Clement Novalak finished as the fastest man overall in post-season testing at Barcelona, setting a time of 1:31.989 early in the morning on Day 2, while testing with Trident. The Italian team were the pick of the bunch on Tuesday, finishing first and second in the order, with Red Bull junior Jack Doohan running just 0.158s slower than his teammate.

Matteo Nannini continued his impressive form in Barcelona, following up his P1 finish on Monday, with the third quickest time on Day 2 for ART Grand Prix.

Testing with Jenzer Motorsport, Jonathan Hoggard was the highest placed rookie driver on Day 2, taking fifth overall and first place in the final session. Fellow debutant Victor Martins continued to catch the eye on his maiden stint in F3 with ART Grand Prix, taking seventh place.

MORNING

Doohan continued to impressive with Trident, finishing second on Day 2

Barcelona remained bright and dry for the second and final day of post-season testing, allowing the field to enjoy a proper runout in the opening session. Igor Fraga carried on from a positive first day with Hitech Grand Prix, going fastest in the opening hour of testing. The Brazilian was already faster than the quickest driver on Monday afternoon, setting the marker at 1:33.033.

Fraga ended the session in fourth place, as Monday’s best time was broken by Novalak. The British racer finished ninth on Day 1 and was impressing in the cockpit of Trident’s Italian machinery, setting the standard at 1:31.989.

Day 1’s quickest racer, Nannini, had swapped Campos for ART Grand Prix and was doing a similarly astute job. He briefly returned to the top of the table with a time of 1:32.378, before he was knocked off by Novalak. The Italian dropped down to third in the end, as Doohan popped up in P2. The Australian had stuck with Trident for Day 2 and the Italians’ looked like the class of the field on Tuesday morning, taking first and second, Doohan just one tenth shy of his fellow Trident.

Hoggard and Martins were the pick of the rookie drivers, taking fifth and seventh for Jenzer Motorsport and ART, three and four tenths off the quickest time. Olli Caldwell was sandwiched between them in P6 with ART, while Dennis Hauger, Calan Williams and David Schumacher completed the top ten.

AFTERNOON

The field returned to the track after an hour’s break in Barcelona and switched their attention to race simulations, long-runs and data gathering, with the times considerably slower than in the morning.

Hoggard was amongst the first to get back out on track and made his mark by climbing to the top of the leaderboard. The British racer was testing for Jenzer Motorsport and lapped at 1:33.759.

His teammate, Williams, joined him in second place shortly after, although the Australian racer wasn’t able to sustain the same pace and fell down to ninth. The Jenzer racer was overtaken by PREMA debutant Roman Stanek, who was three tenths off his best time. The 16-year-old was joined in the top three by his teammate, Hauger, who was a further tenth shy.

Arthur Leclerc made his maiden appearance in the top five in the final session, finishing just behind the continually impressive Fraga. French racer Martins has been the standout rookie of the test and capped off his debut with another top ten finish, taking the sixth fastest time of the afternoon.

Jak Crawford has sparked plenty of interest over the two-day test, debuting at just 15-years-old, and the Red Bull junior cracked the top ten in the afternoon, taking seventh place, ahead of Pierre-Louis Chovet.

Renault Eurocup leader Caio Collett came in for his debut with MP Motorsport on Day 2 and didn’t take long to gel with the upgrade in machinery, finishing 10th in the final session at Barcelona.

The teams will depart Barcelona with plenty to think about ahead of the second set of post-season tests, which take place in Jerez at the end of October.

Nannini switched from Campos to ART, but continued to look sharp, finishing third

2020 FIA FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP - POST-SEASON TESTS, DAY 2, MORNING SESSION

DRIVERTEAMLAPTIMELAPS
1Clement NovalakTrident1:31.98933
2Jack DoohanTrident1:32.14727
3Matteo NanniniART Grand Prix1:32.25249
4Igor FragaHitech Grand Prix1:32.29045
5Johnathan HoggardJenzer Motorsport1:32.32842
6Olli CaldwellART Grand Prix1:32.33242
7Victor MartinsART Grand Prix1:32.45744
8Dennis HaugerPREMA Racing1:32.47228
9Calan WilliamsJenzer Motorsport1:32.47827
10David SchumacherTrident1:32.54938
11Enzo FittipaldiHWA RACELAB1:32.57530
12Ben BarnicoatCarlin Buzz Racing1:32.59640
13Jak CrawfordHitech Grand Prix1:32.59944
14Caio ColletMP Motorsport1:32.66548
15Pierre Louis ChovetHitech Grand Prix1:32.78443
16Jonny EdgarMP Motorsport1:32.87843
17Roman StanekPREMA Racing1:32.93027
18Michael BelovCharouz Racing System1:33.05643
19William AlataloCampos Racing1:33.07944
20Amaury CordeelMP Motorsport1:33.08743
21Sophia FloerschCarlin Buzz Racing1:33.09239
22Arthur LeclercPREMA Racing1:33.16930
23Patrik PasmaCharouz Racing System1:33.21942
24Ido CohenCarlin Buzz Racing1:33.24040
25Alessandro FamularoCampos Racing1:33.25134
26Oliver RasmussenHWA RACELAB1:33.33932
27Filip UgranJenzer Motorsport1:33.83732
28Rafael VillagomezCampos Racing1:33.84048
29Tijmen van der HelmHWA RACELAB1:33.94743
30Josef KnoppCharouz Racing System1:34.60445

2020 FIA FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP - POST-SEASON TESTS, DAY 2, AFTERNOON SESSION

DRIVERTEAMLAPTIMELAPS
1Johnathan HoggardJenzer Motorsport1:33.75931
2Roman StanekPREMA Racing1:34.10242
3Dennis HaugerPREMA Racing1:34.16739
4Igor FragaHitech Grand Prix1:34.28641
5Arthur LeclercPREMA Racing1:34.71541
6Victor MartinsART Grand Prix1:34.77541
7Jak CrawfordHitech Grand Prix1:34.79443
8Pierre Louis ChovetHitech Grand Prix1:34.81442
9Calan WilliamsJenzer Motorsport1:34.83634
10Caio ColletMP Motorsport1:34.85937
11Ben BarnicoatCarlin Buzz Racing1:34.87031
12Enzo FittipaldiHWA RACELAB1:34.92754
13Matteo NanniniART Grand Prix1:35.08242
14Michael BelovCharouz Racing System1:35.15122
15Oliver RasmussenHWA RACELAB1:35.39836
16Patrik PasmaCharouz Racing System1:35.45335
17Alessandro FamularoCampos Racing1:35.48431
18Sophia FloerschCarlin Buzz Racing1:35.60832
19Filip UgranJenzer Motorsport1:35.80225
20William AlataloCampos Racing1:35.83835
21Josef KnoppCharouz Racing System1:35.89233
22Jonny EdgarMP Motorsport1:35.89935
23Olli CaldwellART Grand Prix1:35.91335
24Amaury CordeelMP Motorsport1:35.97234
25Rafael VillagomezCampos Racing1:36.18931
26Clement NovalakTrident1:36.21447
27Ido CohenCarlin Buzz Racing1:36.23328
28Jack DoohanTrident1:36.51446
29David SchumacherTrident1:36.68243
30Tijmen van der HelmHWA RACELAB1:36.76344