Gabriele Minì made it a clean sweep as the PREMA Racing driver topped the timesheets in both sessions on the opening day of the in-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Minì set the fastest lap of the day in the final hour of the morning segment thanks to a time of 1:28.313, leading Trident’s Sami Meguetounif by just 0.086s.

He returned in the afternoon session and once again left it late to take top spot, completing a lap of 1:28.394 to head up the pack with Campos Racing’s Mari Boya next best.


It was a quiet start with the teams opting for single installation laps in the first part of the session.

However, once the first set of fast laps began to filter through, it was Jenzer Motorsport’s Charlie Wurz who set the pace with a time of 1:29.122.

But as the drivers began to complete more mileage, the Austrian driver’s benchmark time was beaten by Luke Browning, Santiago Ramos, and Mari Boya, with each driver spending time at the top of the leaderboard.

Meguetounif was second fastest in the morning session
Meguetounif was second fastest in the morning session

With an hour left in the morning segment, Trident’s Leonardo Fornaroli went fastest with a lap of 1:28.831 before his compatriot Minì lowered the time to beat to 1:28.313.

The PREMA driver’s time remained unbeaten, although Sami Meguetounif wound up just 0.086s off the pace in second, as Wurz rounded out the top three.


It was another calm start to a session as Campos’ Boya set the pace in the opening hour. The Spaniards time of 1:28.625 kept him on top with teammate Sebastián Montoya two-tenths behind in second.

Boya’s time was proving difficult to beat heading into the final hour although Hitech Pulse-Eight driver Browning had closed the gap to just 0.050s.

But as the day headed into the final 20 minutes, Minì once again went to the top of the leaderboard. His time of 1:28.394 saw him eclipse Boya’s effort by over two and a half tenths.

The session was then Red Flagged after Jenzer Motorsport’s Max Esterson went off at Turn 3. This brought an early end to the day’s events with Minì ending up fastest ahead of Boya and Browning rounded out the top three.

Day two gets underway at 09:00 local time on Wednesday.

Boya led the way for most of the afternoon session
Boya led the way for most of the afternoon session


1Gabriele MinìITAPREMA Racing1:28.31314
2Sami MeguetounifFRATrident1:28.39912
3Charlie WurzAUTJenzer Motorsport1:28.48516
4Alexander DunneIREMP Motorsport1:28.57721
5Leonardo FornaroliITATrident1:28.67913
6Arvid LindbladGBRPREMA Racing1:28.69314
7Tim TramnitzDEUMP Motorsport1:28.75321
8Nikita BedrinITAPHM AIX Racing1:28.75528
9Laurens van HoepenNLDART Grand Prix1:28.80117
10Oliver GoetheDEUCampos Racing1:28.81315
11Dino BeganovicSWEPREMA Racing1:28.81416
12Matías ZagazetaPERJenzer Motorsport1:28.85516
13Mari BoyaESPCampos Racing1:28.90014
14Christian MansellAUSART Grand Prix1:29.00416
15Santiago RamosMEXTrident1:29.06113
16Luke BrowningGBRHitech Pulse-Eight1:29.11716
17Nikola TsolovBGRART Grand Prix1:29.14216
18Max EstersonUSAJenzer Motorsport1:29.20218
19Kacper SztukaPOLMP Motorsport1:29.33721
20Sebastián MontoyaCOLCampos Racing1:29.38715
21Martinius StenshorneNORHitech Pulse-Eight1:29.47116
22Noel LeónMEXVan Amersfoort Racing1:29.50823
23Callum VoisinGBRRodin Motorsport1:29.71517
24Joshua DufekAUTPHM AIX Racing1:29.87528
25Tasanapol InthraphuvasakTHAPHM AIX Racing1:29.99926
26Joseph LoakeGBRRodin Motorsport1:30.25518
27Sophia FloerschDEUVan Amersfoort Racing1:30.25920
28Cian ShieldsGBRHitech Pulse-Eight1:30.48317
29Tommy SmithAUSVan Amersfoort Racing1:30.69923
30Piotr WisnickiPOLRodin Motorsport1:30.91818


1Gabriele MinìITAPREMA Racing1:28.39425
2Mari BoyaESPCampos Racing1:28.62543
3Luke BrowningGBRHitech Pulse-Eight1:28:67519
4Noel LeónMEXVan Amersfoort Racing1:28.74425
5Dino BeganovicSWEPREMA Racing1:28.75526
6Christian MansellAUSART Grand Prix1:28.78925
7Alexander DunneIRLMP Motorsport1:28.83137
8Max EstersonUSAJenzer Motorsport1:28.87541
9Charlie WurzAUTJenzer Motorsport1:28.89537
10Sebastian MontoyaCOLCampos Racing1:28.92140
11Laurens van HoepenNLDART Grand Prix1:29.03029
12Arvid LindbladGBRPREMA Racing1:29.03325
13Kacper SztukaPOLMP Motorsport1:29.16739
14Callum VoisinGBRRodin Motorsport1:29.21031
15Martinius StenshorneNORHitech Pulse-Eight1:29.22921
16Tommy SmithAUSVan Amersfoort Racing1:29.23927
17Leonardo FornaroliITATrident1:29.35026
18Oliver GoetheDEUCampos Racing1:29.35942
19Sami MeguetounifFRATrident1:29.43732
20Joseph LoakeGBRRodin Motorsport1:29.47532
21Tim TramnitzDEUMP Motorsport1:29.51238
22Sophia FloerschDEUVan Amersfoort Racing1:29.63127
23Santiago RamosMEXTrident1:29.88529
24Piotr WisnickiPOLRodin Motorsport1:30.01527
25Cian ShieldsGBRHitech Pulse-Eight1:30.08120
26Nikola TsolovBGRART Grand Prix1:30.10929
27Matías ZagazetaPERJenzer Motorsport1:32.37339
28Nikita BedrinITAPHM AIX Racing1:32.72142
29Tasanapol InthraphuvasakTHAPHM AIX Racing1:33.21346
30Joshua DufekAUTPHM AIX Racing1:34.34542