Rookie Charles Leclerc (Van Amersfoort Racing, 1:50.574 minutes) already was among the quickest in the first official FIA Formula 3 European Championship pre-season tests at Valencia. And in the final tests prior to the season kick-off, at Silverstone, the Monegasque secured the top position on the time sheets. At Silverstone’s 5.901 kilometre GP circuit, he was 0.467 seconds faster than the experienced Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, 1:51,041 minutes) who finished second. George Russell (Carlin, 1:51.054 minutes) and Callum Ilott (Carlin, 1:51.439) – both like Leclerc about to contest their first FIA Formula 3 European Championship season – came third and fourth respectively.
DRIVERS – Carlos SAINZ (Toro Rosso), Felipe NASR (Sauber), Daniil KVYAT (Red Bull Racing), Nico ROSBERG (Mercedes), Kimi RAIKKONEN (Ferrari), Fernando ALONSO (McLaren)