After two rounds of thrilling action at Silverstone, Formula Three jetted off to Barcelona for the 2020 Spanish Grand Prix weekend.
Logan Sargeant entered this round as championship leader ahead of Oscar Piastri as teams encountered a different start to the Spanish GP weekend, given the weather difference in August compared to usual trips in May of previous seasons.
Now here is a full roundup of Practice and Qualifying plus full timings.
A quiet start to session saw the majority of drivers opt just for installation laps with the three Charouz drivers being first to lay a benchmark, as David Schumacher went fastest with 1m 36.456.
Frederik Vesti was eventually the first frontrunner to show his hand with a 1m 35.256 but his time would soon be bettered within the following five minutes, in which Theo Pourchaire went quickest with a 1m 34.332.
Jake Hughes then snatched top position by 0.016s until Logan Sargeant produced a 1m 33.927 to go quickest from Oscar Piastri by 0.249s in the 27th minute.
Various drivers soon proceeded to find time but late Qualifying simulations were cut short after Alessio Deledda stopped at Turn Five to trigger a session-ending red flag.
Roman Stanek consequently finished fastest with a 1m 33.737 after getting his Quali simulation in before the red flag, ahead of Alex Peroni and Sargeant as Igor Fraga and Piastri completed the top five.
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A frantic start to Qualifying saw Trident’s Lirim Zendeli and Olli Caldwell lead the field out onto track for traditional two warm-up laps.
Zendeli was the first driver to set a benchmark time of 1m 34.772 but several drivers quickly bettered the German’s lap, with Piastri ending the first runs as fastest driver with a 1m 33.649 ahead of Liam Lawson and Logan Sargeant.
The traditional gap however saw a few drivers opt to do second runs with Zendeli going top with 1m 33.623, as David Beckmann and Clement Novalak improved to fourth and fifth respectively.
Peroni then ventured out early and produced a 1m 33.407 to go on provisional pole with ten minutes of session left, although times would continue to tumble as Sargeant snatched pole with an epic 1m 32.974 ahead of Jake Hughes and Lawson.
Deledda then spun off on his final lap to cause a yellow flag and ruin any chance of those on improved second laps climbing up the order, leaving Sargeant on pole and extended his championship lead over Piastri to five points.
Piastri, Sebastian Fernandez, Novalak, Beckmann, Pourchaire, Peroni and Zendeli complete the top ten for Race One grid.
Great Britain’s Olli Caldwell and Max Fewtrell only managed to qualify 21st and 22nd on the grid.
Post Qualifying Penalties
Zendeli will start 13th on the grid after he was penalised three grid positions for impeding Peroni during Qualifying.
Leonardo Pulcini who is racing with Carlin this weekend meanwhile has a five place grid drop to 17th after impeding MP Motorsport’s Richard Verschoor.
Deledda has been penalised ten grid positions after rendering a full set of tyres plus two additional front tyres unusable for safety reasons, consequently meaning that the Italian doesn’t lose a grid position after qualifying last anyway.
|1||Roman Stanek||Charouz||1m 33.737|
|2||Alex Peroni||Campos||+ 0.186|
|3||Logan Sargeant||Prema||+ 0.190|
|4||Igor Fraga||Charouz||+ 0.266|
|5||Oscar Piastri||Prema||+ 0.453|
|6||Jake Hughes||HWA Racelab||+ 0.498|
|7||Theo Pourchaire||ART GP||+ 0.514|
|8||David Beckmann||Trident||+ 0.589|
|9||Liam Lawson||Hitech GP||+ 0.600|
|10||Frederik Vesti||Prema||+ 0.711|
|11||Dennis Hauger||Hitech GP||+ 0.714|
|12||Clement Novalak||Carlin||+ 0.736|
|13||Jack Doohan||HWA Racelab||+ 0.779|
|14||Lirim Zendeli||Trident||+ 0.809|
|15||Sebastian Fernandez||ART GP||+ 0.865|
|16||Matteo Nannini||Jenzer||+ 0.892|
|17||Max Fewtrell||Hitech GP||+ 0.895|
|18||Calan Williams||Jenzer||+ 0.984|
|19||Frederico Malvestiti||Jenzer||+ 1.005|
|20||Lukas Dunner||MP Motorsport||+ 1.045|
|21||Richard Verschoor||MP Motorsport||+ 1.089|
|22||Olli Caldwell||Trident||+ 1.136|
|23||Enzo Fittipaldi||HWA Racelab||+ 1.403|
|24||Aleksandr Smolyar||ART GP||+ 1.422|
|25||Leonardo Pulcini||Carlin||+ 1.439|
|26||Bent Viscaal||MP Motorsport||+ 1.598|
|27||Cameron Das||Carlin||+ 1.679|
|28||Alessio Deledda||Campos||+ 1.793|
|29||Sophia Floersch||Campos||+ 2.068|
|30||David Schumacher||Charouz||+ 2.494|
|1||Logan Sargeant||Prema||1m 32.974|
|2||Jake Hughes||HWA Racelab||+ 0.111|
|3||Liam Lawson||Hitech GP||+ 0.143|
|4||Oscar Piastri||Prema||+ 0.197|
|5||Sebastian Fernandez||ART GP||+ 0.248|
|6||Clement Novalak||Carlin||+ 0.265|
|7||David Beckmann||Trident||+ 0.345|
|8||Theo Pourchaire||ART GP||+ 0.412|
|9||Alex Peroni||Campos||+ 0.433|
|10||Lirim Zendeli||Trident||+ 0.438|
|11||Richard Verschoor||MP Motorsport||+ 0.557|
|12||Leonardo Pulcini||Carlin||+ 0.614|
|13||Matteo Nannini||Jenzer||+ 0.628|
|14||Aleksandr Smolyar||ART GP||+ 0.708|
|15||Frederik Vesti||Prema||+ 0.711|
|16||Enzo Fittipaldi||HWA Racelab||+ 0.788|
|17||Jack Doohan||HWA Racelab||+ 0.808|
|18||Cameron Das||Carlin||+ 0.852|
|19||Roman Stanek||Charouz||+ 0.900|
|20||Lukas Dunner||MP Motorsport||+ 0.918|
|21||Olli Caldwell||Trident||+ 0.937|
|22||Max Fewtrell||Hitech GP||+ 0.960|
|23||Bent Viscaal||MP Motorsport||+ 0.963|
|24||Dennis Hauger||Hitech GP||+ 1.002|
|25||Calan Williams||Jenzer||+ 1.030|
|26||David Schumacher||Charouz||+ 1.051|
|27||Frederico Malvestiti||Charouz||+ 1.214|
|28||Igor Fraga||Charouz||+ 1.299|
|29||Sophia Floersch||Campos||+ 1.543|
|30||Alessio Deledda||Campos||+ 2.207|