Ferrari junior Robert Shwartzman kept Prema on top in FIA Formula 3 (F3) Championship pre-season test for 2019 at Hungaroring on the final day.
With most focusing on long runs in the afternoon session, the times from the morning session was enough to set the final day F3 standings with Shwartzman (1m30.746s) ending on top from Renault junior and ART Grand Prix’s Christian Lundgaard (1m30.940s).
The SMP Racing driver’s Prema teammates followed up with Jehan Daruvala (1m31.021s) in third and Ferrari junior and Day 1 pace-setter Marcus Armstrong (1m31.122s) fourth with Honda junior and Jenzer Motorsport’s Yuki Tsunoda (1m31.146s) fifth.
The Japanese had topped the afternoon session. Behind the Top 5, ART’s David Beckmann (1m31.184s) slotted in sixth from HWA Racelab’s Jake Hughes (1m31.207s) with Sauber Junior Team by Charouz’s Raoul Hyman (1m31.213s) finishing eighth.
The Top 10 was then rounded out by Red Bull junior and MP Motorsport’s Liam Lawson (1m31.273s) and Renault junior and ART’s Max Fewtrell (1m31.291s) as the other Red Bull junior and Hitech GP’s Juri Vips (1m31.347s) missed the spot.
The Estonian was a late red flag causer when he stopped at Turn 11 with teammate Leonardo Pulcini (1m31.384s) in 12th also a culprit for the same, as the Italian stopped at Turn 2 little earlier in the session.
The Top 15 was rounded by Sauber Junior Team by Charouz’s Fabio Scherer (1m31.442s), Campos Racing’s Sebastian Fernandez (1m31.442s) – with the two setting identical times – and Trident’s Niko Kari (1m31.467s).
Fernandez also caused a red flag when he stopped at pit entry while his teammate Alex Peroni did the same when he stopped at Turn 10. The only other driver to bring out the red flag was Jenzer’s Andreas Estner when he stopped at Turn 9.
Position 16-30: Lirim Zendeli (Sauber), Pedro Piquet (Trident), Richard Vershoor (MP Motorsport), Peroni, Simo Laaksonen (MP Motorsport), Ye Yifei (Hitech GP), Artem Petrov (Jenzer), Felipe Drugovich (Carlin), Logan Sargeant (Carlin), Estner, Devlin Defrancesco (Trident), Bent Viscaal (HWA Racelab), Teppei Natori (Carlin), Keyvan Anders (HWA Racelab) and Alessio Deledda (Campos).
Here’s what happened on Day 1