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DOOHAN TOPS TRIDENT 1-2 IN FINAL POST-SEASON TESTS AT JEREZ

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Experienced paid off for Jack Doohan, as the Australian finished fastest overall in the final 2020 FIA Formula 3 post-season test at Jerez. The Trident racer set the best time during a qualifying simulation in the morning session, lapping at 1:29.041, just 0.0019s faster than his Carlin teammate, Clement Novalak.

Jenzer Motorsport’s Calan Williams completed the top three, but was nearly three tenths off the rapid Trident pairing. 15-year-old Jak Crawford finished as the highest rookie driver of the post-season test, posting the fourth fastest time.

MORNING

The temperature was once again mild as the cars hit the track in Jerez for the final day of post-season testing this year. Dennis Hauger led the field out of the traps and set the early standard at 1:30.043, during a flurry of early fast laps.

Shortly after, a fresh set of tyres were chucked on and Enzo Fittipaldi replaced the PREMA driver at the top of the timesheets, punching in the fastest time of testing at Jerez so far, lapping at 1:29.675.

There were a couple of stoppages around the hour mark as Alessandro Famularo came to a halt at the chicane, before Ollie Caldwell skidded off track at Turn 9.

Doohan skipped to the top of the standings when action resumed. The Australian was creeping towards the 1m 29s barrier, beating out Hauger and Caio Collet with a time of 1:29.041.

Turn 9 was proving tricky to master, as Francesco Pizzi went crunching through the gravel at the same place as Caldwell, bringing out a brief red flag.

Jonathon Hoggard swerved off track and onto the gravel at Turn 5 in the final stages, bringing out another red flag, which ended the session five minutes early. This meant that Doohan finished the session in first place, beating out his teammate Clement Novalak by less than two hundredths of a second.

They may not have been able to touch the Trident duo for pace, but Calan Williams, Crawford, David Beckmann and Hauger were all able to get the better of Collet, who dropped down the order to seventh. Hoggard finished eighth with Campos, as Arthur Leclerc and Fittipaldi completed the top ten.

AFTERNOON

The cars headed back out onto the track for the final time after lunch and were prioritising race runs as they looked to gather some final data. Igor Fraga found time for a fast lap early on, touring at 1:30.091, ahead of Calan Williams and David Beckmann.

There was a brief red flag as Arthur Leclerc stopped off track at Turn 8, but action soon resumed with Fraga still on top, the Brazilian completing more than 50 laps in the afternoon alone.

Little else would change in the final 90 minutes, as Fraga held on to first place ahead of Williams and Collet. Hauger took fourth, ahead of Hoggard, Leclerc and Cameron Das. Frederik Vesti, Beckmann and Bent Viscaal completed the top ten.

The tests in Jerez conclude the F3 Championship for 2020. Keep an eye on our official website and social media channels for information on the calendar for 2021.

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

  DRIVER TEAM LAPTIME LAPS
1 Jack Doohan Trident 1:29.041 42
2 Clément Novalak Trident 1:29.060 45
3 Calan Williams Jenzer Motorsport 1:29.328 41
4 Jak Crawford Hitech Grand Prix 1:29.336 43
5 David Beckmann Charouz Racing System 1:29.350 27
6 Dennis Hauger PREMA Racing 1:29.361 29
7 Caio Collet ART Grand Prix 1:29.461 50
8 Johnathan Hoggard Campos Racing 1:29.514 35
9 Arthur Leclerc PREMA Racing 1:29.516 29
10 Enzo Fittipaldi HWA RACELAB 1:29.558 35
11 Igor Fraga Hitech Grand Prix 1:29.622 47
12 Pierre-Louis Chovet HWA RACELAB 1:29.628 33
13 David Schumacher Trident 1:29.674 32
14 Frederik Vesti ART Grand Prix 1:29.698 49
15 Olli Caldwell ART Grand Prix 1:29.705 44
16 Matteo Nannini Hitech Grand Prix 1:29.718 33
17 David Vidales Campos Racing 1:29.728 34
18 Bent Viscaal MP Motorsport 1:29.833 40
19 Cameron Das Carlin Buzz Racing 1:29.917 39
20 Jonny Edgar MP Motorsport 1:30.099 38
21 Oliver Rasmussen PREMA Racing 1:30.135 26
22 Reshad de Gerus Charouz Racing System 1:30.285 39
23 Nazim Azman Carlin Buzz Racing 1:30.310 48
24 Ido Cohen Carlin Buzz Racing 1:30.410 47
25 Sophia Flörsch HWA RACELAB 1:30.590 43
26 Francesco Pizzi MP Motorsport 1:30.634 35
27 Rafael Villagomez Jenzer Motorsport 1:30.744 28
28 Konsta Lappalainen Charouz Racing System 1:30.924 47
29 Filip Ugran Jenzer Motorsport 1:30.960 34
30 Alessandro Famularo Campos Racing 1:31.082 35

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

  DRIVER TEAM LAPTIME LAPS
1 Igor Fraga Hitech Grand Prix 1:30.091 55
2 Calan Williams Jenzer Motorsport 1:30.238 36
3 Caio Collet ART Grand Prix 1:30.259 43
4 Dennis Hauger PREMA Racing 1:30.334 35
5 Johnathan Hoggard Campos Racing 1:30.543 33
6 Arthur Leclerc PREMA Racing 1:30.564 31
7 Cameron Das Carlin Buzz Racing 1:30.570 33
8 Frederik Vesti ART Grand Prix 1:30.620 41
9 David Beckmann Charouz Racing System 1:30.670 34
10 Bent Viscaal MP Motorsport 1:30.768 32
11 Oliver Rasmussen PREMA Racing 1:30.772 35
12 Matteo Nannini Hitech Grand Prix 1:30.832 59
13 Olli Caldwell ART Grand Prix 1:30.944 42
14 Sophia Flörsch HWA RACELAB 1:31.088 46
15 David Vidales Campos Racing 1:31.142 53
16 Enzo Fittipaldi HWA RACELAB 1:31.153 55
17 Filip Ugran Jenzer Motorsport 1:31.503 41
18 Ido Cohen Carlin Buzz Racing 1:31.700 33
19 Pierre-Louis Chovet HWA RACELAB 1:31.721 55
20 Nazim Azman Carlin Buzz Racing 1:31.793 34
21 Alessandro Famularo Campos Racing 1:31.828 29
22 Rafael Villagomez Jenzer Motorsport 1:31.858 37
23 Konsta Lappalainen Charouz Racing System 1:31.929 56
24 Francesco Pizzi MP Motorsport 1:32.021 40
25 Jack Doohan Trident 1:32.294 50
26 Jak Crawford Hitech Grand Prix 1:32.426 54
27 Clément Novalak Trident 1:32.468 56
28 David Schumacher Trident 1:32.715 43
29 Reshad de Gerus Charouz Racing System 1:32.954 48
30 Jonny Edgar MP Motorsport 1:32.976 48

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