Prema's Felix Rosenqvist ends Algarve European F3 test on top

Felix Rosenqvist and Nick Cassidy kept Prema Powerteam on top as the two-day Formula 3 European Championship test at the Algarve circuit concluded

Prema's Felix Rosenqvist ends Algarve European F3 test on top

After team-mate Lance Stroll had topped both sessions on Tuesday, F3 veteran Rosenqvist went quickest an hour into Wednesday morning's running.

Displacing new Prema recruit Cassidy, the Swede quickly improved to a time of 1m41.759s that would go unbeaten for the remainder of the session.

In the afternoon, Rosenqvist went back to the top early on and looked like he would see out the day there, but his benchmark was eventually bettered by Cassidy inside the final half an hour.

The New Zealander, who jointly leads the Japanese F3 standings with one round to go, managed a 1m42.671s to set the best time of the afternoon.

British racer George Russell was closest to the Prema pair in both sessions for Carlin, falling within a few hundredths of second place on both occasions.

Motopark duo Sergio Sette Camara and Markus Pommer rounded out the top five in the morning in front of two more Carlin racers, Red Bull junior Callum Ilott and standings leader Antonio Giovinazzi.

Alexander Sims brought the new Hitech Grand Prix team into the top 10 in eighth, followed by Raoul Hyman and Pietro Fittipaldi.

In the afternoon, Pommer was fourth ahead of fellow German Maximilian Gunther, who had the rest of the top 10 within a tenth of his time.

Ilott was sixth ahead of Giovinazzi, Sette Camara, Jake Dennis and Hyman, with Charles Leclerc 11th.

After his pacesetting form of Tuesday, Stroll had a considerably quieter day with 16th and 19th in the two sessions.

MORNING TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m41.759s - 52
2 Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m41.920s 0.161s 47
3 George Russell Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m41.934s 0.175s 54
4 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m41.990s 0.231s 44
5 Markus Pommer Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m41.993s 0.234s 45
6 Callum Ilott Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.020s 0.261s 37
7 Antonio Giovinazzi Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.116s 0.357s 34
8 Alexander Sims Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.210s 0.451s 34
9 Raoul Hyman Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.323s 0.564s 42
10 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.337s 0.578s 50
11 Alexander Albon Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.358s 0.599s 49
12 Sam MacLeod Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.383s 0.624s 29
13 Nabil Jeffri Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.405s 0.646s 43
14 Gustavo Menezes Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.418s 0.659s 43
15 Charles Leclerc Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.466s 0.707s 56
16 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.508s 0.749s 50
17 Alessio Lorandi Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.598s 0.839s 48
18 Tatiana Calderon Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.638s 0.879s 38
19 Mikkel Jensen KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.646s 0.887s 40
20 Santino Ferrucci KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.794s 1.035s 44
21 Julio Moreno ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 1m42.810s 1.051s 43
22 Maximilian Guenther KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.830s 1.071s 43
23 Matt Solomon Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.926s 1.167s 37
24 Andy Chang Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.933s 1.174s 42
25 Jake Dennis Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.030s 1.271s 32
26 Matt Rao Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.063s 1.304s 47
27 Ryan Tveter Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.097s 1.338s 45
28 Michele Beretta KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.327s 1.568s 33
29 Arjun Maini Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.355s 1.596s 54
30 Dorian Boccolacci Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.396s 1.637s 40
31 Zhi Cong Li Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.569s 1.810s 47
32 Mahaveer Raghunathan Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.162s 2.403s 59

AFTERNOON TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.671s - 33
2 Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.802s 0.131s 51
3 George Russell Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.838s 0.167s 37
4 Markus Pommer Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.877s 0.206s 43
5 Maximilian Guenther KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.071s 0.400s 35
6 Callum Ilott Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.093s 0.422s 37
7 Antonio Giovinazzi Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.099s 0.428s 42
8 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.105s 0.434s 41
9 Jake Dennis Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.119s 0.448s 49
10 Raoul Hyman Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.168s 0.497s 37
11 Charles Leclerc Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.195s 0.524s 50
12 Gustavo Menezes Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.219s 0.548s 32
13 Sam MacLeod Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.279s 0.608s 42
14 Mikkel Jensen KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.293s 0.622s 44
15 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.312s 0.641s 34
16 Nabil Jeffri Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.366s 0.695s 43
17 Michele Beretta KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.433s 0.762s 22
18 Alessio Lorandi Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.469s 0.798s 55
19 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.503s 0.832s 51
20 Alexander Albon Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.510s 0.839s 28
21 Julio Moreno ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 1m43.537s 0.866s 37
22 Ryan Tveter Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.618s 0.947s 44
23 Andy Chang Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.732s 1.061s 36
24 Santino Ferrucci KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.782s 1.111s 39
25 Tatiana Calderon Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.870s 1.199s 35
26 Matt Solomon Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.926s 1.255s 32
27 Arjun Maini Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.988s 1.317s 50
28 Dorian Boccolacci Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.140s 1.469s 51
29 Matt Rao Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.158s 1.487s 43
30 Alexander Sims Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.164s 1.493s 31
31 Zhi Cong Li Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.166s 1.495s 27
32 Mahaveer Raghunathan Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.315s 1.644s 35


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