Jazeman Jaafar clocks up top time in Rockingham British Formula 3 practice
|By Ben Anderson||Friday, September 2nd 2011, 13:54 GMT|
Jazeman Jaafar clocked the fastest time in free practice ahead of this weekend's British Formula 3 round at Rockingham.
The Malaysian topped two of the three 50-minute sessions of running at the Corby oval venue, setting his quickest time in the morning's opening period.
The Carlin driver's 1m12.656s best was enough to beat Hitech's second session pacesetter Pietro Fantin to the fastest time by 0.108 seconds.
"It's a great way to start the weekend," said 18-year-old Jaafar. "We have worked hard to get the car where it is and now it is a question of getting my head down and maintaining the pace through qualifying tomorrow. I'm feeling quietly confident."
The remaining quintet of Carlin drivers filled the next five places, with Kevin Magnussen, Rupert Svendsen-Cook, Carlos Huertas, Jack Harvey and championship leader Felipe Nasr all breaking through the 1m13s barrier.
Double R Racing's Pipo Derani and Scott Pye were next, lapping within 0.033s of each other in eighth and ninth, while Fortec's Will Buller rounded out a top 10 covered by just 0.517s around the 1.94-mile circuit.