Hitech Grand Prix rookie Isack Hadjar finished fastest for the second day in a row at pre-season testing in Sakhir with a lap of 1:47.247. The Frenchman set the quickest time of testing overall in the morning session before a sandstorm hampered the afternoon running.

PREMA Racing’s Jak Crawford and ART Grand Prix’s Gregoire Saucy finished in second and third as Hadjar ended the final day with a comfortable 0.381s margin at the top of the leaderboard.

Trident’s Roman Staněk finished on top of the afternoon session - which managed to finish under a green flag despite the sandy conditions - beating Van Amersfoort’s Reece Ushijima and Trident’s Zane Maloney.


All 30 cars headed out on a cloudy and humid final morning in Sakhir, and it was Hadjar who impressed again. The Frenchman put in an impressive 44 laps to lead both the timing page and the mileage count in the morning.

The Red Bull-backed 17-year-old ended the session with a 0.381s advantage over Crawford, who made the top two for the first time this week. Swiss racer Saucy led the standings at the start of the session, but had dropped back to third at the flag, 0.0472s off Hadjar.

MP Motorsport pairing Caio Collet and Alex Smolyar completed the top five, ahead of Campos Racing’s David Vidales, who made his maiden appearance in the top 10.

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Stanek topped a sandy afternoon sesssion
Stanek topped a sandy afternoon sesssion

The sole Red Flag of the penultimate session came courtesy of Kaylen Frederick, whose Hitech stopped at Turn 3. The American ended the session in eighth, one place behind ART’s Victor Martins.

Carlin’s Zak O’Sullivan carried on his consistent performances at testing to place inside of the top 10 for the third successive session, ahead of Staněk.


The grid had to navigate a sandstorm as Staněk topped the final session of pre-season, setting a 1:48.182 in the final hour. The Trident racer finished 0.616s ahead of his nearest rival, as Ushijima pipped Maloney to second by 0.009s in the final 15 minutes.

The top six was made up exclusively of Trident and Van Amersfoort drivers, as Franco Colapinto placed fourth, ahead of Jonny Edgar and Rafael Villagomez. It was Colapinto who led the lap-count, completing 43 tours of the Bahrain International Circuit in the afternoon.

There were three Red Flags in the final session of the week with Josep María Martí, László Tóth and Saucy all stopping on track on separate occasions during the session.

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Edgar pictured and Villagomez both set 80 laps on Day 3 the joint-highest number
Edgar (pictured) and Villagomez both set 80 laps on Day 3, the joint-highest number

Campos Racing rookie Hunter Yeany broke into the top 10 for the first time this week, finishing in seventh. The American’s teammate Vidales placed inside of the top 10 for the second session in a row, finishing eighth behind Frederick.

Ido Cohen led for large periods of the session but had fallen out of the top 10 by the end of the afternoon. However, his teammate William Alatalo managed to hold on for 10th.

Formula 3 will return to Bahrain for the opening round of the season on March 18.


1Isack HadjarHitech Grand Prix1:47.24744
2Jak CrawfordPREMA Racing1:47.62836
3Grégoire SaucyART Grand Prix1:47.71936
4Caio ColletMP Motorsport1:47.78232
5Alexander SmolyarMP Motorsport1:47.90931
6David VidalesCampos Racing1:47.97137
7Victor MartinsART Grand Prix1:47.99436
8Kaylen FrederickHitech Grand Prix1:48.00537
9Zak O’SullivanCarlin1:48.00727
10Roman StanekTrident1:48.04041
11Arthur LeclercPREMA Racing1:48.06836
12William AlataloJenzer Motorsport1:48.08941
13Josep María MartíCampos Racing1:48.10541
14Zane MaloneyTrident1:48.12935
15Juan Manuel CorreaART Grand Prix1:48.15512
16Kush MainiMP Motorsport1:48.18422
17Ido CohenJenzer Motorsport1:48.21040
18Franco ColapintoVan Amersfoort Racing1:48.32626
19Reece UshijimaVan Amersfoort Racing1:48.34130
20Francesco PizziCharouz Racing System1:48.39736
21Patrik PasmaJenzer Motorsport1:48.41438
22Jonny EdgarTrident1:48.45142
23Oliver BearmanPREMA Racing1:48.46036
24Rafael VillagómezVan Amersfoort Racing1:48.49539
25Nazim AzmanHitech Grand Prix1:48.54628
26Hunter YeanyCampos Racing1:48.65140
27Enzo TrulliCarlin1:48.66442
28Ayrton SimmonsCharouz Racing System1:48.73923
29Brad BenavidesCarlin1:49.32436
30László TóthCharouz Racing System1:49.44736


1Roman StanekTrident1:48.18234
2Reece UshijimaVan Amersfoort Racing1:48.79838
3Zane MaloneyTrident1:48.80728
4Franco ColapintoVan Amersfoort Racing1:48.97543
5Jonny EdgarTrident1:49.16738
6Rafael VillagómezVan Amersfoort Racing1:49.20041
7Hunter YeanyCampos Racing1:49.21537
8Kaylen FrederickHitech Grand Prix1:49.24534
9David VidalesCampos Racing1:49.27535
10William AlataloJenzer Motorsport1:49.28724
11Zak O’SullivanCarlin1:49.38134
12Ido CohenJenzer Motorsport1:49.40724
13Jak CrawfordPREMA Racing1:49.58431
14Oliver BearmanPREMA Racing1:49.59833
15Josep María MartíCampos Racing1:49.62435
16Arthur LeclercPREMA Racing1:49.72033
17Brad BenavidesCarlin1:49.97737
18Enzo TrulliCarlin1:49.99637
19Patrik PasmaJenzer Motorsport1:50.25114
20Kush MainiMP Motorsport1:50.69732
21Ayrton SimmonsCharouz Racing System1:51.04829
22Nazim AzmanHitech Grand Prix1:51.07817
23Grégoire SaucyART Grand Prix1:51.75025
24Isack HadjarHitech Grand Prix1:51.82529
25Victor MartinsART Grand Prix1:51.94726
26Alexander SmolyarMP Motorsport1:52.03232
27Caio ColletMP Motorsport1:52.06426
28Francesco PizziCharouz Racing System1:52.37928
29Juan Manuel CorreaART Grand Prix1:52.42530
30László TóthCharouz Racing System1:54.00928