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Teams trial drivers for F3 as GP3 cars take to track in Spain

by Ida Wood

Photo: Axel Gnos

A busy week of winter testing concluded on Friday at Barcelona and Valencia, with cars from several categories on track.

Many of the cars that had been at one circuit at the start of the week were transported to the other for Thursday and Friday, with Trident bringing its GP3 cars from Valencia to join Carlin and Prema at Barcelona.

Trident’s three drivers, Red Bull-backed Jonny Edgar, Zane Maloney and Roman Stanek, all did half-days in the team’s two cars before swapping around.

That meant it was unclear which of the trio, who Formula Scout understands are set to form Trident’s 2022 FIA Formula 3 Championship line-up, set the fastest lap.

Prema also switched its drivers between chassis, with Ollie Bearman driving an ex-Daniil Kvyat car on his last day. G4 Racing even rented a car to run its Formula Regional European Championship driver Axel Gnos.

Barcelona test results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1 UBY Trident 1m30.665s
2 BRAMBI Trident 1m30.782s +0.117s
3 Ollie Bearman Prema 1m30.905s +0.240s
4 Zak O’Sullivan Carlin 1m31.106s +0.441s
5 Jak Crawford Prema 1m31.649s +0.984s
6 Axel Gnos G4 Racing 1m33.690s +3.025s
1 Oliver Goethe Motopark 1m34.594s
2 Christian Mansell Motopark 1m35.149s +0.555s
3 Matthias Luethen Motopark 1m36.020s +1.426s
4 Frederick Lubin Motopark 1m36.548s +1.954s
1 Roman Bilinski Trident 1m40.088s
2 Leonardo Fornaroli Trident 1m40.300s +0.212s
3 #30 G4 Racing 1m40.430s +0.342s
4 John Bennett Elite Motorsport 1m40.534s +0.446s
5 Francesco Braschi Trident 1m40.576s +0.488s
6 Tom Lebbon Elite Motorsport 1m40.782s +0.694s
7 Axel Gnos G4 Racing 1m41.250s +1.162s
8 Cian Shield Elite Motorsport 1m41.515s +1.427s
1 #27 Jenzer Motorsport 1m46.107s
2 #11 BWR Motorsports 1m46.192s +0.085s
3 Kim Hwarang Jenzer Motorsport 1m47.004s +0.897s
4 #26 Jenzer Motorsport 1m47.633s +1.526s

Over at Valencia, Porteiro Motorsport’s GP3 cars were in use with Francesco Pizzi and Pepe Marti.

Trident set the FREC pace at Barcelona, with Roman Bilinski heading Leonardo Fornaroli. Elite Motorsport came with its GB3 cars, and sportscar graduate John Bennett was fastest of those.

The most prominent car category at Valencia was Formula 4, with Nicolas Todt protege Martinius Stenshorne leading a Van Amersfoort Racing one-two ahead of fellow karter and former British F4 racer Joe Turney.

Valencia test results

Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1 Pepe Marti Porteiro Motorsport 1m22.211s
2 Francesco Pizzi Porteiro Motorsport 1m22.781s +0.570s
1 Filip Ugran [EF] VAR 1m23.561s
2 Nicola Marinangeli [EF] VAR 1m23.841s +0.280s
3 Dilano van’t Hoff MP Motorsport 1m27.504s +3.943s
4 Michael Belov MP Motorsport 1m27.756s +4.195s
5 Kas Haverkort VAR 1m27.822s +4.261s
6 Sami Meguetounif Trident 1m28.142s +4.581s
7 Joshua Dufek VAR 1m28.202s +4.641s
8 David Morales Arden 1m29.086s +5.525s
9 Emely de Heus MP Motorsport 1m29.852s +6.291s
1 Martinius Stenshorne VAR 1m32.464s
2 Joe Turney VAR 1m32.885s +0.421s
3 #220 Drivex School 1m32.990s +0.526s
4 Tymoteusz Kucharczyk MP Motorsport 1m33.231s +0.767s
5 TERN team unknown 1m33.275s +0.811s
6 Robert De Haan Monlau Motorsport 1m33.381s +0.917s
7 CHRISTIAN team unknown 1m33.409s +0.945s
8 Eron Rexhepi Monlau Motorsport 1m33.456s +0.992s
9 #32 GRS 1m33.578s +1.114s
10 #223 Drivex School 1m33.771s +1.307s
11 Max Mayer Formula de Campeones 1m33.803s +1.339s
12 #222 Drivex School 1m33.836s +1.372s
13 Alvaro Garcia Formula de Campeones 1m34.120s +1.656s
14 unknown Campos Racing 1m34.308s +1.844s
15 Dani Briz Formula de Campeones 1m34.608s +2.144s
16 Frederik Lund GRS 1m34.964s +2.500s
17 Ricardo Gracia Filho GRS 1m35.436s +2.972s
18 #221 Drivex School 1m35.780s +3.316s