British Formula 3 In-season Testing (Brands Hatch, June 17th)

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In a test day filled with changeable weather, Felipe Nasr topped the time sheets at Brands Hatch ahead of the fourth round of the British Formula 3 series.

The Brazilian secured a best lap of 1:17.847, heading an all-Carlin top six, with Carlos Huertas next up, two-tenths of-a-second off the pace.

Rookie Formula 3 driver, Jack Harvey took 3rd in the session. He will be hoping for more of the same this weekend – the Lincolnshire pilot currently sits 16th in the championship with only 2 points.
Harvey was one of the busier bodies in the morning, clocking up 30 laps – only Fahmi Ilyas (Fortec, 31 laps) and Bart Hylkema (T-Sport, 32 laps) circulated more often.

Jazeman Jaafar (4th), Kevin Magnussen (5th) and Rupert Svendsen-Cook (6th) completed the Carlin rout.
William Buller assumed 7th in his Fortec machine, seven-tenths shy of Nasr. Pietro Fantin (8th, Hitech), Scott Pye (9th, Double-R) and Adderly Fong (10th, Sino Vision) rounded out the top ten.
The day also saw Formula 2 drivers Max Snegirev and Miki Monras make appearances – Snegirev will be replacing Riki Christodoulou for this weekend’s race, while the latter struggles for budget.

Carlos Huertas headed the rain affected afternoon session ahead of Scot Pye (2nd) and Lucas Foresti (3rd, Fortec).

The Colombian’s best lap (1:28.747) was a clear eight-tens quicker than Pye, with the rest of the field more than 1.4 seconds slower.
Wet running made for tough running, with Fantin and T-Sport’s Menasheh Idafar taking to the gravel trap on separate occasions.

As per usual, Bart Hylkema was quickest in the rookie class for both sessions.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap
 1.  Felipe Nasr           Carlin Dallara-VW         1m17.847s
 2.  Carlos Huertas        Carlin Dallara-VW         1m18.072s  + 0.225s
 3.  Jack Harvey           Carlin Dallara-VW         1m18.410s  + 0.563s
 4.  Jazeman Jaafar        Carlin Dallara-VW         1m18.423s  + 0.576s
 5.  Kevin Magnussen       Carlin Dallara-VW         1m18.484s  + 0.637s
 6.  Rupert Svendsen-Cook  Carlin Dallara-VW         1m18.501s  + 0.654s
 7.  William Buller        Fortec Dallara-Merc       1m18.577s  + 0.730s
 8.  Pietro Fantin         Hitech Dallara-VW         1m18.773s  + 0.926s
 9.  Scott Pye             Double R Dallara-Merc     1m18.821s  + 0.974s
10.  Adderly Fong          Sino Vision Dallara-Merc  1m18.924s  + 1.077s
11.  Lucas Foresti         Fortec Dallara-Merc       1m19.013s  + 1.166s
12.  Hywel Lloyd           Sino Vision Dallara-Merc  1m19.154s  + 1.307s
13.  Menasheh Idafar       T-Sport Dallara-VW        1m19.518s  + 1.671s
14.  Harry Tincknell       Fortec Dallara-Merc       1m19.578s  + 1.731s
15.  Pipo Derani           Double R Dallara-Merc     1m19.954s  + 2.107s
16.  Yann Cunha            T-Sport Dallara-VW        1m20.491s  + 2.644s
17.  Max Snegirev          Hitech Dallara-VW         1m20.678s  + 2.831s
18.  Fahmi Ilyas           Fortec Dallara-Merc       1m21.202s  + 3.355s
19.  Bart Hylkema          T-Sport Dallara-Mugen     1m21.382s  + 3.535s
20.  Miki Monras           Hitech Dallara-VW         1m21.541s  + 3.694s
21.  Kotaro Sakurai        Hitech Dallara-Mugen      1m25.438s  + 7.591s

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