New Red Bull junior Sette Camara sets the pace in F3 Euro test

Red Bull junior Sergio Sette Camara headed the official Formula 3 European Championship test day at the Hungaroring ahead of this weekend's second round

New Red Bull junior Sette Camara sets the pace in F3 Euro test

The Brazilian's Motopark Dallara-Volkswagen went comfortably clear of the opposition just into the final half-hour of running, giving a further boost to Sette Camara, who demonstrated a Red Bull Formula 1 car at Motorland Aragon last weekend.

Lance Stroll put in a quick lap just before the session closed, the Prema Powerteam driver ending up just 0.019 seconds adrift of Sette Camara.

The leading duo were some way ahead of the rest, with George Russell taking third place in his Hitech GP car, ahead of Prema man Maximilian Gunther and the second Motopark-run Red Bull junior, rookie Niko Kari.

Completing a show of strength for the East German Motopark team were Joel Eriksson and Ferrari junior Guan Yu Zhou, who were sixth and seventh respectively.

The slower morning session was a tour de force from Prema, with championship leader Nick Cassidy setting the quickest time, almost two tenths clear of Stroll, and with Gunther in third place.

The fourth Prema car of Ralf Aron was fourth until the very end of the session, when Van Amersfoort Racing's Callum Ilott displaced him.

The test day featured two dress rehearsals of the virtual safety car system, which has been written into the sporting regulations for 2016.

The afternoon VSC trial featured drama when a loose drainage cover between Turns 4 and 5 was hit by Mikkel Jensen, causing damage to the monocoque of the Mucke Motorsport car and meaning he will probably have to compete with a replacement tub this weekend.

The delay while marshals fixed the drain caused testing to be extended by a further 30 minutes.

MORNING TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.412s - 46
2 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.591s 0.179s 31
3 Maximilian Guenther Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.684s 0.272s 41
4 Callum Ilott Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.887s 0.475s 44
5 Ralf Aron Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m35.002s 0.590s 44
6 Anthoine Hubert Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m35.071s 0.659s 45
7 George Russell Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m35.092s 0.680s 46
8 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m35.194s 0.782s 46
9 Joel Eriksson Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m35.283s 0.871s 37
10 Harrison Newey Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m35.358s 0.946s 50
11 Niko Kari Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m35.416s 1.004s 39
12 Alessio Lorandi Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m35.465s 1.053s 47
13 Guanyu Zhou Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m35.608s 1.196s 40
14 Mikkel Jensen Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m35.614s 1.202s 44
15 Pedro Piquet Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m35.631s 1.219s 50
16 Ben Barnicoat Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m35.742s 1.330s 46
17 Nikita Mazepin Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m35.825s 1.413s 38
18 Ryan Tveter Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m35.861s 1.449s 48
19 Zhi Cong Li Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m36.250s 1.838s 42
20 Arjun Maini ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/Threebond 1m36.591s 2.179s 50

AFTERNOON TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m33.660s - 45
2 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m33.679s 0.019s 57
3 George Russell Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.070s 0.410s 39
4 Maximilian Guenther Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.227s 0.567s 25
5 Niko Kari Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m34.267s 0.607s 39
6 Joel Eriksson Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m34.290s 0.630s 45
7 Guanyu Zhou Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m34.307s 0.647s 43
8 Callum Ilott Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.388s 0.728s 47
9 Anthoine Hubert Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.462s 0.802s 57
10 Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.482s 0.822s 54
11 Ralf Aron Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.616s 0.956s 44
12 Harrison Newey Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.617s 0.957s 52
13 Alessio Lorandi Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m34.719s 1.059s 56
14 Pedro Piquet Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.730s 1.070s 50
15 Ben Barnicoat Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m34.748s 1.088s 45
16 Nikita Mazepin Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m35.203s 1.543s 39
17 Ryan Tveter Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m35.216s 1.556s 48
18 Zhi Cong Li Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m35.540s 1.880s 46
19 Arjun Maini ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 1m36.459s 2.799s 52

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