Calado tops Thursday timesheets at Spa
29 July 2010 – Britain’s James Calado led the way as the two British Formula 3 practice sessions took place at Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps circuit on Thursday. The Carlin driver was forced to adapt to changeable conditions, though, as the Ardennes venue’s microclimate proved its worth once again.
Leading the way with a best effort of 2:17.020 in a far dryer second session than the first period, Calado edged out championship-leading team-mate Jean-Eric Vergne by a large seven tenths of a second as the Hitech of William Buller completed the top three.
In the National Class, Menasheh Idafar led the way on a best time of 2:25.590 whilst T-Sport team-mate James Cole managed no afternoon lap time at all due to a driveshaft breakage.
Full Thursday results:
- Practice 1
- Practice 2
Qualifying in Belgium begins at 9am local time on Saturday (BST +1)