Arthur Leclerc Amongst Several Rookies make F3 Debut in Post-Season Test

Formula One’s Charles Leclerc’s younger brother, Arthur Leclerc is amongst several drivers set to make their Formula Three debut in a post-season test around Circuit de Catalunya, Spain, across 5-6 October 2020. 

Leclerc will drive for Prema, which was the team that took Charles to the F2 title in 2017 with the Monegasque graduating straight up to F1 with Sauber in 2018 and will be joined by Dennis Hauger, who finished 17th in the 2020 F3 season with Hitech GP.

Prema have meanwhile opted to split the third car between David Schumacher and Roman Stanek, with Schumacher driving on day one before handing over to Stanek as he switches to Trident for day two whilst Stanek joins from ART GP of whom he will test for on day one.

Matteo Nannini will consequently replace Stanek in the third ART GP car on day two after testing for Campos on day one, joining Olli Caldwell who switches from Trident to the French outfit and the Brit is joined for both days of the test by current Formula Renault Eurocup leader, Victor Martins.

Trident will run Jack Doohan and Clement Novalak as the pair switch from HWA Racelab and Carlin respectively after finishing 26th and 12th in standings this season, with Schumacher taking the third car on day two after Rafael Villagomez takes the wheel on day one before the Spaniard switches to Campos for day two to replace Pierre-Louis Chovet.

Chovet will return to Hitech GP for day two after driving for Campos on day one, replacing Oliver Rasmussen who switches to HWA Racelab on the second day in place of Finland’s William Alatalo who moves to Campos to replace Nannini.

MP Motorsport is the only team running rookies at this test as Franco Colapinto and Caio Collet share one of their cars with Colapinto running on day one before Collet takes over on day two, whilst Jonny Edgar and Amaury Cordeel will run for the Dutch outfit on both days.

Elsewhere, Igor Fraga switches from Charouz to Hitech and will run on both days of the test whilst Ben Barnicoat and Michael Belov continue to race for Carlin and Charouz, having featured in four and six races respectively for both teams mid season.

Carlin alongside with Jenzer and Charouz aren’t conducting any driver swaps with three drivers running for each team across both days of the test, with Sophia Floersch swapping Campos for Carlin whilst Calan Williams remains at Jenzer.

Jake Hughes is back testing with HWA Racelab after running for the team in their most recent F2 round in Sochi following Giuliano Alesi’s switch to MP Motorsport.

Both days will be split into two individual three hour sessions with both morning sessions held between 9am-12pm local time but the Monday afternoon session held between 2-5pm local time, whereas the Tuesday afternoon session will be ran between 1-4pm local time.

Teams will be allocated six set of hard tyres for each car by Pirelli to run throughout the test across both days.


Driver Line-ups

Team Driver Day/s
Prema Dennis Hauger Both
Arthur Leclerc Both
David Schumacher 1
Roman Stanek 2
Trident Jack Doohan Both
Clement Novalak Both
Rafael Villagomez 1
David Schumacher 2
ART GP Olli Caldwell Both
Victor Martins Both
Roman Stanek 1
Matteo Nannini 2
Hitech GP Igor Fraga Both
Jak Crawford Both
Oliver Rasmussen 1
Pierre-Louis Chovet 2
HWA Racelab Jake Hughes 1
Tijmen van der Helm 2
Enzo Fittipaldi Both
William Alatalo 1
Oliver Rasmussen 2
MP Motorsport Franco Colapinto 1
Caio Collet 2
Jonny Edgar Both
Amaury Cordeel Both
Campos Alessandro Famularo Both
Pierre-Louis Chovet 1
Rafael Villagomez 2
Matteo Nannini 1
William Alatalo 2
Carlin Ido Cohen Both
Ben Barnicoat Both
Sophia Floersch Both
Jenzer Calan Williams Both
Filip Ugran Both
Johnathan Hoggard Both
Charouz Patrik Pasma Both
Joseph Knopp Both
Michael Belov Both

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