Carlin’s FIA F3 drivers Sean Gelael and Ed Jones topped the first and second British F3 practice sessions respectively ahead of the championship’s fourth round at Spa-Francorchamps.
The duo – who are racing FIA F3 machines?this weekend and are entered as guest drivers – were a second clear of the rest of the pack in the day’s overall timesheets.
Jones led much of the morning’s practice session, but it was Gelael who ultimately ended up comfortably taking the top spot.
John Bryant-Meisner, representing Performance Racing, ended up taking second with Jones settling for third. Fortec’s championship leader Martin Cao claimed fourth, narrowly ahead of main rival Sam MacLeod.
The fight for the top spot ended up being much closer in the afternoon, with Jones edging out Gelael by less than a tenth of a second. Double R’s Roberto Merhi was best of the rest in third, leading Bryant-Meisner and Team Lotus driver Indy Dontje.
Combined practice results
|3||Roberto Merhi||Double R||2:19.499||2:17.212|
|4||John Bryant-Meisner||Performance Racing||2:18.106||2:17.556|
|6||Peter Li Zhi Cong||Carlin||2:20.114||2:18.531|
|9||Martin Cao||Fortec Motorsport||2:19.068||2:19.108|
|10||Matt Rao||Fortec Motorsport||2:19.619||2:19.069|
|11||Andy Chang Wing Chung||Double R Racing||2:20.019||2:19.316|
|12||Camren Kaminsky||Double R Racing||2:21.061||2:20.111|
|13||Nikita Zlobin||ADM Motorsport||2:20.290||2:20.261|
|14||Kang Ling||ADM Motorsport||2:21.130||2:20.879|
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