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F3 - Doohan tops both sessions on Day 1 of testing in Jerez

12.05.21

Testing in Jerez Day 1 report 

Trident’s Jack Doohan carried over his form from the opening round of the season, leading both the morning and the afternoon stint on the opening day of testing in Jerez.

It was the Trident racer’s morning tour that finished at the top of the timesheets, with a time of 1:29.625 enough to beat out teammate Clement Novalak and ART Grand Prix’s Frederik Vesti.

MORNING

Making the trip from the Northeast of Spain to the Southwest, the F3 field followed up the opening round of the campaign in Barcelona with a two-day test in Jerez two days later, giving them a chance to build on what they’d learned.

Heading out at the first opportunity under the Spanish sun, MP Motorsport were amongst the busiest in the opening half an hour, with Tijmen Van der Helm the first man to top the leaderboard, before Caio Collet got the fast laps underway, setting the standard at 1:31.304. The Alpine junior continued in a similar vein throughout the session, eventually finishing in P8.

Juan Manuel Correa scored his first point in F3 during Race 2 at Barcelona and followed this up with a table-topping time on the opening morning in Jerez, setting a 1:30.754 to beat out ART Grand Prix teammate Vesti. Though Correa later dropped down the order and out of the top 10, Vesti was able to take P3 at the chequered flag.

Jonny Edgar and Calan Williams were the first drivers to break the 1m 30s barrier, doing so within seconds of each other, but it was the Carlin Buzz driver who went quickest, lapping at 1:29.991. The duo had fallen to fourth and seventh by the end of the session.

Setting the fastest time at the post-season tests in Jerez last October, Doohan put himself back at the top of the order with the quickest of the morning runs, lapping at 1:29.625, ahead of Trident teammate Novalak.

Alex Smolyar completed the top five ahead of Ayumu Iwasa. Pierre-Louis Chovet and Jak Crawford took the final two top 10 spots, finishing ninth and 10th.

AFTERNOON

Current Championship leader, Dennis Hauger, flexed his muscles at the start of the afternoon session, setting the pace at 1:31.405 ahead of Doohan and his PREMA teammate, Arthur Leclerc.

There was plenty of time to still be found around Jerez though, and Roman Stanek was the first to find it, overtaking the PREMA with a tour of 1:31.332, before his teammate, Iwasa leapt above him with the first sub-1m 31s time of the afternoon.

But it was the familiar name of Doohan who ended the session on top, following up his successful morning stint with the quickest time of the afternoon as well, lapping at 1:30.605 to drop Iwasa to P2.

It was an all-Red Bull academy top four as Jak Crawford claimed third ahead of Hauger, with Doohan’s teammate, Novalak, completing the top five. Edgar ensured that all of the Red Bull Juniors had a spot in the top 10, as he took P6 ahead of Leclerc and Collet.

Stanek had dropped to P9 by the time the session concluded, while Amaury Cordeel took the final place in the top 10.

2021 FIA FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP - JEREZ TEST, DAY 1, MORNING SESSION**

 DRIVERTEAMLAPTIMELAPS
1Jack DoohanTrident1:29.62518
2Clément NovalakTrident1:29.67613
3Frederik VestiART Grand Prix1:29.70028
4Jonny EdgarCarlin Buzz Racing1:29.91131
5Alexander SmolyarART Grand Prix1:29.92728
6Ayumu IwasaHitech Grand Prix1:29.94429
7Calan WilliamsJenzer Motorsport1:29.96723
8Caio ColletMP Motorsport1:30.04426
9Pierre Louis ChovetJenzer Motorsport1:30.06429
10Jak CrawfordHitech Grand Prix1:30.09730
11Oliver RasmussenHWA RACELAB1:30.18130
12Kaylen FrederickCarlin Buzz Racing1:30.22832
13Enzo FittipaldiCharouz Racing System1:30.32425
14David SchumacherTrident1:30.42913
15Ido CohenCarlin Buzz Racing1:30.43830
16Matteo NanniniHWA RACELAB1:30.51121
17Juan Manuel CorreaART Grand Prix1:30.55129
18Arthur LeclercPREMA Racing1:30.60432
19Olli CaldwellPREMA Racing1:30.66433
20Rafael VillagomezHWA RACELAB1:30.76229
21Roman StanekHitech Grand Prix1:31.09030
22Tijmen van der HelmMP Motorsport1:31.19226
23Filip UgranJenzer Motorsport1:31.20328
24Amaury CordeelCampos Racing1:31.55432
25Reshad de GerusCharouz Racing System1:31.70422
26Lorenzo ColomboCampos Racing1:31.78829
27László TóthCampos Racing1:32.04437
28Victor MartinsMP Motorsport1:32.15311
29Dennis HaugerPREMA Racing1:32.38325

2021 FIA FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP - JEREZ TEST, DAY 1, AFTERNOON SESSION**

 DRIVERTEAMLAPTIMELAPS
1Jack DoohanTrident1:30.60522
2Ayumu IwasaHitech Grand Prix1:30.61625
3Jak CrawfordHitech Grand Prix1:30.66530
4Dennis HaugerPREMA Racing1:30.72029
5Clément NovalakTrident1:30.78129
6Jonny EdgarCarlin Buzz Racing1:30.79546
7Arthur LeclercPREMA Racing1:30.86730
8Caio ColletMP Motorsport1:30.88238
9Roman StanekHitech Grand Prix1:30.91929
10Amaury CordeelCampos Racing1:30.95627
11Alexander SmoylarART Grand Prix1:30.95836
12Juan Manuel CorreaART Grand Prix1:30.99636
13Calan WilliamsJenzer Motorsport1:31.04941
14Olli CaldwellPREMA Racing1:31.09430
15Enzo FittipaldiCharouz Racing System1:31.19224
16David SchumacherTrident1:31.19625
17Kaylen FrederickCarlin Buzz Racing1:31.19834
18Frederik VestiART Grand Prix1:31.20536
19Lorenzo ColomboCampos Racing1:31.31531
20Victor MartinsMP Motorsport1:31.46346
21Ido CohenCarlin Buzz Racing1:31.56047
22Oliver RasmussenHWA RACELAB1:31.62057
23Pierre Louis ChovetJenzer Motorsport1:31.74137
24Rafael VillagomezHWA RACELAB1:31.82356
25Reshad de GerusCharouz Racing System1:31.90735
26Tijmen van der HelmMP Motorsport1:32.18428
27Filip UgranJenzer Motorsport1:32.21041
28László TóthCampos Racing1:32.55042
29Matteo NanniniHWA RACELAB1:33.42155