Max Verstappen ended the two-day in-season FIA F3 European Championship test at Imola by setting the fastest time in both the morning and afternoon sessions on Wednesday.
Having been quickest in the opening session on Tuesday and third fastest overall, the future Toro Rosso F1 driver finished the test having topped three of the four sessions.
In the morning he set the quickest time overall from the test with a 1m36.553s. That was 0.283s quicker than second-placed Jake Dennis, who had set the pace on day one.
Sean Gelael was third, six thousandths of a second ahead of his Jagonya Ayam with Carlin team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi. Giovinazzi’s fellow Italian Antonio Fuoco was fifth ahead of Verstappen’s Van Amersfoort team-mate Gustavo Menezes, T-Sport newcomer Nick Cassidy and Carlin’s Jordan King.
Mucke Motorsport duo Lucas Auer and Felix Rosenqvist completed the top ten.
Rosenqvist was Verstappen’s closest rival in the afternoon, when Verstappen set a best of 1m36.938s. Rosenqvist was 0.335s back, with Dennis keeping up his strong form a close third.
Cassidy ended a promising test for him with fourth ahead of Felix Serralles, Auer, Giovinazzi and Tom Blomqvist, whose summer break had lasted a day longer after mild concussion forced him to sit out of Tuesday’s running.
Alexander Toril put two of T-Sport’s cars inside the top ten in ninth, with King tenth.
Championship leader Esteban Ocon had a low-key day, with 11th in the morning and 13th in the afternoon.
Combined testing results
|Pos||Driver||Team||Session 1||Session 2|
|1||Max Verstappen||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:36.553||1:36.938|
|3||Sean Gelael||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||1:37.049||1:38.114|
|4||Antonio Giovinazzi||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||1:37.055||1:37.370|
|5||Antonio Fuoco||Prema Powerteam||1:37.071||1:37.834|
|6||Gustavo Menezes||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:37.108||1:37.667|
|7||Nick Cassidy||ThreeBond with T-Sport||1:37.116||1:37.289|
|9||Lucas Auer||Mucke Motorsport||1:37.162||1:37.361|
|10||Felix Rosenqvist||Mucke Motorsport||1:37.326||1:37.273|
|11||Esteban Ocon||Prema Powerteam||1:37.342||1:37.705|
|12||Nicholas Latifi||Prema Powerteam||1:37.393||1:37.770|
|13||Marvin Kirchhofer||Motopark Academy||1:37.497||1:37.910|
|15||Tatiana Calderon||Jo Zeller Racing||1:37.535|
|16||Spike Goddard||ThreeBond with T-Sport||1:37.559||1:38.299|
|17||Alexander Toril||ThreeBond with T-Sport||1:37.603||1:37.455|
|18||Dennis van de Laar||Prema Powerteam||1:37.625||1:38.345|
|19||Felix Serralles||Team West-Tec||1:37.659||1:37.341|
|21||Jules Szymkowiak||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:37.709||1:38.272|
|22||Roy Nissany||Mucke Motorsport||1:37.796||1:38.410|
|23||Tom Blomqvist||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||1:37.855||1:37.419|
|24||Santino Ferrucci||Fortec Motorsports||1:38.223||1:38.617|
|25||Sergio Sette Camara||EuroInternational||1:38.404||1:39.259|
|26||Nicolas Pohler||Team West-Tec||1:38.639||1:38.842|
|27||Martin Cao||Fortec Motorsports||1:38.784||1:39.099|
|28||Sandro Zeller||Jo Zeller Racing||1:38.856||1:40.038|