau Formula Motorsport 1m48.978s +5.799s 35
34 Sebastien Page Formula Motorsport 1m48.992s +5.813s 52
35 Erwin Creed Formula Motorsport 1m48.998s +5.819s 67
F4 (D1-D4)
1 Rashid Al Dhaheri Iron Lynx 1m47.763s 117
2 Harry Reynolds Elite Motorsport 1m47.874s +0.111s 99
3 Pablo Sarrazin VAR 1m48.420s +0.657s 33
4 Juan Cota Drivex School 1m48.477s +0.714s 54
5 Brando Badoer VAR 1m48.547s +0.784s 56
6 Daniel Nogales Drivex School 1m48.915s +1.152s 53
7 Jules Caranta Formula Motorsport 1m49.002s +1.239s 55
8 Cram 2 Cram Motorsport 1m49.309s +1.546s 155
9 Bianca Bustamante Iron Lynx 1m49.370s +1.607s 112
10 Alexandru Iancu VAR 1m49.421s +1.658s 55
11 Noah Stromsted VAR 1m49.570s +1.807s 56
12 #15 R-ace GP 1m49.666s +1.903s 97
13 Laura Camps Torras Iron Lynx 1m49.772s +2.009s 84
14 #23 BWR BWR Motorsports 1m49.822s +2.059s 71
15 Dylan Estre Formula Motorsport 1m49.831s +2.068s 54
16 Jakob Bergmeister BWR Motorsports 1m50.000s +2.237s 37
17 #17 R-ace GP 1m50.053s +2.290s 75
18 Cram 1 Cram Motorsport 1m50.094s +2.331s 147
19 Jack Beeton VAR 1m50.350s +2.587s 40
20 #18 R-ace GP 1m50.731s +2.968s 89
21 #31 AS Motorsport 1m50.960s +3.197s 115
22 Alexander Bouldev Drivex School 1m51.039s +3.276s 31
23 Laura Villars Formula Motorsport 1m52.759s +4.996s 56
24 Kai Daryanani VAR 1m53.013s +5.250s 49
25 Maximiliano Restrepo Drivex School 1m56.538s +8.775s 30