MP Motorsport’s Alexander Smolyar topped the afternoon of day one of FIA Formula 3’s in-season Barcelona test, as teams focused on long runs.
There was lots of action in the early stages of the afternoon session as several drivers kicked off long runs. Meanwhile others, including Prema and Jenzer Motorsport’s line-ups, drove through pitlane to carry out practice starts at the pit exit.
ART Grand Prix’s Matteo Nannini couldn’t take the track until the second half of the session, as his engine had to be replaced after stopping on track in the morning session. A similar fate hit Hech GP’s Isack Hadjar, who left the pits over an hour into the session. The Red Bull junior had caused the morning’s first red flag as he came to a halt at turn three.
Halfway through the afternoon, Hadjar went fastest, but was bettered 15 minutes later by Smolyar and MP team-mate Caio Collet, with the former sitting ahead of the latter.
Smolyar’s best lap 1.095 seconds slower than the morning benchmark set by ART GP’s Gregoire Saucy. Van Amersfoort Racing’s Franco Colapinto was the driver with the most laps completed (54), followed by his team-mate Rafael Villagomez and Hitech’s Nazim Azman (50).
The afternoon ran under green flag conditions throughout, and when it finished drivers were allowed to make a practice start from the grid.
|1||Alexander Smolyar||MP Motorsport||1m33.342s||38|
|2||Caio Collet||MP Motorsport||1m33.639s||+0.297s||34|
|4||Kush Maini||MP Motorsport||1m33.918s||+0.576s||27|
|5||Gregoire Saucy||ART Grand Prix||1m33.995s||+0.653s||38|
|6||Isack Hadjar||Hitech GP||1m34.050s||+0.708s||40|
|11||Victor Martins||ART Grand Prix||1m34.375s||+1.033s||39|
|13||Kaylen Frederick||Hitech GP||1m34.508s||+1.166s||46|
|14||Pepe Marti||Campos Racing||1m34.527s||+1.185s||44|
|15||Matteo Nannini||ART Grand Prix||1m34.581s||+1.239s||27|
|16||Rafael Villagomez||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m34.581s||+1.239s||51|
|17||David Vidales||Campos Racing||1m34.605s||+1.263s||30|
|18||David Schumacher||Charouz Racing System||1m34.649s||+1.307s||29|
|19||Francesco Pizzi||Charouz Racing System||1m34.671s||+1.329s||39|
|20||Federico Malvestiti||Jenzer Motorsport||1m34.761s||+1.419s||38|
|22||William Alatalo||Jenzer Motorsport||1m34.807s||+1.465s||41|
|25||Hunter Yeany||Campos Racing||1m35.259s||+1.917s||36|
|26||Ido Cohen||Jenzer Motorsport||1m35.343s||+2.001s||40|
|27||Reece Ushijima||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m35.537s||+2.195s||48|
|28||Laszlo Toth||Charouz Racing System||1m35.884s||+2.542s||40|
|29||Nazim Azman||Hitech GP||1m35.888s||+2.546s||50|
|30||Franco Colapinto||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m36.623s||+3.281s||54|