British F3 - Brands Hatch GP - 13 / 13 May

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Brands Hatch GP

13 / 13 May

O'Sullivan chalks up fastest time of Brands Hatch GP test

Carlin's Zak O'Sullivan set the fastest time in BRDC British F3 testing on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit today, with a lap time of 1m21.039s being enough to put him almost four tenths of a second clear of Hitech GP's Bart Horsten. 

British F3 returnee Horsten had set the fastest time of the day with around half the final session remaining, but two late flying laps from British F4 runner-up O'Sullivan were enough to put the young Brit on top of the pile.

Carlin's Australian charge Christian Mansell, another F4 graduate was third, 0.078s away from Horsten and a couple of tenths ahead of teammate Bryce Aron in fourth. 

Frederick Lubin powered newcomers Arden into the top-five, and just 0.051s clear of teammate and fellow F4 graduate Alex Connor in sixth. 

Chris Dittmann Racing's best time came courtesy of Alex Fores, with the 20-year-old F3 Cup runner-up just under a tenth clear of Ginetta Junior champion Tom Lebbon, who ensured that another new team, Elite Motorsport, were represented well inside the top-10, with Lebbon's teammate Javier Sagrera ninth and just 0.034s further back. 

Fortec's Roberto Faria completed the top-10, but the Brazilian driver suffered a hefty shunt out on the Grand Prix loop in the final half of the session from which he emerged unscathed. 

The vast majority of drivers set their best laps in the final session of the day, though Douglas Motorsport's Dexter Patterson set his best effort in session three, which was enough to put the Sauber-backed Scotsman seventh overall on the timesheets for the day.

The field will be back in action at Brands Hatch next weekend (22-23 May) for the first race event of the 2021 season. 

BRDC British F3 Championship, Brands Hatch test, session four result:

1. Zak O'Sullivan, Carlin, 1m21.039s
2. Bart Horsten, Hitech GP, +0.384s
3. Christian Mansell, Carlin, +0.462s
4. Bryce Aron, Carlin, +0.690s
5. Frederick Lubin, Arden, +0.887s
6. Alex Connor, Arden, +0.938s
7. Alex Fores, Chris Dittmann Racing, +1.247s
8. Tom Lebbon, Elite Motorsport, +1.344s
9. Javier Sagrera, Elite Motorsport, +1.378s
10. Roberto Faria, Fortec Motorsports, +1.657s
11. Ayrton Simmons, Chris Dittmann Racing, +1.708s
12. Dexter Patterson, Douglas Motorsport, +1.828s
13. Jose Garfias, Elite Motorsport, +2.150s
14. Sebastian Alvarez, Hitech GP, +2.972s
15. Max Marzorati, Chris Dittmann Racing, +3.153s
16. Reema Juffali, Douglas Motorsport, +3.284s
17. Mikkel Grundtvig, Fortec Motorsports, +3.300s
NC. Reece Ushijima, Hitech GP, DNS

BRDC British F3 Championship, Brands Hatch test, combined classification:

1. Zak O'Sullivan, Carlin, 1m21.039s
2. Bart Horsten, Hitech GP, +0.384s
3. Christian Mansell, Carlin, +0.462s
4. Bryce Aron, Carlin, +0.690s
5. Frederick Lubin, Arden, +0.887s
6. Alex Connor, Arden, +0.938s
7. Dexter Patterson, Douglas Motorsport, +0.949s
8. Alex Fores, Chris Dittmann Racing, +1.247s
9. Tom Lebbon, Elite Motorsport, +1.344s
10. Javier Sagrera, Elite Motorsport, +1.378s
11. Roberto Faria, Fortec Motorsports, +1.657s
12. Ayrton Simmons, Chris Dittmann Racing, +1.708s
13. Jose Garfias, Elite Motorsport, +2.150s
14. Reece Ushijima, Hitech GP, +2.524s
15. Sebastian Alvarez, Hitech GP, +2.739s
16. Max Marzorati, Chris Dittmann Racing, +3.153s
17. Reema Juffali, Douglas Motorsport, +3.284s
18. Mikkel Grundtvig, Fortec Motorsports, +3.300s

Race 3
Brands Hatch

1. Mansell, C 12 laps
2. Pont, J +1.991s
3. Patterson, D +4.190s
4. Aron, B +4.483s
5. Grundtvig, M +4.990s
6. Ushijima, R +5.603s
7. O'Sullivan, Z +6.146s
8. Horsten, B +6.611s
9. Bearman, O +7.151s
10. Lebbon, T +8.579s
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Race 2
Brands Hatch

1. O'Sullivan, Z 10 laps
2. Bearman, O +2.248s
3. Ushijima, R +5.546s
4. Lubin, F +6.452s
5. Connor, A +7.703s
6. Faria, R +10.470s
7. Lebbon, T +11.156s
8. Alvarez, S +11.557s
9. Aron, B +11.951s
10. Mansell, C +12.392s
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Race 1
Brands Hatch

1. Simmons, A 12 laps
2. Bearman, O +1.207s
3. O'Sullivan, Z +1.644s
4. Horsten, B +6.872s
5. Ushijima, R +10.579s
6. Lubin, F +11.388s
7. Connor, A +11.388s
8. Mansell, C +23.346s
9. Lebbon, T +24.437s
10. Aron, B +27.274s
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