HomeRacingCollet leaves Austria as man to beat in F3 – The Checkered Flag
Collet leaves Austria as man to beat in F3 – The Checkered Flag
April 4, 2021
Having simply turned eighteen yesterday, Caio Collet set the quickest ever FIA System 3 lap across the Crimson Bull Ring to finish the two-day pre-season check on prime.
The Brazilian, a part of the Alpine F1 driver academy, set a 1:18:592 in his MP Motorsport automobile to finish the day over a tenth away from the sector. His teammate Victor Martins had been fast within the morning however the Frenchman didn’t set a lap within the afternoon.
Second in a day session which noticed loads of operating was PREMA’s Dennis Hauger. The Norwegian was solely twenty eighth within the morning as snow restricted the operating for a lot of however he was again on the sharp finish come the day’s chequered flag.
It was one other extremely spectacular day for Hitech GP’s 15-year-old rookie Jak Crawford who was third quickest within the afternoon and fifth within the morning. He was adopted by his 2020 ADAC System 4 rival, and eventual champion, Jonny Edgar who has been the standout Carlin driver to this point.
These 4 had been all quicker than the morning’s benchmark time, set by Jenzer’s returning Australian Calan Williams who has excessive hopes of a very good season within the turquoise of the Italian workforce.
Matteo Nannini was extremely constant all day together with his morning time lower than two hundredths faster than his afternoon effort because the younger Italian led the best way for HWA Racelab.
Frederik Vesti, Clément Novalak, Michael Belov and Olli Caldwell all snuck below the 1m 19s barrier within the afternoon with Kaylen Frederick, Logan Sargeant and Martins all doing so within the afternoon. Solely Aleksandr Smolyar may handle that on day one.
Smolyar was tenth quickest within the afternoon for ART simply behind Caldwell’s PREMA with Amaury Cordeel simply outdoors the highest ten for Campos.
It was one other powerful day for Arthur Leclerc nevertheless because the Monegasque driver was slowest within the morning, however may solely climb to 18th within the afternoon whereas his teammates had been firmly within the prime ten. Jack Doohan additionally didn’t hassle the highest of the time sheets like many can have anticipated for his new Trident workforce.