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Lundgaard fastest again on second day of FIA F3 test at Valencia

by Ida Wood

Photo: FIA F3 Championship

Christian Lundgaard set the pace for the second day in a row in the post-season FIA Formula 3 Championship test at Valencia.

The ART Grand Prix driver had a clear advantage once up to pace, being the only man to lap in the 1m20s on a circuit that was drier than the day before.

His testing team-mate Sebastian Fernandez set the early pace, before Lundgaard became engrossed in a battle for first place with Hitech GP’s Jack Doohan.

Once Lundgaard has broken into the 1m20s, most teams switched focus to race runs, although Lorenzo Colombo (MP Motorsport), Yuki Tsunoda (Hitech), David Beckmann (Trident) and Fernandez did outpace Doohan before the end of the morning session.

There were several new additions to the testing line-up, most of whom had flown from the Formula Regional European Championship finale at Monza. It was Dennis Hauger from the supporting Italian Formula 4 championship that was the most impressive though, down in 23rd place but just a second off the pace.

The afternoon session was also mostly a focus on race runs, although Prema’s Oscar Piastri used his lengthy time on track to set a 1m21.679s lap. It came just short of the time that put him 17th in the earlier running.

Calan Williams (Jenzer Motorsport), Yu Kanamaru (Campos Racing) and Dan Ticktum (Carlin) all topped the times early on, before Hitech’s trio of Red Bull juniors came into play. Tsunoda and Piastri ended up battling for first place, with Piastri snatching the position for the final time late on.

For the final day of the test, Tsunoda will give way for Max Fewtrell at Hitech, while Lirim Zendeli takes David Beckmann’s slot at Trident.

Billy Monger returns to Carlin in a specially adapted car, while Jenzer Motorsport’s Macau Grand Prix signing Andreas Estner will get seat time ahead of next month’s race. HWA Racelab will give Sophia Floersch her first taste of FIA F3.


Combined day two times
Pos? Driver Team Morning Afternoon
1 Christian Lundgaard ART Grand Prix 1:20.860 1:21.694
2 Lorenzo Colombo MP Motorsport 1:21.012 1:22.227
3 Yuki Tsunoda Hitech GP 1:21:146 1:21.687
4 David Beckmann Trident 1:21:167 1:22.102
5 Sebastian Fernandez ART Grand Prix 1:21.191 1:21.788
6 Jack Doohan Hitech GP 1:21.212 1:21.771
7 Theo Pourchaire ART Grand Prix 1:21.286 1:22.422
8 Linus Lundqvist Campos Racing 1:21.372 1:21.975
9 Jake Hughes HWA Racelab 1:21.429 1:22.211
10 Bent Viscaal MP Motorsport 1:21.437 1:21.810
11 Johnathan Hoggard Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 1:21.448 1:22.204
12 Fabio Scherer HWA Racelab 1:21.448 1:22.553
13 Devlin DeFrancesco Trident 1:21.453 1:21.826
14 Dan Ticktum Carlin 1:21.454 1:22.252
15 Lukas Dunner MP Motorsport 1:21.454 1:21.896
16 Calan Williams Jenzer Motorsport 1:21.571 1:22.762
17 Oscar Piastri Prema 1:21.650 1:21.679
18 Enaam Ahmed Campos Racing 1:21.651 1:21.773
19 Simo Laaksonen HWA Racelab 1:21.657 1:22.272
20 Federico Malvestiti Jenzer Motorsport 1:21.748 1:22.663
21 Clement Novalak Carlin 1:21.751 1:22.138
22 Yu Kanamaru Campos Racing 1:21.880 1:21.918
23 Dennis Hauger Hitech GP 1:21.887 1:22.288
24 David Schumacher Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 1:21.930 1:22.271
25 Charles Leong Jenzer Motorsport 1:22.034 1:22.711
26 Enzo Fittipaldi Prema 1:22.200 1:22.084
27 Frederik Vesti Prema 1:22.419 1:22.346
28 Joao Vieira Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 1:22.364 1:22.997
29 Igor Fraga Carlin 1:22.493 1:22.513
30 Olli Caldwell Trident 1:23.589 1:22.784