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F3 Testing: 2023 Pre-season Day 2 results

Gabriele Mini during the pre-season testing

Day 2 of the Formula 3 pre-season testing has finished with Gregorie Saucy once again topping the morning session.

The pre-season F3 test in Bahrain entered its second day with ART Grand Prix’s Gregorie Saucy displaying his speed. The Frenchman’s form didn’t diminish as he once again found himself at the top of the times in both sessions. Let’s see who stood out on day two.

Morning Session (AM)

PHM Racing driver Sophie Floersch led the way as drivers were keen to make their way out on track early. Saucy became the only driver to finish in the 1.46s as he comfortably slotted into first. Jenzer Motorsport driver Alex Garcia stopped on track at Turn 6 which caused a red flag. As the temperature rose, drivers turned their attention to long runs with Hitech’s Gabriele Mini clocking in the most laps at 39. Luke Browning continued to impress his prospective team slotting into seventh.

  1. Gregorie Saucy (ART Grand Prix) – 1.46.642
  2. Dino Beganovic (PREMA) – 1.47.121
  3. Gabriele Mini (Hitech Pulse-Eight) – 1.47.166
  4. Gabriel Bortoleto (Trident) – 1.47.197
  5. Franco Colapinto (MP Motorsport) – 1.47.266
  6. Nikola Tsolov (ART Grand Prix) – 1.47.287
  7. Luke Browning (Hitech Pulse-Eight) – 1.47.339
  8. Kaylen Frederick (ART Grand Prix) – 1.47.359
  9. Taylor Barnard (Jenzer Motorsport) – 1.47.380
  10. Zak O’Sullivan (PREMA) – 1.47.419

Afternoon Session (PM)

With the track temperature cooling down, times tumbled as Mini became the first driver this week to narrowly beat Saucy who had a stoppage on track which resulted in a red flag. A second flag was brought out by Rodin Carlin driver Ollie Gray.

  1. Gabriele Mini (Hitech Pulse-Eight) – 1.48.175
  2. Gregorie Saucy (ART Grand Prix) – 1.48.211
  3. Sebastian Montoya (Hitech Pulse-Eight) – 1.48.274
  4. Caio Collet (Vans Amersfoort Racing) – 1.48.318
  5. Dino Beganovic (PREMA) – 1.48.329
  6. Gabriel Bortoleto (Trident) – 1.48.388
  7. Luke Browning (Hitech Pulse-Eight) – 1.48.487
  8. Pepe Marti (Campos Racing) – 1.48.489
  9. Paul Aron (PREMA) – 1.48.628
  10. Zak O’Sullivan (PREMA) – 1.48.665

Tomorrow is the final day of the F3 test in Bahrain before attention turns to the first race of the season in March. Check back tomorrow as LWOS provides a recap of the timings and what occurred during the day.

Formula Image Credit: Formula Motorsport Limited

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