Gregoire Saucy Tops 2021 F3 Post-Season Test

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Gregoire Saucy has topped 2021 F3 post-season test in Valencia following three days of running for several regulars and numerous rookies. 

Nine of this season’s teams returned for the test alongside newcomers – Van Amersfoort Racing who are replacing HWA Racelab next season, as 16 rookies got to test F3 machinery for the very first time including 2021 GB3 champion – Zak O’Sullivan.

Now, here is a full roundup of all three days of post-season testing along with overall timings for each individual day.

 

Day One

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Teams were met with a wet track on the opening morning of this three-day test but MP Motorsport rookie, Franco Colapinto quickly set the early pace until fellow rookies, Zane Maloney and Gregoire Saucy began scrapping over the top position for Trident and ART GP respectively.

Everyone eventually switched to slicks in the final hour of the morning session with Van Amersfoort Racing’s (VAR) Jack Doohan topping the morning session on 1m 23.349 ahead of Victor Martins and Kaylen Fredericks as the morning session drew to a close.

Conditions continued to improve throughout the break with the afternoon session held in completely dry conditions, as MP Motorsport led the way with Caio Collet heading the order in the early stages of the session.

Times however continues to tumble and it was eventually Doohan who emerged fastest overall on Day One ahead of Martins, Saucy, Maloney and Roman Stanek who rounded out the top five with all fastest times of the opening day set in the afternoon session.

Position  Driver Team Time Session
1 Jack Doohan VAR 1m 22.402 PM
2 Victor Martins ART GP + 0.131 PM
3 Gregoire Saucy ART GP + 0.282 PM
4 Zane Maloney Trident + 0.306 PM
5 Roman Stanek Trident + 0.337 PM
6 Lorenzo Colombo Charouz + 0.444 PM
7 Arthur Leclerc PREMA + 0.491 PM
8 Jak Crawford PREMA + 0.565 PM
9 Oliver Rasmussen Charouz + 0.669 PM
10 Franco Colapinto MP Motorsport + 0.670 PM
11 Kaylen Frederick Hitech GP + 0.679 PM
12 Caio Collet MP Motorsport + 0.723 PM
13 Oliver Bearman PREMA + 0.797 PM
14 Jonny Edgar Trident + 0.826 PM
15 Isack Hadjar Hitech GP + 0.894 PM
16 Johnathan Hoggard Hitech GP + 0.946 PM
17 Filip Ugran Jenzer + 0.969 PM
18 Roberto Faria Jenzer + 0.993 PM
19 Juan Manuel Correa ART GP + 1.047 PM
20 David Vidales Campos + 1.083 PM
21 Tijmen Van Der Helm MP Motorsport + 1.138 PM
22 Zak O’Sullivan Carlin + 1.164 PM
23 Josep Maria Marti Campos + 1.250 PM
24 Nazim Azman Jenzer + 1.318 PM
25 Reece Ushijima VAR + 1.384 PM
26 Rafael Villagomez VAR + 1.549 PM
27 Hunter Yeany Campos + 1.623 PM
28 Ido Cohen Carlin + 1.691 PM
29 Brad Benavides Carlin + 2.276 PM
30 Laszlo Toth Charouz + 2.607 PM

 

Day Two

Day Two began with several driver changes as Paul Aron replaced Arthur Leclerc at PREMA as the Monegasque dropped onto the sidelines, whilst Oliver Rasmussen moved from Charouz to ART GP.

Logan Sargeant meanwhile replaced Brad Benavides at Carlin as Enzo Trulli and William Alatalo replaced Roberto Faria and Filip Ugran at Jenzer, with Ugran switching to Charouz where Lorenzo Colombo was replaced by Nicola Marinangeli.

Campos’ David Vidales and Trident’s Stanek set the initial pace with 1m 21.723 but was displaced by Saucy who posted 1m 21.447 to go top.

Jak Crawford eventually emerged quickest of the morning session with 1m 21.368 ahead of Saucy and Stanek as Hitech GP’s Johnathan Hoggard caused the first red flag of the test, as the Brit grinded to a halt on track with an issue just after Crawford set his fastest lap.

Several drivers proceeded to spend the afternoon session focused on data gathering but Colapinto and PREMA’s Paul Aron were the only drivers to improve their fastest overall times after lunch, as Crawford ultimately finished day two fastest ahead of Saucy by 0.079 seconds.

