Press Release 9 / 2023
19th April 2023
BEDRIN AND BARNARD FAST AT THE F3 TEST IN IMOLA
The last pre-season test days of the FIA F3 championship took place on 17th /18th April 2023 in Imola. The weather was good and the test programs could be executed as desired.
The first morning started with a great result for Nikita. He achieved the fastest time of the 30 drivers. Taylor was 12th, just 0.517 back and Alejandro was 25th. In the afternoon, Nikita was able to improve further and to shine once more as the fastest of the entire field. Taylor finished 11th and Alejandro 27th.
Also in the morning of the second day, Nikita drove a very fast qualifying simulation and achieved 2nd place. Taylor reached 4th position and Alejandro was 27th. Unfortunately, Nikita and Taylor, but especially Taylor, had their fastest lap times deleted because they exceeded track limits. The track limit situation will certainly be very important also on the race weekend here.
In the afternoon our drivers drove another race simulation, but also another series of fast laps. In the end, Nikita was again at the top of the results list and Taylor right behind him in second place. Alejandro, with 10th place also held a top ten place until the end of the session.
With this good result we look forward to the next race, which takes place on the weekend of May 21, 2023 equally in Imola, where FIA F3 will again be part of the support program for the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Nikita Bedrin (RUS/ITA)
Taylor Barnard (GBR)
Alejandro Garcia (MEX)