Double R Racing’s Linus Lundqvist topped the opening day of BRDC British Formula 3 testing at Spa before the second of the two scheduled days was cancelled due to snow.
Lundqvist set a 2m16.189s on Wednesday afternoon, which was over six-tenths quicker than Fortec Motorsport’s Tristan Charpentier.
Karun Chandhok protege Kush Maini, who topped the series’ media day at?Donington Park, completed the top three for Lanan?Racing, just 0.027’s adrift of Charpentier’s best effort.
Ginetta Junior champion Tom Gamble was fifth for Fortec ahead of series returnees Krish Mahadik and Jamie Chadwick.? Fellow returnee Manuel Maldonado was seventh, with?Jusuf Owega eighth for Hillspeed.
Nicolai Kjaergaard led a Carlin 9-10-11, with a time 1.647s slower than Lundqvist’s benchmark.??Sun Yue Yang was 10th with Billy Monger 11th, as he continues preparations for a racing return.
Pavan Ravishankar was 12th fastest for?Double R Racing with?Douglas Motorsport’s?Arvin Esmaeili 13th. The latter along with?Sasakorn Chaimongkol were evaluating a full-year in the series.
Josh Mason,?Alexandra Mohnhaupt and?Ben Hurst completed the timesheet on day one, with the second day snowed off.
The grid will reconvene next Thursday for another two-day test ahead of the season opener at Oulton Park the same weekend.
BRDC British Formula 3 Spa-Francorchamps test results:
|1||Linus Lundqvist||Double R Racing||2m16.189s|
|2||Tristan Charpentier||Fortec Motorsports||+0.610s|
|3||Kush Maini||Lanan Racing||+0.637s|
|4||Tom Gamble||Fortec Motorsports||+1.016s|
|5||Krishnaraaj Mahadik||Double R Racing||+1.174s|
|6||Jamie Chadwick||Douglas Motorsport||+1.334s|
|7||Manuel Maldonado||Fortec Motorsports||+1.507s|
|10||Sun Yue Yang||Carlin||+1.670s|
|12||Pavan Ravishankar||Double R Racing||+2.800s|
|13||Arvin Esmaeili||Douglas Motorsport||+2.838s|
|15||Joshua Mason||Lanan Racing||+3.232s|
|16||Alexandra Mohnhaupt||Douglas Motorsport||+4.449s|
|17||Ben Hurst||Hillspeed Racing||+4.449s|