Press Release 7 / 2023
14th April 2023
BARNARD SHINES AT THE TESTS IN BARCELONA
Barely two weeks after the exciting race in Melbourne, Australia, the 10 teams of the FIA F3 Championship met on April 13th and 14th, 2023 for two official test days at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona. Pleasant spring weather accompanied the days.
On the first morning, Taylor managed to impress with the 4th fastest time of the 30 drivers Nikita finished 22nd and Alejandro 26th. In the afternoon some different settings were tried out and race simulations were run. With all 30 drivers chasing times towards the end of the session, it wasn't easy to get a clear lap. Taylor classified 18th, Nikita was 20th and Alejandro 26th.
On the second morning, Taylor impressively managed to improve on his time from the first morning. He was 2nd before midday, Nikita and Alejandro had also improved and were now 18th and 23rd respectively. In the afternoon, our drivers once again achieved very good performances in the long runs. Taylor ended the session in excellent 2nd place, Alejandro was a very good 5th and Nikita ended the day in 27th place.
The last two official test days of the season in Imola are scheduled for next week. After that, the FIA F3 Championship will travel to the remaining 8 European events in the supporting program of the FIA Formula 1 Grand Prix races. The remaining racing program begins with the first event in Imola, on the weekend of May 21, 2023.
Nikita Bedrin (RUS/ITA)
Taylor Barnard (GBR)
Alejandro Garcia (MEX)