The FIA Formula 3 Championship held its first collective on-track running at Magny-Cours on Wednesday, with each team getting its first mileage with the new car.
Each of the 10 teams had one car to use, which they shared between up to three drivers.
Times were not released, but ART completed the most laps in the morning session and Prema the most during the afternoon, with both squads rotating between their three contracted drivers. 635 laps were turned in total between all of the teams.
?I am very pleased with how the shakedown went today,” said series technical director Didier Perrin.
“The feedback from the teams has been positive, and more importantly, the feedback from the drivers seems to show that the car is well-balanced and that it seems to be delivering some good downforce level and that it is pleasant to drive.?
Most of the 23 drivers in action have drives in the series confirmed, including Wednesday morning announcement Niko Kari, who was?joined by Pedro Piquet and Devlin DeFrancesco.
MP Motorsport – the only team still to announce a driver – ran its 2018 GP3 racer Richard Verschoor and former Campos driver Simo Laaksonen.
Fabio Scherer was the only one of the three freshly-revealed Sauber Junior Team drivers in action, while Carlin, Hitech, HWA and Jenzer ran two drivers.
Shakedown entry list
ART: David Beckmann, Max Fewtrell, Christian Lundgaard
Campos: Sebastian Fernandez, Alex Peroni, Alessio Deledda
Carlin: Logan Sargeant, Felipe Drugovich
Sauber/Charouz: Fabio Scherer
Hitech: Leonardo Pulcini, Juri Vips
HWA: Keyvan Andres, Bent Viscaal
Jenzer: Yuki Tsunoda, Artem Petrov
MP: Richard Verschoor, Simo Laaksonen
Prema: Marcus Armstrong, Jehan Daruvala, Robert Shwartzman
Trident: Niko Kari, Pedro Piquet, Devlin DeFrancesco