Gabriel Mini sets fastest time on day one of post-season F3 testing at Jerez

The first day of FIA Formula 3 post-season testing began with thirty cars on track, including sixteen drivers, new to the F3 mechanism.

At the opening hour an Italian driver Gabriel Mini Gold highest times 1: 31.217, followed by Sebastian Montoya He recently started to impress in the last two races of the Formula 3 season with Campos Racing.

Joseph Maria Marti He was the first driver to venture below 1.31 with a setting of 1:30.957. However, Mini took first place from the Spaniard later in the session, clocking 1:30.499 with just over an hour remaining from the morning session.

Red flags soon followed Kaelen Frederick I found gravel at the sixth turn.

The Mini concluded an eventful morning session by hitting the hurdles at Turn 10 to take the second red flag out of the session.

The final red flag of the course appeared after Sebastian Montoya saw his Hitech end up in the wall in the same bend as the Mini before him.

The afternoon session started with Oliver Goethe Go faster to the trident, set 1: 31.749. teammate Gabriel Bortolito He quickly climbed to second, making up a 1-2 Trident during the opening half hour, before waving the first red flag for the afternoon session.

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Roberto Varia He found his Van Amersfoort Racing car in the gravel between Turns 8 and 9 which forced the cars into the pits.

With the afternoon session reaching halfway, Goethe advanced, followed by Bortoletto and Josep Maria Marti.

The fourth red flag appeared that day close enough to an accident Emerson Fittipaldi At ten o’clock, but the incident was quickly cleared and the session resumed again with one hour and twenty minutes remaining.

Zach O’Sullivanbehind the wheel of the PREMA car, was next to the times set 1: 31.669, before another red flag was thrown as Yi hunter He found his Carlin car in the gravel, again at Turn 10.

O’Sullivan’s Prima Fellow Dino Bejanovic He lifted himself to the top of the times after the second half, until Kaylen Frederick captured the Swede to take the lead with 1:31.275, which would keep him on top at the end of the session.

With about five minutes left of the afternoon session, another incident at 10 o’clock, this time Alessandro Famolaro He drew the last red flag of the day, as the session did not resume and the checkered flag was waved.

This means that the afternoon session concluded with Kaylen Fredrich taking first place in the ART GP followed by Dino Beganovic and saucy gregoireWhile Rafael Villagomez Gabriel Bortolito rounded out the top five at Jerez.

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