MP Motorsport’s Victor Martins went fastest for the second day in a row in the final pre-season test at Barcelona, with the Alpine junior beating his own best time from the first day to finish ahead of ART Grand Prix’s Alex Smolyar.

Trident’s Jack Doohan rounded off a solid pre-season for the Italian team in P3, ahead of 2020 title contender Logan Sargeant, testing for Charouz Racing System, with the top four all separated by less than two tenths.

MORNING

The clouds over the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya remained dark on Day 2, but at least the track was dry for the final morning session of pre-season, following a wet opening day in Spain.

Trident quickly got to work, releasing their trio at the first opportunity and allowing Doohan and Clément Novalak to do battle for first during an early run of fast laps. The Frenchman went first, posting 1:32.878, but the Australian was able to go entire second quicker to steal P1 from him. As the session wore on, Doohan and Novalak continued to swap places at the front, before eventually settling for third and fifth.

Smolyar was one of those to push them down the order, dragging his ART into P1 with a time of 1:31.768, shortly before Roman Stanek pulled over in the Hitech Grand Prix at Turn 7 and brought out a Red Flag.

Williams topped the afternoon session for Hitech with a lap of 1:32.518

Two further Red Flags followed in the AM, as HWA RACELAB’s Matteo Nannini came to a halt on the gravel at Turn 12 and Juan Manuel Correa stopped at Turn 9 in the ART. Despite the hiccup, both were still able to make it into the top 10, with Nannini taking sixth and Correa 10th.

Having dominated the timesheets on Day 1, Martins continued his impressive run with MP on the second day, snatching first place from Smolyar with a tour of 1:31.636.

Sargeant put his name into the mix as well, throwing his Charouz into fourth. There was also space in the top 10 for Hitech’s Ayumu Iwasa, who stole P7 ahead of ART’s Frederik Vesti and PREMA Racing’s Dennis Hauger.

AFTERNOON

Returning to the track for the final time in pre-season, the afternoon stint was geared towards longer runs and data gathering, with the vast majority of drivers all punching in more than 30 laps.

Jenzer Motorsport’s Calan Williams climbed to the top of the timesheet inside of the opening hour, setting the pace at 1:32.518, and remained at the top of the order for the rest of the three-hour session.

The Australian was backed up by Iwasa and his teammate, Pierre Louis Chovet, in second and third, with the duo 0.470s and 0.483s off the leading pace.

Collet completed the joint-most laps along with Crawford, posting 57 each

Stanek and MP’s Caio Collet completed a top five with a combined total of 233 laps between them, the latter undertaking the joint-most laps along with Jak Crawford, who finished 13th with Hitech.

HWA duo Nannini and Rafael Villagomez finished in sixth and seventh, ahead of Carlin Buzz Racing pairing Kaylen Frederik and Jonny Edgar. Campos Racing’s Lorenzo Colombo and Amaury Cordeel rounded out the top 10.

With the final pre-season test now complete, focus will switch to the season opener at Barcelona in two weeks’ time.

2021 FIA FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP - BARCELONA PRE-SEASON TESTS, DAY 2, MORNING SESSION

DRIVERTEAMLAPTIMELAPS
1Victor MartinsMP Motorsport1:31.63635
2Alexander SmolyarART Grand Prix1:31.76850
3Jack DoohanTrident1:31.80324
4Logan SargeantCharouz Racing System1:31.80634
5Clément NovalakTrident1:31.87643
6Matteo NanniniHWA RACELAB1:31.88926
7Ayumu IwasaHitech Grand Prix1:31.91936
8Frederik VestiART Grand Prix1:31.93351
9Dennis HaugerPREMA Racing1:31.99937
10Juan Manuel CorreaART Grand Prix1:32.01133
11Jak CrawfordHitech Grand Prix1:32.02931
12Caio ColletMP Motorsport1:32.08841
13Oliver RasmussenHWA RACELAB1:32.16032
14Calan WilliamsJenzer Motorsport1:32.19735
15Pierre-Louis ChovetJenzer Motorsport1:32.23231
16Jonny EdgarCarlin Buzz Racing1:32.30933
17Olli CaldwellPREMA Racing1:32.33135
18Kaylen FrederickCarlin Buzz Racing1:32.35430
19David SchumacherTrident1:32.39638
20Michael BelovCharouz Racing System1:32.41135
21Roman StanekHitech Grand Prix1:32.44241
22Arthur LeclercPREMA Racing1:32.54546
23Rafael VillagomezHWA RACELAB1:32.65033
24Tjimen van de HelmMP Motorsport1:32.65933
25Amaury CordeelCampos Racing1:32.80430
26Ido CohenCarlin Buzz Racing1:33.04638
27Reshad de GerusCharouz Racing System1:33.08543
28Filip UgranJenzer Motorsport1:33.32538
29Lorenzo ColomboCampos Racing1:33.48932
30László TóthCampos Racing1:33.62140

2021 FIA FORMULA 3 CHAMPIONSHIP - BARCELONA PRE-SEASON TESTS, DAY 2, AFTERNOON SESSION

DRIVERTEAMLAPTIMELAPS
1Calan WilliamsJenzer Motorsport1:32.51831
2Ayumu IwasaHitech Grand Prix1:32.98846
3Pierre-Louis ChovetJenzer Motorsport1:33.00144
4Roman StanekHitech Grand Prix1:33.03555
5Caio ColletMP Motorsport1:33.06957
6Matteo NanniniHWA RACELAB1:33.40037
7Rafael VillagomezHWA RACELAB1:33.46243
8Kaylen FrederickCarlin Buzz Racing1:33.46938
9Jonny EdgarCarlin Buzz Racing1:33.85538
10Lorenzo ColomboCampos Racing1:33.89528
11Amuary CordeelCampos Racing1:33.92042
12Filip UgranJenzer Motorsport1:33.99939
13Jak CrawfordHitech Grand Prix1:34.02857
14Oliver RasmussenHWA RACELAB1:34.25442
15Ido CohenCarlin Buzz Racing1:34.48639
16Tijmen van der HelmMP Motorsport1:34.76244
17Frederik VestiART Grand Prix1:35.62855
18Clément NovalakTrident1:35.63652
19Olli CaldwellPREMA Racing1:35.67150
20Victor MartinsMP Motorsport1:35.67749
21Dennis HaugerPREMA Racing1:35.72550
22Jack DoohanTrident1:35.83954
23Arthur LeclercPREMA Racing1:35.84349
24Michael BelovCharouz Racing System1:35.87151
25Alexander SmolyarART Grand Prix1:35.94151
26Logan SargeantCharouz Racing System1:35.99647
27David SchumacherTrident1:36.00551
28Reshad de GerusCharouz Racing System1:36.57950
29László TóthCampos Racing1:36.67747
30Juan Manuel CorreaART Grand Prix1:36.77023