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Zeltweg European F3 testing: Felix Serralles fastest for West-Tec

Felix Serralles

Felix Serralles put European Formula 3 Championship newcomer West-Tec on top of the times as the second pre-season test began at Zeltweg on Tuesday.

The squad, which has graduated from British F3 and the former European F3 Open series, and its Puerto Rican driver set a best time of 1m25.244s in the afternoon session at the Austrian Grand Prix Formula 1 venue.

Antonio Giovinazzi continued his strong form from last week's Hungaroring test in second place for Carlin.

Morning pacesetter Riccardo Agostini of Eurointernational ended up third overall.

Title favourite Felix Rosenqvist was fourth ahead of Giovinazzi's team-mate Ed Jones.

Rookies Esteban Ocon and Max Verstappen were Agostini's closest challengers in the morning, slipping to seventh and eighth behind Nicholas Latifi in the combined standings.

Jordan King and Ferrari protege Antonio Fuoco completed the top 10.

Formula Renault 3.5 driver Marco Sorensen stood in for fellow Lotus F1 junior Oscar Tunjo at the Renault-powered Signature team. He was 25th overall.

Carlin's Tom Blomqvist had to sit out the opening day due to engine problems that had begun in Hungary last week. He will resume running on Wednesday.

Pos  Driver               Team/Car                        Time       Gap
 1.  Felix Serralles      West-Tec Dallara-Merc           1m25.244s
 2.  Antonio Giovinazzi   Carlin Dallara-VW               1m25.328s  +0.084s
 3.  Riccardo Agostini    Eurointernational Dallara-Merc  1m25.617s  +0.373s
 4.  Felix Rosenqvist     Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m25.657s  +0.413s
 5.  Ed Jones             Carlin Dallara-VW               1m25.794s  +0.550s
 6.  Nicholas Latifi      Prema Dallara-Merc              1m25.847s  +0.603s
 7.  Esteban Ocon         Prema Dallara-Merc              1m25.851s  +0.607s
 8.  Max Verstappen       Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       1m25.863s  +0.619s
 9.  Jordan King          Carlin Dallara-VW               1m25.956s  +0.712s
10.  Antonio Fuoco        Prema Dallara-Merc              1m25.974s  +0.730s
11.  Sean Gelael          Carlin Dallara-VW               1m26.073s  +0.829s
12.  Dennis van de Laar   Prema Dallara-Merc              1m26.086s  +0.842s
13.  John Bryant-Meisner  Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m26.125s  +0.881s
14.  Lucas Auer           Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m26.150s  +0.906s
15.  Felipe Guimaraes     Double R Dallara-Merc           1m26.280s  +1.036s
16.  Roy Nissany          Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m26.320s  +1.076s
17.  Jake Dennis          Carlin Dallara-VW               1m26.323s  +1.079s
18.  Mitchell Gilbert     Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m26.439s  +1.195s
19.  Michele Beretta      Eurointernational Dallara-Merc  1m26.505s  +1.261s
20.  Hector Hurst         West-Tec Dallara-Merc           1m26.605s  +1.361s
21.  Sandro Zeller        Jo Zeller Dallara-Merc          1m26.616s  +1.372s
22.  Spike Goddard        T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          1m26.686s  +1.442s
23.  Alexander Toril      T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          1m26.773s  +1.529s
24.  Gustavo Menezes      Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       1m26.781s  +1.537s
25.  Marco Sorensen       Signature Dallara-Renault       1m27.321s  +2.077s
26.  Jules Szymkowiak     Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       1m27.511s  +2.267s
27.  Tatiana Calderon     Signature Dallara-Renault       1m27.521s  +2.277s
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