We are back with the results from day 2 and 3 of the post season test in Valencia, lets see who tops the time of each session!
Day 2 Morning-
There was a number of different driver changes for the second day of testing with the main two being Paul Aron replacing Arthur Leclerc at PREMA Racing and Oliver Rasmussen switching to ART Grand Prix.
David Vidales was the first to set the lead time with a 1:21.723 for Campos with Stanek setting an almost identical time shorty afterwards and Saucy set the top 3.
Crawford was then a familiar name at the top during the final hour of the morning session as he went quickest with a 1:21.368 but shortly after there was a red-flag due to Johnathan Hoggard.
The action then resumed but the order didnt really change with the top three being Crawford, Saucy and Stanek.
The top 10 from Tuesday’s morning session:
|1||Jak Crawford||PREMA Racing||1:21.368|
|2||Grégoire Saucy||ART Grand Prix||1:21.447|
|4||Caio Collet||MP Motorsport||1:21.475|
|5||Jack Doohan||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:21.521|
|6||Oliver Bearman||PREMA Racing||1:21.593|
|8||David Vidales||Campos Racing||1:21.723|
|9||Kaylen Frederick||HiTech Grand Prix||1:21.839|
|10||Reece Ushijima||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:21.889|
Three rookies set the standard for the afternoon session, with Colapinto leading Jenzer Motorsport duo Enzo Trulli and William Alatalo with a lap time of 1:22.757.
Edgar then put in a 1:22.739 which put the 2021 Team Champion, Trident at the top of the leaderboard before Saucy brought the session to a halt with a red flag.
Collet was the first to break the 1m 22s on this afternoon session after lapping a 1:21.843 which many drivers tried to beat and failed at doing so. But with only 15 minutes left of the session, Saucy decided to put on new tyres and to knock off the driver off P1 when he lapped a 1:21.789.
The top 10 is as follows for Tuesday’s afternoon session:
|1||Franco Colapinto||MP Motorsport||1:21.759|
|2||Grégoire Saucy||ART Grand Prix||1:21.789|
|3||Caio Collet||MP Motorsport||1:21.843|
|4||Paul Aron||PREMA Racing||1:21.857|
|6||Kaylen Frederick||HiTech Grand Prix||1:21.913|
|8||Jak Crawford||PREMA Racing||1:21.941|
|9||David Vidales||Campos Racing||1:21.951|
|10||Oliver Bearman||PREMA Racing||1:21.979|
Day 3- Morning-
The drivers didn’t hang about to get out on track this morning as soon as the lights went green the action started. We had Caio Collet set the early pace at 1:21.392 ahead of MP’s Colapinto and Ushijima.
Smolyars return to Formula Three machinery didn’t last long as his VAR came to a stop in the first hour which paused the session. Once it resumed Saucy took P1 from Collet by only 0.092s there was then two further stoppages as Bearman came to a halt at Turn 12 and Marti stopped at Turn 4.
Focus then went to data gathering in the second half of the morning and Saucy kept his place at the top of the leaderboard.
The top 10 is as follows for the morning session:
|1||Grégoire Saucy||ART Grand Prix||1:21.300|
|2||Caio Collet||MP Motorsport||1:21.392|
|3||Jack Doohan||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:21.401|
|5||Franco Colapinto||MP Motorsport||1:21.543|
|7||Kaylen Frederick||HiTech Grand Prix||1:21.629|
|8||Jak Crawford||PREMA Racing||1:21.767|
|9||Paul Aron||PREMA Racing||1:21.835|
|10||Victor Martins||ART Grand Prix||1:21.873|
There was lots of long-runs in the afternoon stint until the last half an hour. Collet kept up his impressive work and set the time of 1:22.811 ahead of Edgar and Ushijima.
Collet remained at the top for 2 hours and a half until Doohan pushed him off after there was a red flag due to Benavides stopping on track.
Zak O’Sullivan managed to break into the top 10 after spending the first two days if testing in the latter half of leaderboard. He finished ahead of teammate Logan Sargeant.
The top 10 is as follows for the final session of the 3 days:
|1||Jack Doohan||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:22.354|
|2||Reece Ushijima||Campos Racing||1:22.545|
|4||Alexander Smolyar||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:22.794|
|5||Filip Ugran||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:22.801|
|6||Caio Collet||MP Motorsport||1:22.811|
|7||Hunter Yeany||Campos Racing||1:22.884|
|8||Zak O’Sullivan||Carlin Buzz Racing||1:22.940|
|9||Logan Sargeant||Carlin Buzz Racing||1:23.046|
|10||Isack Hadjar||HiTech Grand Prix||1:23.011|
And this wraps up the post-season testing! Keep your eyes peeled for announcements on which drivers will be on track next year and when the testing calendar for 2022…