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Hitech’s Ayumu Iwasa tops final FIA F3 test session at Jerez

by Tim Lumb

Photo: Formula Motorsport Limited

Hitech GP’s Ayumu Iwasa topped the afternoon session on the second and last day of the in-season FIA Formula 3 Championship test at Jerez.

The Japanese driver was the only person to lap quicker than 1m30s, following a morning session in which Trident’s Clement Novalak set a 1m28.677s.

Iwasa’s session-topping lap was set six minutes into the three-hour session, used mostly for long runs on Pirelli’s medium compound tyre and with all but four of the active drivers recording over 30 laps.

The Prema duo of Dennis Hauger and Olli Caldwell, who are first and second in the drivers’ standings after the opening round of the season at Barcelona, were second and third fastest with laps posted 45 minutes into the session.

Jak Crawford was less than 0.05s slower than Caldwell, and like Iwasa didn’t improve on the lap he set at the very start, and his Hitech team-mate Roman Stanek was fifth fastest and 0.636s off the pace of the fastest lap.

Carlin’s Jonny Edgar was sixth, and Jenzer’s Calan Williams was the only other driver within a second of the pace.

Lorenzo Colombo (Campos Racing), Jack Doohan (Trident) and Arthur Leclerc (Prema) rounded out the top 10 times. Doohan was a relatively improver in the top half of the order having set his fastest lap in the second half of the session.

Charouz Racing System’s Logan Sargeant was absent yet again, but team-mate Enzo Fittipaldi did take part as he now potentially faces a rush to travel to America in time to compete in Indy Pro 2000 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday.

Novalak was 20th fastest after setting the pace in the morning session, although the Frenchman was one of a handful of drivers to focus on race simulations and put in over 50 laps.

Test results

Pos Name Team Time Gap Laps
1 Ayumu Iwasa Hitech GP 1m29.884s 35
2 Dennis Hauger Prema 1m30.063s +0.179s 39
3 Olli Caldwell Prema 1m30.218s +0.335s 36
4 Jak Crawford Hitech GP 1m30.265s +0.381s 38
5 Roman Stanek Hitech GP 1m30.520s +0.636s 29
6 Jonny Edgar Carlin 1m30.632s +0.748s 32
7 Calan Williams Jenzer Motorsport 1m30.724s +0.840s 22
8 Lorenzo Colombo Campos Racing 1m30.920s +1.036s 35
9 Jack Doohan Trident 1m30.947s +1.063s 33
10 Arthur Leclerc Prema 1m30.974s +1.090s 38
11 Pierre-Louis Chovet Jenzer Motorsport 1m31.220s +1.336s 56
12 Amaury Cordeel Campos Racing 1m31.280s +1.396s 34
13 Oliver Rasmussen HWA Racelab 1m31.325s +1.441s 37
14 Matteo Nannini HWA Racelab 1m31.391s +1.507s 37
15 Ido Cohen Carlin 1m31.438s +1.554s 34
16 Rafael Villagomez HWA Racelab 1m31.663s +1.779s 36
17 Kaylen Frederick Carlin 1m31.736s +1.853s 33
18 Filip Ugran Jenzer Motorsport 1m31.822s +1.938s 53
19 Laszlo Toth Campos Racing 1m31.978s +2.095s 23
20 Clement Novalak Trident 1m32.545s +2.662s 51
21 Frederik Vesti ART Grand Prix 1m32.625s +2.741s 49
22 Alexander Smolyar ART Grand Prix 1m32.674s +2.790s 47
23 David Schumacher Trident 1m32.759s +2.875s 25
24 Enzo Fittipaldi Charouz Racing System 1m32.868s +2.984s 50
25 Caio Collet MP Motorsport 1m32.965s +3.081s 51
26 Juan Manuel Correa ART Grand Prix 1m33.002s +3.118s 48
27 Victor Martins MP Motorsport 1m33.055s +3.171s 48
28 Reshad de Gerus Charouz Racing System 1m33.308s +3.424s 47
29 Tijmen van der Helm MP Motorsport 1m33.462s +3.578s 47
30 Logan Sargeant Charouz Racing System no laps 0