Nannini quickest on day one of post-season F3 test

Italian Matteo Nannini finished the first day of the post-season FIA Formula 3 Championship test at Catalunya as the fastest driver as he lit up the timing screens to lead the morning session by over two tenths.

The seventeen year old drove for Jenzer during the 2020 season and surprised many with some standout performances, the best of which saw him claim his first and, to this day, only podium in F3 at the same circuit.

It perhaps wasn’t much of a shock to see Nannini setting fast lap times then after his previous success at this circuit despite switching to the Campos team for day one of the test. He will drive for ART tomorrow.

F3 veteran Jake Hughes was second fastest for HWA Racelab as he says his final goodbyes to Formula 3 racing after announcing that he will move on to pastures new from 2021.

The morning session saw the fastest times of the day as Jack Doohan ended the second session fastest, but he was still nine tenths off Nannini’s time and three tenths off his own best from the morning.

Doohan is driving for Trident in this test having raced for HWA Racelab in 2020 which saw him disappointed to not score a point in his rookie year.

Calan Williams was impressive in both sessions, finishing third and second respectively as he continued with the Jenzer for this test as he did during the season.

The two-day test is a prime opportunity for teams’ to give potential rookies next year a head start in their preparations with a host of Formula 3 newbies learning their trade.

The best of those rookies was Formula Renault Eurocup championship leader Victor Martins; the Frenchman, driving for ART, was fifth fastest in the morning session, beating some of 2020’s impressive rookies such as Enzo Fittipaldi and Clément Novalak.

Tomorrow sees the second and final day of the test which could be the last chance some drivers get to put themselves in the shop window for a drive in 2021.

Pos. Name Team Lap Time
1 Matteo Nannini Campos 1:32:170
2 Jake Hughes HWA Racelab 1:32:427
3 Calan Williams Jenzer 1:32:500
4 Dennis Hauger PREMA 1:32:512
5 Victor Martins ART 1:32:572
6 Enzo Fittipaldi HWA Racelab 1:32:615
7 Roman Stanek ART 1:32:625
8 Jack Doohan Trident 1:32:777
9 Clément Novalak Trident 1:32:816
10 David Schumacher PREMA 1:32:948
11 Igor Fraga Hitech GP 1:33:069
12 Franco Colapinto MP Motorsport 1:33:085
13 Jonathan Hoggard Jenzer 1:33:096
14 Arthur Leclerc PREMA 1:33:161
15 Jak Crawford Hitech GP 1:33:286
16 Michael Belov Charouz 1:33:331
17 Ben Barnicoat Carlin 1:33:450
18 Oliver Rasmussen Hitech GP 1:33:492
19 Pierre-Louis Chovet Campos 1:33:509
20 Olli Caldwell ART 1:33:530
21 William Alatalo HWA Racelab 1:33:772
22 Sophia Floersch Carlin 1:33:819
23 Ido Cohen Carlin 1:33:838
24 Jonny Edgar MP Motorsport 1:34:399
25 Amaury Cordeel MP Motorsport 1:34:576
26 Alessandro Famularo Campos 1:34:613
27 Filip Ugran Jenzer 1:35:170
28 Patrik Pasma Charouz 1:35:627
29 Rafael Villagomez Trident 1:36:195
30 Josef Knopp Charouz 1:36:541
MORNING SESSION
Pos. Name Team Lap Time
1 Jack Doohan Trident 1:33:068
2 Calan Williams Jenzer 1:33:070
3 Dennis Hauger PREMA 1:33:304
4 Roman Stanek ART 1:33:345
5 Victor Martins ART 1:33:376
6 Igor Fraga Hitech GP 1:33:619
7 Arthur Leclerc PREMA 1:33:705
8 Ben Barnicoat Carlin 1:33:718
9 Pierre-Louis Chovet Campos 1:33:723
10 Olli Caldwell ART 1:33:743
11 Enzo Fittipaldi HWA Racelab 1:33:816
12 David Schumacher PREMA 1:33:827
13 Franco Colapinto MP Motorsport 1:33:891
14 Sophia Floersch Carlin 1:33:931
15 Jak Crawford Hitech GP 1:33:965
16 Alessandro Famularo Campos 1:33:988
17 Matteo Nannini Campos 1:34:053
18 Jonathan Hoggard Jenzer 1:34:068
19 Amaury Cordeel MP Motorsport 1:34:139
20 Michael Belov Charouz 1:34:260
21 Clément Novalak Trident 1:34:388
22 Jonny Edgar MP Motorsport 1:34:389
23 Oliver Rasmussen Hitech GP 1:34:611
24 Ido Cohen Carlin 1:34:648
25 William Alatalo HWA Racelab 1:34:882
26 Patrik Pasma Charouz 1:34:911
27 Rafael Villagomez Trident 1:35:062
28 Filip Ugran Jenzer 1:35:387
29 Jake Hughes HWA Racelab 1:35:559
30 Josef Knopp Charouz 1:35:758
AFTERNOON SESSION

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