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Pommer tops Spielberg free practice

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Alexander Trienitz / ATS Formel 3 Cup

Photo: Alexander Trienitz / ATS Formel 3 Cup

German F3 points leader Markus Pommer comfortably led the timesheets in free practice for round three of the season at Spielberg.

In a grid of 11 drivers, ten had various lap times disallowed due to track limits, which proved to be of little concern to Pommer, who posted the session-topping result with his final flyer.

Van Amersfoort Racing’s Sam MacLeod was 0.35s down in second, with Indy Dontje just half a tenth behind. Another VAR racer Weiron Tan recorded a solid fourth, while Nabil Jeffri rounded out the top five.

SMP-backed racer Nikita Zlobin put his ADM-run machine in sixth, narrowly ahead of JBR’s Nicolai Sylvest.

Andres Mendez led series debutant Santino Ferrucci, with Maximilian Hackl and returnee Luca Iannacone making up the rest of the field.

Session results
Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Markus Pommer Lotus 1:25.980 17
2 Sam MacLeod Van Amersfoort Racing 1:26.333 0.353 18
3 Indy Dontje Lotus 1:26.380 0.400 22
4 Weiron Tan Van Amersfoort Racing 1:26.441 0.461 16
5 Nabil Jeffri Motopark Academy 1:26.528 0.548 22
6 Nikita Zlobin SMP Racing by ADM 1:26.929 0.949 18
7 Nicolai Sylvest JBR Motorsport & Engineering 1:27.046 1.066 17
8 Andres Mendez Lotus 1:27.517 1.537 19
9 Santino Ferrucci EuroInternational 1:27.612 1.632 18
10 Maximilian Hackl Amkon Motorsport 1:29.825 3.845 22
11 Luca Iannaccone Franz Woss Racing 1:37.333 11.353 19