It’s only been a week since the Formula 3 racers were last out on track for testing in Jerez, but they’ll get another chance to increase their learning at two more days of practice running in Barcelona.

Starting on Friday, the two days of testing will not only give teams and drivers a chance to continue their preparations ahead of the start of the European season but also get 12 hours of track time at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya under their belts, ahead of Round 3 at the Spanish circuit.


Running 15-16 April, each day of the official two-day test will be split into morning and afternoon sessions. On both days morning running will start at 9am and end at noon. On Friday 15th, the afternoon session will start at 2pm and finish at 5pm, while on Saturday 16th, it will begin at 1pm and end at 4pm (local time).

Teams will be testing on Pirelli’s white-walled hard compound tyres, the same allocation that will be used at Round 3 in Barcelona, 20–22 May. Each car will be allocated six sets of tyres for the duration of the test.

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Leclerc finished fastest in three out of four sessions at testing in Jerez
Leclerc finished fastest in three out of four sessions at testing in Jerez


PREMA dominated the tests in Jerez, topping all four sessions across the two day-stint. Arthur Leclerc had led a rain-hampered morning on the opening day, before his teammate, Oliver Bearman went quickest overall on a dry track.

With the track damp on Day 2 after further rainfall overnight, Leclerc managed to go fastest again for PREMA, before the sun came out in the afternoon.

In slightly sunnier conditions, the Ferrari junior topped the afternoon sessions as well with the quickest time of the two-day test. Setting a 1:29.366 in the afternoon, Leclerc beat out ART Grand Prix’s Victor Martins by 0.014s and Hitech Grand Prix’s Isack Hadjar by 0.245s.

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The teams tested for two days in Jerez last week
The teams tested for two days in Jerez last week


ART Grand Prix’s Victor Martins leads the Drivers’ Championship with 25 points. PREMA Racing’s Arthur Leclerc sits in second with 24 points, leading teammate Oliver Bearman by seven points. Grégoire Saucy is fourth with 15 points. Juan Manuel Correa rounds out the top five with 14 points.

In the Teams’ Championship, ART Grand Prix head up the Standings, with 54 points. PREMA Racing sit in second with 47 points ahead of Hitech Grand Prix in third with 14 points. MP Motorsport and Van Amersfoort Racing are fourth and fifth respectively, with 12 points apiece.


Follow testing on the official FIA Formula 3 Championship website via live timing.

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The grid will get two days of testing at Barcelona
The grid will get two days of testing at Barcelona

2022 FIA Formula 3 Barcelona Testing Entry List

1Oliver RasmussenTrident
2Roman StanekTrident
3Zane MaloneyTrident
4Arthur LeclercPREMA Racing
5Jak CrawfordPREMA Racing
6Oliver BearmanPREMA Racing
7Victor MartinsART Grand Prix
8Grégoire SaucyART Grand Prix
9Matteo NanniniART Grand Prix
10Caio ColletMP Motorsport
11Alexander SmolyarMP Motorsport
12Kush MainiMP Motorsport
14László TóthCharouz Racing System
15Ayrton SimmonsCharouz Racing System
16Francesco PizziCharouz Racing System
17Kaylen FrederickHitech Grand Prix
18Isack HadjarHitech Grand Prix
19Nazim AzmanHitech Grand Prix
20David VidalesCampos Racing
21Hunter YeanyCampos Racing
22Josep María MartíCampos Racing
23Ido CohenJenzer Motorsport
24Federico MalvestitiJenzer Motorsport
25William AlataloJenzer Motorsport
26Zak O'SullivanCarlin
27Brad BenavidesCarlin
28Enzo TrulliCarlin
29Franco ColapintoVan Amersfoort Racing
30Rafael VillagomezVan Amersfoort Racing
31Reece UshijimaVan Amersfoort Racing