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British F3 In-Season Testing (Snetterton, May 13th)

May 14, 2011

Felipe Nasr topped a British F3 pre-race weekend test at Snetterton yesterday.

The Carlin runner registered a best lap of 1:39.542 on the revised “300” circuit, giving him a 0.348 advantage over teammate Rupert Svendsen-Cook.
Both Nasr and Svendsen-Cook were the only drivers to break the 100 second barrier during the day, with Fortec’s William Buller finishing the day 3rd, only a few hundredths long of the 1 minute 40 second mark.

Double R’s Pipo Derani displayed his intent with a best of 1:40.096, giving him 4th on the timesheets; several thousandths ahead of Formula 3 veteran Hywel Lloyd (Sino Vision).
Kevin Magnussen took 6th by the end of the day. The Dane has had something of a difficult start to season – he will be hoping for some solid results from Norfolk this weekend.
As will Pietro Fantin. The Hitech pilot headed a small group – including Carlos Huertas (8th, Carlin), Harry Tincknell (9th, Fortec) and Scott Pye (10th, Double R) – split by less than one-tenth of a second.

Bart Hylkema was once again the quicker of the Rookie Class duo. The T-Sport driver had some help when his sole rival, Kotaru Sakurai, crashed during the afternoon session.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time 
 1. Felipe Nasr           Carlin-Volkswagen     1:39.542
 3. Rupert Svendsen-Cook  Carlin-Volkswagen     1:39.890
12. William Buller        Fortec-Mercedes       1:40.043
 8. Pipo Derani           Double R-Mercedes     1:40.096
10. Hywel Lloyd           Sino Vision-Mercedes  1:40.110
 2. Kevin Magnussen       Carlin-Volkswagen     1:40.149
 7. Pietro Fantin         Hitech-Volkswagen     1:40.166
 5. Carlos Huertas        Carlin-Volkswagen     1:40.202
 9. Harry Tincknell       Fortec-Mercedes       1:40.252
13. Scott Pye             Double R-Mercedes     1:40.254
14. Lucas Foresti         Fortec-Mercedes       1:40.299
11. Menasheh Idafar       T-Sport-Volkswagen    1:40.416
 4. Riki Christodoulou    Hitech-Volkswagen     1:40.497
17. Fahmi Ilyas           Fortec-Mercedes       1:40.542
16. Jack Harvey           Carlin-Volkswagen     1:40.765
 6. Jazeman Jaafar        Carlin-Volkswagen     1:40.842
15. Yann Cunha            T-Sport-Volkswagen    1:41.412
18. Adderly Fong          Sino Vision-Mercedes  1:42.442
19. Bart Hylkema          T-Sport-Mugen Honda   1:42.468
20. Kotaru Sakurai        Hitech-Volkswagen     1:44.141
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