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
|6||Axel Gnos||G4 Racing||1m33.690s||+3.025s|
|4||John Bennett||Elite Motorsport||1m40.534s||+0.446s|
|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|
|3||Kim Hwarang||Jenzer Motorsport||1m47.004s||+0.897s|
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
|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|
|9||Emely de Heus||MP Motorsport||1m29.852s||+6.291s|
|4||Tymoteusz Kucharczyk||MP Motorsport||1m33.231s||+0.767s|
|6||Robert De Haan||Monlau Motorsport||1m33.381s||+0.917s|
|8||Eron Rexhepi||Monlau Motorsport||1m33.456s||+0.992s|
|11||Max Mayer||Formula de Campeones||1m33.803s||+1.339s|
|13||Alvaro Garcia||Formula de Campeones||1m34.120s||+1.656s|
|15||Dani Briz||Formula de Campeones||1m34.608s||+2.144s|
|17||Ricardo Gracia Filho||GRS||1m35.436s||+2.972s|