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Isack Hadjar tops day two morning F3 test session for Hitech

by Jordan Edwards

Photo: Formula Motorsport Limited

Red Bull junior Isack Hadjar dominated the top of the timing screen as the majority of teams opted for longer stints in the morning of day two of FIA Formula 3 testing in Bahrain.

Hitech GP rookie Hadjar set the fastest time of 1m47.516s ahead of ART Grand Prix’s Victor Martins and Trident’s Jonny Edgar, who completed the top three.

Quick laps began to come in fast at the start of the morning with Martins, Jenzer Motorsport’s William Alatalo and Gregoire Saucy in the second ART Grand Prix at the top of the times in the first 20 minutes.

Hadjar improved on the fastest time, posting a 1m47.690s with two hours to go, followed by Alpine Academy driver Martins who went fastest with a 1m47.602s.

The next hour was much quieter before ART Grand Prix’s Juan Manuel Correa improved to go fifth fastest behind Saucy as the session entered the last 60 minutes. The American driver missed day one of testing after an inconclusive COVID-19 test.

The majority of teams opted for longer race runs at this stage with Saucy totalling 45 laps while Correa and Alpine Academy’s Martins clocked 43 laps.

Wednesday pace-setter Zane Maloney was sixth for Trident ahead of Alexander Smolyar (MP Motorsport) and Zak O’Sullivan (Carlin).

Charouz driver Francesco Pizzi had limited running for the majority of the session. The Italian put in some laps towards the end of the session but didn’t improve on his 29th fastest time.

Compatriot Enzo Trulli suffered an engine issue that put him out of action on Wednesday afternoon, with his Carlin team working through the night to get him out on track in a new for just one installation lap.

Morning results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Isack Hadjar Hitech GP 1m47.516s 30
2 Victor Martins ART Grand Prix 1m47.602s +0.086s 43
3 Jonny Edgar Trident 1m47.629s +0.113s 30
4 Gregoire Saucy ART Grand Prix 1m47.804s +0.288s 45
5 Juan Manuel Correa ART Grand Prix 1m47.834s +0.318s 43
6 Zane Maloney Trident 1m47.904s +0.388s 33
7 Alexander Smolyar MP Motorsport 1m47.905s +0.389s 17
8 Zak O’Sullivan Carlin 1m47.918s +0.402s 28
9 Jak Crawford Prema 1m47.933s +0.417s 32
10 William Alatalo Jenzer Motorsport 1m47.994s +0.478s 31
11 Arthur Leclerc Prema 1m48.024s +0.508s 34
12 Roman Stanek Trident 1m48.044s +0.528s 27
13 Caio Collet MP Motorsport 1m48.140s +0.624s 27
14 Franco Colapinto Van Amersfoort Racing 1m48.265s +0.749s 29
15 Ollie Bearman Prema 1m48.269s +0.753s 31
16 Kaylen Frederick Hitech GP 1m48.316s +0.800s 24
17 Patrik Pasma Jenzer Motorsport 1m48.399s +0.883s 31
18 Kush Maini MP Motorsport 1m48.443s +0.927s 22
19 Ido Cohen Jenzer Motorsport 1m48.505s +0.989s 26
20 Hunter Yeany Campos Racing 1m48.548s +1.032s 27
21 Reece Ushijima Van Amersfoort Racing 1m48.590s +1.074s 25
22 Brad Benavides Carlin 1m48.807s +1.291s 31
23 Ayrton Simmons Charouz Racing System 1m48.915s +1.399s 27
24 Pepe Marti Campos Racing 1m48.979s +1.463s 27
25 Nazim Azman Hitech GP 1m49.020s +1.504s 36
26 David Vidales Campos Racing 1m49.059s +1.543s 13
27 Laszlo Toth Charouz Racing System 1m49.064s +1.548s 17
28 Rafael Villagomez Van Amersfoort Racing 1m49.083s +1.567s 23
29 Francesco Pizzi Charouz Racing System 1m49.976s +2.460s 17
30 Enzo Trulli Carlin No time 0