ART Grand Prix rookie Grégoire Saucy capped off an impressive first Formula 3 test with a spot at the top of the timesheets on Day 3 in Valencia. The 2021 Formula Regional European champion finished as the fastest driver of the tests overall, lapping at 01:21.300 in the morning session to beat MP Motorsport’s Caio Collet and Van Amersfoort Racing’s Jack Doohan.

Saucy’s time beats the quickest laps set on Days 1 and 2 by Doohan (01:22.402) and PREMA Racing’s Jak Crawford (1:21.368), respectively.

Doohan topped a long-run focused afternoon on the Spanish coast, with his time of 1:22.354 enough to see off Campos Racing rookie Reece Ushijima and Trident’s Jonny Edgar.


The entire field headed onto the Ricardo Tormo tarmac when the lights went green for the final day of testing, with Collet setting the early pace at 1:21.392, ahead of MP’s Franco Colapinto and Ushijima.

Alex Smolyar’s return to F3 machinery didn’t last long as the Russian’s VAR came to a stop inside of the opening hour.

Saucy took P1 from Collet when action resumed, beating the Alpine junior by 0.092s, but there were then two further stoppages as Oliver Bearman’s PREMA came to a halt at Turn 12 and Campos’ Josep Maria Marti stopped at Turn 4.

Focus shifted to data gathering in the second half of the morning stint and Saucy retained his place at the top of the standings, ahead of Collet. Doohan finished third with the highest lap tally of the field, punching in a total of 64.

Trident’s Roman Stanek and Colapinto completed the top five, followed by Zane Maloney of Trident and Hitech Grand Prix’s Kaylen Frederick.

PREMA duo Crawford and Paul Aron were eighth and ninth, with ART’s Victor Martins rounding out the top 10.

Van Amersfoort Racings Jack Doohan topped the afternoon session
Van Amersfoort Racing's Jack Doohan topped the afternoon session


Until the final half an hour, the afternoon stint was largely long-run based with many teams using up their fresh tyre allocation earlier in the morning.

Continuing his impressive work with MP over the three days in Spain, Collet took first place early on in the session with a tour of 1:22.811, ahead of Edgar and Ushijima.

Collet remained at the top of the order for the next two and a half hours before he was shifted by Doohan after a late Red Flag – caused by Brad Benavides stopping on track.

Doohan became just the second driver to break the 1m 23s barrier in the afternoon, setting 1:22.354, but he was shortly followed by Ushijima and Edgar, who joined him in bettering Collet to go second and third.

Smolyar and Van Amersfoort’s Filip Ugran pushed Collet – who completed the most laps in the afternoon - down to sixth, ahead of Campos Racing’s Hunter Yeany.

Having spent the first two days of testing in the latter half of the leaderboard, Zak O’Sullivan managed to break into the top 10 with Carlin Buzz Racing, finishing eighth, ahead of teammate Logan Sargeant and Hitech Grand Prix’s Isack Hadjar.

The test in Valencia concludes a thrilling 2021 campaign. Keep an eye on our official website and social media channels for information on the testing calendar for 2022.


1Grégoire SaucyART Grand Prix01:21.30054
2Caio ColletMP Motorsport01:21.39240
3Jack DoohanVan Amersfoort Racing01:21.40164
4Roman StanekTrident01:21.42244
5Franco ColapintoMP Motorsport01:21.53455
6Zane MaloneyTrident01:21.59743
7Kaylen FrederickHitech Grand Prix01:21.62945
8Jak CrawfordPREMA Racing01:21.76752
9Paul AronPREMA Racing01:21.83552
10Victor MartinsART Grand Prix01:21.87351
11Reece UshijimaCampos Racing01:21.87744
12Jonny EdgarTrident01:21.99542
13Johnathan HoggardHitech Grand Prix01:22.00037
14Oliver RasmussenART Grand Prix01:22.01155
15Oliver BearmanPREMA Racing01:22.02438
16Tijmen van der HelmMP Motorsport01:22.02827
17Isack HadjarHitech Grand Prix01:22.04546
18Logan SargeantCarlin Buzz Racing01:22.10252
19Josep Maria MartiCampos Racing01:22.28129
20Ido CohenJenzer Motorsport01:22.42749
21Enzo TrulliJenzer Motorsport01:22.44353
22William AlataloJenzer Motorsport01:22.47047
23Alexander SmolyarVan Amersfoort Racing01:22.49142
24Hunter YeanyCampos Racing01:22.54235
25Filip UgranVan Amersfoort Racing01:22.68655
26Zak O’SullivanCarlin Buzz Racing01:22.71049
27Nazim AzmanCharouz Racing System01:22.87059
28László TóthCharouz Racing System01:23.10447
29Brad BenavidesCarlin Buzz Racing01:23.50653
30Nicola MarinangeliCharouz Racing System01:23.69342


1Jack DoohanVan Amersfoort Racing01:22.35429
2Reece UshijimaCampos Racing01:22.54534
3Jonny EdgarTrident01:22.65864
4Alexander SmolyarVan Amersfoort Racing01:22.79448
5Filip UgranVan Amersfoort Racing01:22.80157
6Caio ColletMP Motorsport01:22.81166
7Hunter YeanyCampos Racing01:22.88430
8Zak O’SullivanCarlin Buzz Racing01:22.94043
9Logan SargeantCarlin Buzz Racing01:23.00643
10Isack HadjarHitech Grand Prix01:23.01117
11Enzo TrulliJenzer Motorsport01:23.25245
12William AlataloJenzer Motorsport01:23.29839
13Brad BenavidesCarlin Buzz Racing01:23.32061
14Nazim AzmanCharouz Racing System01:23.34555
15Tijmen van der HelmMP Motorsport01:23.42153
16Ido CohenJenzer Motorsport01:23.43442
17Josep Maria MartiCampos Racing01:23.52215
18Roman StanekTrident01:23.70239
19Nicola MarinangeliCharouz Racing System01:23.84053
20Paul AronPREMA Racing01:23.94540
21Franco ColapintoMP Motorsport01:23.98453
22Grégoire SaucyART Grand Prix01:24.06046
23Jak CrawfordPREMA Racing01:24.11842
24Oliver BearmanPREMA Racing01:24.16941
25Oliver RasmussenART Grand Prix01:24.36445
26Zane MaloneyTrident01:24.42838
27Kaylen FrederickHitech Grand Prix01:24.49747
28Victor MartinsART Grand Prix01:24.63233
29Johnathan HoggardHitech Grand Prix01:24.84549
30László TóthCharouz Racing System01:25.88856