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NOVALAK ON TOP, AHEAD OF DOOHAN IN F3 POST-SEASON TESTING

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Clement Novalak finished as the fastest man overall in post-season testing at Barcelona, setting a time of 1:31.989 early in the morning on Day 2, while testing with Trident. The Italian team were the pick of the bunch on Tuesday, finishing first and second in the order, with Red Bull junior Jack Doohan running just 0.158s slower than his teammate.

Matteo Nannini continued his impressive form in Barcelona, following up his P1 finish on Monday, with the third quickest time on Day 2 for ART Grand Prix.

Testing with Jenzer Motorsport, Jonathan Hoggard was the highest placed rookie driver on Day 2, taking fifth overall and first place in the final session. Fellow debutant Victor Martins continued to catch the eye on his maiden stint in F3 with ART Grand Prix, taking seventh place.

MORNING

Barcelona remained bright and dry for the second and final day of post-season testing, allowing the field to enjoy a proper runout in the opening session. Igor Fraga carried on from a positive first day with Hitech Grand Prix, going fastest in the opening hour of testing. The Brazilian was already faster than the quickest driver on Monday afternoon, setting the marker at 1:33.033.

Fraga ended the session in fourth place, as Monday’s best time was broken by Novalak. The British racer finished ninth on Day 1 and was impressing in the cockpit of Trident’s Italian machinery, setting the standard at 1:31.989.

Day 1’s quickest racer, Nannini, had swapped Campos for ART Grand Prix and was doing a similarly astute job. He briefly returned to the top of the table with a time of 1:32.378, before he was knocked off by Novalak. The Italian dropped down to third in the end, as Doohan popped up in P2. The Australian had stuck with Trident for Day 2 and the Italians’ looked like the class of the field on Tuesday morning, taking first and second, Doohan just one tenth shy of his fellow Trident.

Hoggard and Martins were the pick of the rookie drivers, taking fifth and seventh for Jenzer Motorsport and ART, three and four tenths off the quickest time. Olli Caldwell was sandwiched between them in P6 with ART, while Dennis Hauger, Calan Williams and David Schumacher completed the top ten.

AFTERNOON

The field returned to the track after an hour’s break in Barcelona and switched their attention to race simulations, long-runs and data gathering, with the times considerably slower than in the morning.

Hoggard was amongst the first to get back out on track and made his mark by climbing to the top of the leaderboard. The British racer was testing for Jenzer Motorsport and lapped at 1:33.759.

His teammate, Williams, joined him in second place shortly after, although the Australian racer wasn’t able to sustain the same pace and fell down to ninth. The Jenzer racer was overtaken by PREMA debutant Roman Stanek, who was three tenths off his best time. The 16-year-old was joined in the top three by his teammate, Hauger, who was a further tenth shy.

Arthur Leclerc made his maiden appearance in the top five in the final session, finishing just behind the continually impressive Fraga. French racer Martins has been the standout rookie of the test and capped off his debut with another top ten finish, taking the sixth fastest time of the afternoon.

Jak Crawford has sparked plenty of interest over the two-day test, debuting at just 15-years-old, and the Red Bull junior cracked the top ten in the afternoon, taking seventh place, ahead of Pierre-Louis Chovet.

Renault Eurocup leader Caio Collett came in for his debut with MP Motorsport on Day 2 and didn’t take long to gel with the upgrade in machinery, finishing 10th in the final session at Barcelona.

The teams will depart Barcelona with plenty to think about ahead of the second set of post-season tests, which take place in Jerez at the end of October.

