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Vesti to drive with ART in second FIA F3 post-season test

by Peter Allen

Photo: Formula Motorsport Limited

Frederik Vesti has joined ART Grand Prix for both days of the second post-season FIA Formula 3 test at Jerez this week.

Vesti raced for Prema in the championship this season and finished fourth in the standings after taking Saturday race wins at the Red Bull Ring, Monza and Mugello. It’s unclear whether he will continue in F3 for a second season in 2021 or step up to Formula 2.

As in the first test at Barcelona, ART will also run Olli Caldwell on both days, but the team’s Formula Renault Eurocup leader Victor Martins does not return. Roman Stanek, who already drove with the team for one day in Barcelona, will drive on Tuesday before handing over to Martins’ Eurocup rival Caio Collet for Wednesday.

Collet was already announced as part of Prema’s line-up for Tuesday.

Red Bull junior drivers Igor Fraga and Jak Crawford continue with Hitech for both days of the test. The team’s third car will be shared by Johnathan Hoggard and Matteo Nannini, who will also appear for Campos Racing and MP Motorsport respectively. Hoggard starred at the first test driving for Jenzer Motorsport, while Nannini split his time between Campos and ART – meaning he’ll have driven one day for four different teams by the end of the test.

Barcelona pace-setter Clement Novalak remains with Trident together with Jack Doohan, while David Schumacher will now drive both days for the team having also sampled Prema at the first test.

David Beckmann, who finished sixth in the 2020 season with Trident, returns to action for Charouz alongside two newcomers – Reshad de Gerus and Konsta Lappalainen from Formula Renault Eurocup and Formula Regional European Championship respectively.

A star newcomer for the second test is Italian Formula 4 contender Francesco Pizzi, who joins ADAC F4 leader Jonny Edgar in the MP Motorsport line-up.

Formula Renault rookie star David Vidales links up with Campos – with which he already tested in FIA F3 one year ago. Alessandro Famularo remains with the team while Petr Ptacek gets a debut on Tuesday.

FIA F3 Jerez test entry list
Team No Driver 2020
Prema #1 Arthur Leclerc 2nd in FREC
#2 Dennis Hauger 17th in FIA F3
#3 Caio Collet D1 2nd in FR Eurocup
Oliver Rasmussen D2 3rd in FREC
Hitech GP #4 Igor Fraga 24th in FIA F3
#5 Jak Crawford 2nd in ADAC F4
#6 Johnathan Hoggard D1 22nd in FR Eurocup
Matteo Nannini D2 18th in FIA F3
ART Grand Prix #7 Frederik Vesti 4th in FIA F3
#8 Olli Caldwell 16th in FIA F3
#9 Roman Stanek D1 21st in FIA F3
Caio Collet D2 2nd in FR Eurocup
Trident #10 Jack Doohan 26th in FIA F3
#11 Clement Novalak 12th in FIA F3
#12 David Schumacher 28th in FIA F3
HWA Racelab #14 Pierre Louis-Chovet 5th in FREC
#15 Enzo Fittipaldi 15th in FIA F3
#16 Oliver Rasmussen D1 3rd in FREC
Sophia Floersch D2 29th in FIA F3
MP Motorsport #17 Francesco Pizzi 2nd in Italian F4
#18 Jonny Edgar 1st in ADAC F4
#19 Matteo Nannini D1 18th in FIA F3
to be announced D2
Jenzer Motorsport #20 Calan Williams 31st in FIA F3
#21 Filip Ugran 5th in Italian F4
#22 Rafael Villagomez 6th in Italian F4
Charouz Racing System #23 David Beckmann 6th in FIA F3
#24 Reshad de Gerus 21st in FR Eurocup
#25 Konsta Lappalainen 6th in FREC
Carlin #26 Ido Cohen 5th in Euroformula
#27 Nazim Azman 5th in BRDC British F3
#28 Cameron Das 8th in Euroformula
Campos Racing #29 Alessandro Famularo 8th in FREC
#30 David Vidales 3rd in FR Eurocup
#31 Petr Ptacek D1 14th in FR Eurocup
Johnathan Hoggard D2 22nd in FR Eurocup