F3: Lorandi fastest in testing

F3: Lorandi fastest in testing

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F3: Lorandi fastest in testing

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Alessio Lorandi

Pau Grand Prix winner Alessio Lorandi topped the opening salvo of the Formula 3 European Championship’s two-day mid-season test at Hockenheim.

The Italian and his Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen stamped in the day’s fastest time quite early in the opening session, at which point he was comfortably ahead of the opposition.

Most of the quick runners set their times during late runs toward the end of the morning, when it was Mikkel Jensen who emerged as the closest rival to Lorandi, the Dane finishing 0.089 seconds adrift in his Mucke Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes.

Very close behind were Van Amersfoort Racing’s two British drivers, Callum Ilott and Harrison Newey, who sandwiched Hitech GP man George Russell.

Joel Eriksson, unlucky to be denied his maiden F3 win at the Norisring last weekend, rounded out the top six, and the Motopark-run Swede also topped the afternoon session, which was generally slightly slower.

Ilott was again in the reckoning, finishing a mere 0.004s adrift, while Lorandi backed up his morning form by claiming third in the afternoon.

Mucke’s David Beckmann and VAR runner Pedro Piquet were fourth and fifth in the afternoon, while the Prema Powerteam car of Nick Cassidy, who was quickest in the afternoon before a spree of runs in the final hour, finished sixth.

That was the quickest performance all day for a driver from Prema, which traditionally keeps its powder dry in testing; the team’s championship leader Lance Stroll had a best of seventh in the morning.

While most of the teams made the relatively short hop from last weekend’s round at the Norisring, Fortec Motorsport arrived from Daventry to make its Euro F3 return.

Ferdinand Habsburg put in a respectable performance on only his second day in an FIA-spec F3 car on Hankook tires, lapping 15th fastest out of the 23 runners in the morning.

MORNING TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Alessio Lorandi Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.226ss 1m32.226s 39
2 Mikkel Jensen kfzteile Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.315ss 0.089s 48
3 Callum Ilott Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.331ss 0.105s 48
4 George Russell HitechGP Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.333ss 0.107s 41
5 Harrison Newey Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.390ss 0.164s 40
6 Joel Eriksson Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.417ss 0.191s 33
7 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.467ss 0.241s 45
8 Ben Barnicoat HitechGP Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.489ss 0.263s 37
9 David Beckmann kfzteile Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.657ss 0.431s 42
10 Ryan Tveter Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.767ss 0.541s 51
11 Pedro Piquet Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.824ss 0.598s 39
12 Niko Kari Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.867ss 0.641s 49
13 Anthoine Hubert Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.884ss 0.658s 53
14 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.929ss 0.703s 35
15 Ferdinand Habsburg Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.965ss 0.739s 35
16 Nikita Mazepin HitechGP Dallara/Mercedes 1m33.206ss 0.980s 39
17 Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m33.217ss 0.991s 42
18 Maximilian Gunther Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m33.222ss 0.996s 43
19 William Buller Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m33.227ss 1.001s 20
20 Guan Yu Zhou Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m33.288ss 1.062s 50
21 Weiron Tan Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m33.412ss 1.186s 42
22 Ralf Aron Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m33.436ss 1.210s 47
23 Vasiliy Romanov Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.380ss 2.154s 39

AFTERNOON TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Joel Eriksson Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.531ss 1m32.531s 26
2 Callum Ilott Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.535ss 0.004s 39
3 Alessio Lorandi Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.577ss 0.046s 36
4 David Beckmann kfzteile Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.654ss 0.123s 35
5 Pedro Piquet Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.751ss 0.220s 29
6 Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.767ss 0.236s 37
7 Maximilian Gunther Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.806ss 0.275s 41
8 Ryan Tveter Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.809ss 0.278s 35
9 Niko Kari Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.818ss 0.287s 32
10 Ralf Aron Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.881ss 0.350s 36
11 Anthoine Hubert Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.924ss 0.393s 42
12 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.924ss 0.393s 28
13 Guan Yu Zhou Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.988ss 0.457s 32
14 Mikkel Jensen kfzteile Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m33.009ss 0.478s 25
15 George Russell HitechGP Dallara/Mercedes 1m33.012ss 0.481s 33
16 Harrison Newey Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m33.219ss 0.688s 35
17 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m33.264ss 0.733s 32
18 Weiron Tan Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m33.329ss 0.798s 34
19 Ben Barnicoat HitechGP Dallara/Mercedes 1m33.332ss 0.801s 29
20 William Buller Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m33.363ss 0.832s 31
21 Nikita Mazepin HitechGP Dallara/Mercedes 1m33.385ss 0.854s 28
22 Ferdinand Habsburg Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m33.631ss 1.100s 33
23 Vasiliy Romanov Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.722ss 2.191s 29

 

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