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William Alatalo ends last F3 test session at Barcelona on top

by Alejandro Alonso Lopez

Photo: Formula Motorsport Limited

Jenzer Motorsport’s William Alatalo was fastest in the last session of the FIA Formula 3 in-season test in Barcelona, in another long-run focused afternoon.

It was a slow start to the session as only half of the field took to the track in the first half-hour. The drivers who were out focused on long runs on what was a really hot afternoon for track temperatures.

As the session progressed, drivers made more of the track time, and despite the quiet start there were several drivers who surpassed 50 laps. Van Amersfoort Racing’s Rafael Villagomez ran the most, completing 58 laps in the afternoon.

Prema was the team with the least mileage. Ferrari juniors Arthur Leclerc and Ollie Bearman didn’t leave the pits until the second half of the session and would complete just 21 and 20 laps respectively. On his side, Red Bull junior Jak Crawford, who had made it to the track earlier, didn’t run much more than his team-mates, clocking a total of 25 laps.

A mechanical issue prevented MP Motorsport’s Alexander Smolyar from having any on track time during the afternoon. His car stayed in the garage for the whole session with its engine uncovered and a mechanic working on it.

Like in the morning, there were no on-track incidents, and the session was completed under green flag and practice starts were completed on the grid after the chequered flag waved.

Afternoon session
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 William Alatalo Jenzer Motorsport 1m34.488s   40
2 Pepe Marti Campos Racing 1m34.984s +0.496s 46
3 Arthur Leclerc Prema 1m35.027s +0.539s 21
4 Rafael Villagomez Van Amersfoort Racing 1m35.068s +0.580s 58
5 Ollie Bearman Prema 1m35.220s +0.732s 20
6 David Schumacher Charouz Racing System 1m35.242s +0.754s 30
7 Federico Malvestiti Jenzer Motorsport 1m35.290s +0.802s 43
8 Ido Cohen Jenzer Motorsport 1m35.307s +0.819s 48
9 David Vidales Campos Racing 1m35.435s +0.947s 47
10 Jak Crawford Prema 1m35.455s +0.967s 25
11 Reece Ushijima Van Amersfoort Racing 1m35.669s +1.181s 56
12 Kaylen Frederick Hitech GP 1m35.783s +1.295s 42
13 Kush Maini MP Motorsport 1m36.195s +1.707s 36
14 Isack Hadjar Hitech GP 1m36.331s +1.843s 48
15 Caio Collet MP Motorsport 1m37.032s +2.544s 48
16 Matteo Nannini ART Grand Prix 1m37.085s +2.597s 52
17 Roman Stanek Trident 1m37.371s +2.883s 52
18 Franco Colapinto Van Amersfoort Racing 1m37.467s +2.979s 55
19 Zane Maloney Trident 1m37.556s +3.068s 53
20 Gregoire Saucy ART Grand Prix 1m37.559s +3.071s 53
21 Francesco Pizzi Charouz Racing System 1m37.566s +3.078s 31
22 Enzo Trulli Carlin 1m37.699s +3.211s 56
23 Victor Martins ART Grand Prix 1m37.788s +3.300s 51
24 Oliver Rasmussen Trident 1m37.804s +3.316s 52
25 Hunter Yeany Campos Racing 1m37.959s +3.471s 24
26 Zak O’Sullivan Carlin 1m38.145s +3.657s 57
27 Nazim Azman Hitech GP 1m38.303s +3.815s 45
28 Brad Benavides Carlin 1m38.675s +4.187s 49
29 Laszlo Toth Charouz Racing System 1m38.809s +4.321s 37
30 Alexander Smolyar MP Motorsport no time   0