Jaafar fastest in Silverstone F3 test

Jazeman Jaafar led a Carlin one-two-three after the final day of the second official British Formula 3 test of the new season at Silverstone today

Jaafar fastest in Silverstone F3 test

The Malaysian was the only driver to dip below the 1m53s barrier on the Grand Prix circuit, and his best lap from the fourth and final session of the day was enough to outpace team-mate Felipe Nasr by 0.139 seconds.

Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver Jack Harvey made it a trio of ex-Formula BMW Europe drivers in the top three by going third quickest, just under three tenths shy of the best time.

Double R Racing duo Pipo Derani and Scott Pye showed marked improvement to wind up fourth and fifth - and best of the non-Volkswagen-powered drivers on day two.

Reigning British Formula Ford champion Pye was second fastest in the day's opening wet session and both he and Brazilian team-mate Derani lapped their Dallara-Mercedes cars within four tenths of the outright pace in the dry.

Yesterday's pacesetter Carlos Huertas ended up sixth fastest, less than four hundredths of a second slower than Pye and just over half a tenth faster than the similar Dallara-VW of team-mate Kevin Magnussen.

T-Sport's Menasheh Idafar showed strongly on day two to go eighth fastest, after topping the times in the penultimate session of the test.

Pietro Fantin (Hitech), Rupert Svendsen-Cook (Carlin) and Hywel Lloyd (Sino Vision) rounded out the top 11 places, which were all covered by less than six tenths of a second around the 3.66-mile circuit.

Frontrunning squad Fortec again struggled to get within a second of the outright pace with its trio of Dallara-Mercedes. Lucas Foresti was fastest in the morning's wet session but was 0.979s adrift in 12th in the dry, while team-mates Harry Tincknell and Will Buller were 14th and 15th, 1.312s and 1.594s off the pace respectively.

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap 1. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin Dallara-VW 1m52.920s 2. Felipe Nasr Carlin Dallara-VW 1m53.059s + 0.139s 3. Jack Harvey Carlin Dallara-VW 1m53.207s + 0.287s 4. Pipo Derani Double R Dallara-Merc 1m53.267s + 0.347s 5. Scott Pye Double R Dallara-Merc 1m53.306s + 0.386s 6. Carlos Huertas Carlin Dallara-VW 1m53.344s + 0.424s 7. Kevin Magnussen Carlin Dallara-VW 1m53.396s + 0.476s 8. Menasheh Idafar T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m53.415s + 0.495s 9. Pietro Fantin Hitech Dallara-VW 1m53.469s + 0.549s 10. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Carlin Dallara-VW 1m53.479s + 0.559s 11. Hywel Lloyd Sino Vision Dallara-Merc 1m53.503s + 0.583s 12. Lucas Foresti Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m53.899s + 0.979s 13. Riki Christodoulou Hitech Dallara-VW 1m53.914s + 0.994s 14. Harry Tincknell Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m54.232s + 1.312s 15. William Buller Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m54.514s + 1.594s 16. Yann Cunha T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m54.747s + 1.827s 17. Adderly Fong Sino Vision Dallara-Merc 1m55.064s + 2.144s 18. Bart Hylkema T-Sport Dallara-Mugen 1m55.402s + 2.482s 19. Kotaru Sakurai Hitech Dallara-Mugen 1m58.092s + 5.172s 
shares
comments
Huertas leads as Carlin dominates

Previous article

Huertas leads as Carlin dominates

Next article

Vanthoor tops Valencia F3 test

Vanthoor tops Valencia F3 test
Load comments
From zero to hero: How F3's 2021 champion bounced back Plus

From zero to hero: How F3's 2021 champion bounced back

After a disastrous 2020 in FIA Formula 3 with Hitech, Dennis Hauger began to doubt himself - with the self-belief he had built through success in junior series evaporating. But after regrouping, he stormed to the F3 title in 2021. Here’s how he did it

FIA F3
Oct 6, 2021
How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss Plus

How Campos Racing has bounced back from its devastating loss

After the sudden death of its founder in January, Formula 2 stalwart Campos Racing was left facing its hardest season to date. But new team boss Adrian Jr is determined to honour his father’s legacy and has returned the team to its winning ways

FIA F2
Sep 20, 2021
How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived Plus

How F2 and F3's flawed format changes could prove shortlived

After a chaotic 2020, marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the FIA brought in radical changes to Formula 2 and 3. But less than 12 months later, there are talks of them being reversed after all did not go to plan…

FIA F2
Sep 9, 2021
How the latest 'son of' youngster found his feet in F3 Plus

How the latest 'son of' youngster found his feet in F3

After a promising start to his single-seater racing career, life in the Formula 1 feeder series gave Jack Doohan a reality check. But, following a year of learning and toiling, the driver with one of the most famous surnames on the Formula 3 grid isn’t feeling the weight of expectation pushing down too hard on him any longer

FIA F3
Jun 30, 2021
The Monaco win that started another triple crown Plus

The Monaco win that started another triple crown

30 years ago, victory in the Monaco Grand Prix-supporting Formula 3 race – then a showpiece invitational event – began a young Jorg Muller’s pursuit of a unique set of street circuit wins that he’d later complete at Macau and Pau

FIA F3
May 21, 2021
How two F3 stars face new challenges from very different perspectives Plus

How two F3 stars face new challenges from very different perspectives

ART Grand Prix team-mates Frederik Vesti and Juan Manuel Correa's paths to the 2021 FIA Formula 3 Championship grid couldn’t have been further apart, but both are using the same focus for different goals

FIA F3
May 5, 2021
Why Correa's return is the feelgood story racing needed Plus

Why Correa's return is the feelgood story racing needed

Juan Manuel Correa has had a long road to recovery from that horrific day at Spa in 2019. ART's decision to give him his race return in FIA Formula 3 in 2021 is a victory in itself, but his determination will surely - in time - have him fighting for bigger things

FIA F3
Feb 2, 2021
Why Piastri's F3 title was better than results suggested Plus

Why Piastri's F3 title was better than results suggested

F3 rookie Oscar Piastri only just snatched the 2020 title with Prema Racing, but the setbacks he overcame to do so suggest that Renault's next Australian talent is one destined for the top

FIA F3
Jan 12, 2021