Lundgaard quickest in post-season testing for the second day in a row

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Christian Lundgaard was the quickest driver for the second day running in Valencia post-season testing, setting the fastest overall lap time in the morning session, ahead of MP Motorsport debutant Lorenzo Colombo.
 Oscar Piastri was fastest in a slower afternoon session for PREMA Racing, but his time wouldn’t have made the top ten in the morning, as focus switched from quick laps to race simulations and long-runs.
 
The second day of post-season testing began in drier circumstances than the first, as 16 of the 30 racers headed out onto the Circuit de Valencia at the first opportunity. Amongst those to head out were debutants Enzo Fittipaldi, Dennis Hauger and Oliver Caldwell.
 
Clement Novalak initially topped the early risers, setting the benchmark at 1:26.053, but he was almost instantly displaced, as Sebastián Fernández returned ART Grand Prix to the top of the table, taking the time down to 1:22.364 in his home country.
 
Yesterday’s fastest man, Lundgaard, then began a two-way tussle with Jack Doohan for first place, as the pair exchanged fastest times. The Australian looked like he was in control, before Lundgaard broke the 1m 21s barrier for the first time and stole a 0.331s advantage.
 
Sitting behind the Dane in the order was MP Motorsport’s Colombo, impressing in his second day of testing with the Dutch side. The Italian was one of a few drivers to attempt a better lap than Lundgaard, but none of them could match it. Yuki Tsunoda, again testing with Hitech Grand Prix, was another to try and fail, eventually lining up behind both Lundgaard and Colombo in the morning’s top three.
 
For many of the teams, attention switched towards the end of the session and they focused on getting miles under their belts. The likes of Simo Laaksonen and David Schumacher both banked more than 110 laps between them, having missed the first day.
 
The afternoon session began in similar fashion, as a number of teams opted for race simulations, ahead of fast lap times. Oliver Caldwell, debuting for Trident, was the first back out on track and ran round in 1:25.805.
 
Calan Williams, Yu Kanamaru and Dan Ticktum all took turns at the top of the order in the early stages, running at around the 1m 23s mark. The British racer was the first to break that barrier, but was quickly usurped by Tsunoda and shortly after, Doohan.
 
Formula Renault Eurocup leader, Piastri, gave PREMA Racing their first taste of P1 in testing, wrestling control from Tsunoda and Doohan, who had continued to exchange first and second.
 
Tsunoda briefly stole the spot back, but a flurry of late laps saw Piastri reclaim his advantage at the top of the table when they crossed the chequered flag, with a time of 1:21.679.
 
Lirim Zendeli, Billy Monger and Max Fewtrell will all return for the final day of testing tomorrow morning at 9am. At HWA RACELAB, there will be a debut appearance for Sophia Floersch, while Andreas Estner returns to F3 at Jenzer Motorsport.
 
FIA Formula 3 Valencia post-season test – Day 2 morning session
 
Pos. Driver Team Laptime Laps
1 Christian Lundgaard ART Grand Prix 01:20.9 54
2 Lorenzo Colombo MP Motorsport 01:21.0 52
3 Yuki Tsunoda Hitech Grand Prix 01:21.1 53
4 David Beckmann Trident 01:21.2 58
5 Sebastian Fernandez ART Grand Prix 01:21.2 31
6 Jack Doohan Hitech Grand Prix 01:21.2 43
7 Theo Pourchaire ART Grand Prix 01:21.3 52
8 Linus Lundqvist Campos Racing 01:21.4 40
9 Jake Hughes HWA RACELAB 01:21.4 39
10 Bent Viscaal MP Motorsport 01:21.4 63
11 Jonathan Hoggard Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 01:21.4 42
12 Fabio Scherer HWA RACELAB 01:21.4 54
13 Devlin DeFrancesco Trident 01:21.5 44
14 Dan Ticktum Carlin Buzz Racing 01:21.5 44
15 Lukas Dunner MP Motorsport 01:21.5 58
16 Calan Williams Jenzer Motorsport 01:21.6 41
17 Oscar Piastri PREMA Racing 01:21.6 26
18 Enaam Ahmed Campos Racing 01:21.7 48
19 Simo Laaksonen HWA RACELAB 01:21.7 66
20 Federico Malvestiti Jenzer Motorsport 01:21.7 50
21 Clement Novalak Carlin Buzz Racing 01:21.8 46
22 Yu Kanamaru Campos Racing 01:21.9 34
23 Dennis Hauger Hitech Grand Prix 01:21.9 56
24 David Schumacher Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 01:21.9 57
25 Leong Hon Chio Jenzer Motorsport 01:22.0 36
26 Enzo Fittipaldi PREMA Racing 01:22.2 38
27 Joao Vieira Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 01:22.4 43
28 Frederik Vesti PREMA Racing 01:22.4 38
29 Igor Fraga Carlin Buzz Racing 01:22.5 44
30 Oliver Caldwell Trident 01:23.6 39

FIA Formula 3 Valencia post-season test – Day 2 afternoon session

Pos. Driver Team Laptime Laps
1 Oscar Piastri PREMA Racing 01:21.7 54
2 Yuki Tsunoda Hitech Grand Prix 01:21.7 41
3 Christian Lundgaard ART Grand Prix 01:21.7 46
4 Jack Doohan Hitech Grand Prix 01:21.8 42
5 Enaam Ahmed Campos Racing 01:21.8 40
6 Sebastian Fernandez ART Grand Prix 01:21.8 45
7 Bent Viscaal MP Motorsport 01:21.8 52
8 Devlin DeFrancesco Trident 01:21.8 49
9 Lukas Dunner MP Motorsport 01:21.9 29
10 Yu Kanamaru Campos Racing 01:21.9 41
11 Linus Lundqvist Campos Racing 01:22.0 43
12 Enzo Fittipaldi PREMA Racing 01:22.1 54
13 David Beckmann Trident 01:22.1 38
14 Clement Novalak Carlin Buzz Racing 01:22.1 35
15 Jonathan Hoggard Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 01:22.2 48
16 Jake Hughes HWA RACELAB 01:22.2 34
17 Lorenzo Colombo MP Motorsport 01:22.2 47
18 Dan Ticktum Carlin Buzz Racing 01:22.3 37
19 David Schumacher Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 01:22.3 62
20 Simo Laaksonen HWA RACELAB 01:22.3 57
21 Dennis Hauger Hitech Grand Prix 01:22.3 38
22 Frederik Vesti PREMA Racing 01:22.3 54
23 Theo Pourchaire ART Grand Prix 01:22.4 44
24 Igor Fraga Carlin Buzz Racing 01:22.5 43
25 Fabio Scherer HWA RACELAB 01:22.6 51
26 Federico Malvestiti Jenzer Motorsport 01:22.7 37
27 Leong Hon Chio Jenzer Motorsport 01:22.7 42
28 Calan Williams Jenzer Motorsport 01:22.8 42
29 Oliver Caldwell Trident 01:22.8 55
30 Joao Vieira Sauber Junior Team by Charouz 01:23.0 42

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