2020 FIA FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP – POST-SEASON TESTS, DAY 2, MORNING SESSION

DRIVER TEAM LAPTIME LAPS
1 Clement Novalak Trident 1:31.989 33
2 Jack Doohan Trident 1:32.147 27
3 Matteo Nannini ART Grand Prix 1:32.252 49
4 Igor Fraga Hitech Grand Prix 1:32.290 45
5 Johnathan Hoggard Jenzer Motorsport 1:32.328 42
6 Olli Caldwell ART Grand Prix 1:32.332 42
7 Victor Martins ART Grand Prix 1:32.457 44
8 Dennis Hauger PREMA Racing 1:32.472 28
9 Calan Williams Jenzer Motorsport 1:32.478 27
10 David Schumacher Trident 1:32.549 38
11 Enzo Fittipaldi HWA RACELAB 1:32.575 30
12 Ben Barnicoat Carlin Buzz Racing 1:32.596 40
13 Jak Crawford Hitech Grand Prix 1:32.599 44
14 Caio Collet MP Motorsport 1:32.665 48
15 Pierre Louis Chovet Hitech Grand Prix 1:32.784 43
16 Jonny Edgar MP Motorsport 1:32.878 43
17 Roman Stanek PREMA Racing 1:32.930 27
18 Michael Belov Charouz Racing System 1:33.056 43
19 William Alatalo Campos Racing 1:33.079 44
20 Amaury Cordeel MP Motorsport 1:33.087 43
21 Sophia Floersch Carlin Buzz Racing 1:33.092 39
22 Arthur Leclerc PREMA Racing 1:33.169 30
23 Patrik Pasma Charouz Racing System 1:33.219 42
24 Ido Cohen Carlin Buzz Racing 1:33.240 40
25 Alessandro Famularo Campos Racing 1:33.251 34
26 Oliver Rasmussen HWA RACELAB 1:33.339 32
27 Filip Ugran Jenzer Motorsport 1:33.837 32
28 Rafael Villagomez Campos Racing 1:33.840 48
29 Tijmen van der Helm HWA RACELAB 1:33.947 43
30 Josef Knopp Charouz Racing System 1:34.604 45

2020 FIA FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP – POST-SEASON TESTS, DAY 2, AFTERNOON SESSION

DRIVER TEAM LAPTIME LAPS
1 Johnathan Hoggard Jenzer Motorsport 1:33.759 31
2 Roman Stanek PREMA Racing 1:34.102 42
3 Dennis Hauger PREMA Racing 1:34.167 39
4 Igor Fraga Hitech Grand Prix 1:34.286 41
5 Arthur Leclerc PREMA Racing 1:34.715 41
6 Victor Martins ART Grand Prix 1:34.775 41
7 Jak Crawford Hitech Grand Prix 1:34.794 43
8 Pierre Louis Chovet Hitech Grand Prix 1:34.814 42
9 Calan Williams Jenzer Motorsport 1:34.836 34
10 Caio Collet MP Motorsport 1:34.859 37
11 Ben Barnicoat Carlin Buzz Racing 1:34.870 31
12 Enzo Fittipaldi HWA RACELAB 1:34.927 54
13 Matteo Nannini ART Grand Prix 1:35.082 42
14 Michael Belov Charouz Racing System 1:35.151 22
15 Oliver Rasmussen HWA RACELAB 1:35.398 36
16 Patrik Pasma Charouz Racing System 1:35.453 35
17 Alessandro Famularo Campos Racing 1:35.484 31
18 Sophia Floersch Carlin Buzz Racing 1:35.608 32
19 Filip Ugran Jenzer Motorsport 1:35.802 25
20 William Alatalo Campos Racing 1:35.838 35
21 Josef Knopp Charouz Racing System 1:35.892 33
22 Jonny Edgar MP Motorsport 1:35.899 35
23 Olli Caldwell ART Grand Prix 1:35.913 35
24 Amaury Cordeel MP Motorsport 1:35.972 34
25 Rafael Villagomez Campos Racing 1:36.189 31
26 Clement Novalak Trident 1:36.214 47
27 Ido Cohen Carlin Buzz Racing 1:36.233 28
28 Jack Doohan Trident 1:36.514 46
29 David Schumacher Trident 1:36.682 43
30 Tijmen van der Helm HWA RACELAB 1:36.763 44

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