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F3 - Max Fewtrell quickest in Silverstone Free Practice
July 12, 2019  

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Briton sets the standard ahead of DeFrancesco and Beckmann

 

Max Fewtrell ensured the British race weekend got underway with a countryman on top, lapping quickest around the freshly laid Silverstone circuit to top the times in this morning’s FIA Formula 3 Free Practice. The ART Grand Prix man ran ahead of Trident’s Devlin DeFrancesco and teammate David Beckmann, who both secured their highest practice positions of the campaign to date.
 
It was the third ART machine which got the session underway, as Christian Lundgaard set the early pace in cool 17 degree temperatures. Fellow Englishman Jake Hughes and Leonardo Pulcini then exchanged places at the top, as the grid warmed up their tyres.
 
There was plenty of traffic on track in the opening minutes as the cars got a taste of the new tarmac and PREMA soon took control of the session with Championship leaders Robert Shwartzman and Jehan Daruvala leading the times.
 
That was as good as it got for the PREMA duo who quickly dropped down the order. Pulcini and Beckmann began to battle it out in first, but Fewtrell then emerged as the frontrunner in front of his home crowd.
 
Ye Yifei briefly claimed first ahead of the ART man, but the latter bounced back by breaking the 1m 46s barrier with just two minutes on the clock. DeFrancesco was able to set a time good enough for second, while Beckmann couldn’t improve on his teammate’s time and nestled in at third ahead of Yifei and Lirim Zendeli. Yuki Tsunoda, Lundgaard, Raoul Hyman, Pulcini and Daruvala completed the top ten. 
 
Fewtrell will look to keep up his early weekend pace when the cars return to the track for Qualifying at 4.50pm (local time).
 
FIA Formula 3 – Silverstone Free Practice classification
 
 
DRIVER
TEAM
LAPTIME
LAPS
1
Max Fewtrell
ART Grand Prix
1:45.264
18
2
Devlin DeFrancesco
Trident
1:45.487
18
3
David Beckmann
ART Grand Prix
1:45.583
19
4
Ye Yifei
Hitech Grand Prix
1:45.606
20
5
Lirim Zendeli
Sauber Junior Team by Charouz
1:45.672
19
6
Yuki Tsunoda
Jenzer Motorsport
1:45.779
20
7
Christian Lundgaard
ART Grand Prix
1:45.998
19
8
Raoul Hyman
Sauber Junior Team by Charouz
1:46.185
19
9
Leonardo Pulcini
Hitech Grand Prix
1:46.222
15
10
Jehan Daruvala
PREMA Racing
1:46.264
15
11
Fabio Scherer
Sauber Junior Team by Charouz
1:46.270
20
12
Robert Shwartzman
PREMA Racing
1:46.396
16
13
Felipe Drugovich
Carlin Buzz Racing
1:46.428
17
14
Juri Vips
Hitech Grand Prix
1:46.553
17
15
Niko Kari
Trident
1:46.578
16
16
Pedro Piquet
Trident
1:46.681
16
17
Sebastian Fernandez
Campos Racing
1:46.743
18
18
Logan Sargeant
Carlin Buzz Racing
1:46.767
17
19
Andreas Estner
Jenzer Motorsport
1:46.843
21
20
Marcus Armstrong
PREMA Racing
1:46.850
14
21
Alex Peroni
Campos Racing
1:47.096
17
22
Liam Lawson
MP Motorsport
1:47.201
17
23
Simo Laaksonen
MP Motorsport
1:47.220
16
24
Richard Verschoor
MP Motorsport
1:47.235
16
25
Teppei Natori
Carlin Buzz Racing
1:47.477
18
26
Jake Hughes
HWA RACELAB
1:47.637
18
27
Federico Malvestiti
Jenzer Motorsport
1:47.876
21
28
Keyvan Andres
HWA RACELAB
1:48.315
19
29
Bent Viscaal
HWA RACELAB
1:48.946
19
30
Alessio Deledda
Campos Racing
1:49.124
20

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