Red Bull junior Liam Lawson set the best time so far of the FIA Formula 3 pre-season test in Bahrain at the end of the second day.
Lawson, who moved to Hitech from MP Motorsport over the winter, spent much of the afternoon session on top of the times after an early effort.
He regained first place with 20 minutes remaining, before Clement Novalak went quickest 10 minutes later.
With less than five minutes on the clock, Lawson went back to the top with a 1m46.365s lap, half a second quicker than Novalak and the first man underneath the opening day benchmark set by Devlin DeFrancesco.
The red flags then came out for the third time, bringing an early end to the session.
Campos driver Alex Peroni followed his second place from Sunday with third place this time, in front of Prema’s lead driver Logan Sargeant.
Lawson’s Hitech and Red Bull stable-mate Dennis Hauger was fifth in front of Prema’s Oscar Piastri.
Fresh from testing Formula E with Mercedes in Marrakech on Sunday, Jake Hughes joined the test at the start of the afternoon session and had spells on top of the times before finishing up seventh.
ART duo Theo Pourchaire and Sebastian Fernandez were next, with Trident’s DeFrancesco rounding out the top 10.
Max Fewtrell and Sophia Floersch also went faster than the morning’s best time set by David Schumacher, who was 25th for Charouz in the afternoon.
Afternoon session results
|1||Liam Lawson||Hitech GP||1m46.365s||25|
|3||Alexander Peroni||Campos Racing||1m46.902s||+0.537s||37|
|4||Logan Sargeant||Prema Racing||1m46.936s||+0.571s||38|
|5||Dennis Hauger||Hitech GP||1m47.068s||+0.703s||27|
|6||Oscar Piastri||Prema Racing||1m47.090s||+0.725s||36|
|7||Jake Hughes||HWA Racelab||1m47.200s||+0.835s||44|
|8||Theo Pourchaire||ART Grand Prix||1m47.201s||+0.836s||28|
|9||Sebastian Fernandez||ART Grand Prix||1m47.261s||+0.896s||35|
|11||Max Fewtrell||Hitech GP||1m47.339s||+0.974s||27|
|12||Sophia Floersch||Campos Racing||1m47.436s||+1.071s||33|
|13||Matteo Nannini||Jenzer Motorsport||1m47.533s||+1.168s||25|
|14||Enzo Fittipaldi||HWA Racelab||1m47.538s||+1.173s||35|
|16||Federico Malvestiti||Jenzer Motorsport||1m47.763s||+1.398s||26|
|17||Jack Doohan||HWA Racelab||1m47.781s||+1.416s||38|
|18||Frederik Vesti||Prema Racing||1m47.798s||+1.433s||32|
|19||Calan Williams||Jenzer Motorsport||1m47.908s||+1.543s||33|
|22||Alessio Deledda||Campos Racing||1m48.983s||+2.618s||34|
|23||Niko Kari||Charouz Racing System||1m50.866s||+4.501s||41|
|25||David Schumacher||Charouz Racing System||1m51.076s||+4.711s||41|
|26||Alexander Smolyar||ART Grand Prix||1m51.120s||+4.755s||19|
|27||Igor Fraga||Charouz Racing System||1m51.134s||+4.769s||32|
|28||Richard Verschoor||MP Motorsport||1m51.204s||+4.839s||35|
|29||Lukas Dunner||MP Motorsport||1m51.304s||+4.939s||35|
|30||Bent Viscaal||MP Motorsport||1m51.721s||+5.356s||35|