Position  Driver Team Time Session
1 Jak Crawford PREMA 1m 21.368 AM
2 Gregoire Saucy ART GP + 0.079 AM
3 Roman Stanek Trident + 0.085 AM
4 Caio Collet MP Motorsport + 0.107 AM
5 Jack Doohan VAR + 0.153 AM
6 Ollie Bearman PREMA + 0.225 AM
7 Zane Maloney Trident + 0.298 AM
8 David Vidales Campos + 0.355 AM
9 Franco Colapinto MP Motorsport + 0.391 PM
10 Kaylen Frederick Hitech GP + 0.471 AM
11 Paul Aron PREMA + 0.489 PM
12 Reece Ushijima VAR + 0.521 AM
13 Juan Manuel Correa ART GP + 0.631 AM
14 Johnathan Hoggard Hitech GP + 0.636 AM
15 Oliver Rasmussen ART GP + 0.660 AM
16 Jonny Edgar Trident + 0.731 AM
17 Josep Maria Marti Campos + 0.838 AM
18 Tijmen Van Der Helm MP Motorsport + 0.867 AM
19 Filip Ugran Charouz + 0.905 AM
20 Isack Hadjar Hitech GP + 1.009 AM
21 Rafael Villagomez VAR + 1.129 AM
22 Enzo Trulli Jenzer + 1.188 AM
23 William Alatalo Jenzer + 1.223 AM
24 Logan Sargeant Carlin + 1.324 AM
25 Laszlo Toth Charouz + 1.328 AM
26 Hunter Yeany Campos + 1.347 AM
27 Nazim Azman Jenzer + 1.405 AM
28 Zak O’Sullivan Carlin + 1.424 AM
29 Ido Cohen Carlin + 1.574 AM
30 Nicola Marinangeli Charouz + 1.856 AM

 

Day Three

The final day of testing saw seven changes as Victor Martins returned to ART GP as he replaced Juan Manuel Correa.

VAR had a double driver change as Aleksandr Smolyar and Filip Ugran replaced Rafael Villagomez and Reece Ushijima, with the latter instead driving for Campos as Villagomez sat the day out.

Brad Benavides returned to Carlin in place of Ido Cohen who switched to Jenzer in place of Nazim Azman, who filled Ugran’s seat at Charouz.

Once the morning session began, everyone quickly headed out with MP Motorsport’s Collet and Colapinto setting the initial pace, until Smolyar caused a red flag after stopping out on track.

When the session resumed, Saucy proceeded to set the fastest time of the day with a 1m 21.300 as Collet ultimately settled for the second quickest time ahead of; Doohan, Stanek and Colapinto who round out the top five.

PREMA’s Oliver Bearman and Campos’ Josep Maria Marti however caused further red flags before everyone shifted focus to data gathering throughout the rest of the morning, which was followed by long run race simulations with Doohan setting the fastest afternoon time.

There however were one last red flag after the lunch break to bring the 2021 running in F3 to a close as Carlin’s Brad Benavides grinded to a stop out on track.

Position Driver Team Time Session
1 Gregoire Saucy ART GP 1m 21.300 AM
2 Caio Collet MP Motorsport + 0.092 AM
3 Jack Doohan VAR + 0.101 AM
4 Roman Stanek Trident + 0.122 AM
5 Franco Colapinto MP Motorsport + 0.234 AM
6 Zane Maloney Trident + 0.297 AM
7 Kaylen Frederick Hitech GP + 0.329 AM
8 Jak Crawford PREMA + 0.467 AM
9 Paul Aron PREMA + 0.535 AM
10 Victor Martins ART GP + 0.573 AM
11 Reece Ushijima Campos + 0.577 AM
12 Jonny Edgar Trident + 0.695 AM
13 Johnathan Hoggard Hitech GP + 0.700 AM
14 Oliver Rasmussen ART GP + 0.711 AM
15 Oliver Bearman PREMA + 0.724 AM
16 Tijmen Van Der Helm MP Motorsport + 0.728 AM
17 Isack Hadjar Hitech GP + 0.745 AM
18 Logan Sargeant Carlin + 0.802 AM
19 Josep Maria Marti Campos + 0.981 AM
20 Ido Cohen Jenzer + 1.127 AM
21 Enzo Trulli Jenzer + 1.143 AM
22 William Alatalo Jenzer + 1.170 AM
23 Alexander Smolyar VAR + 1.191 AM
24 Hunter Yeany Campos + 1.242 AM
25 Filip Ugran VAR + 1.386 AM
26 Zak O’Sullivan Carlin + 1.410 AM
27 Nazim Azman Charouz + 1.570 AM
28 Laszlo Toth Charouz + 1.804 AM
29 Brad Benavides Carlin + 2.020 PM
30 Nicola Marinangeli Charouz + 2.393 AM

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