Nasr fastest on opening day at Rockingham

Nasr fastest on opening day at Rockingham

1 March 2011 – Felipe Nasr topped the timesheets at Rockingham on Tuesday, with the Brazilian driver leading the field during the opening British Formula 3 test of 2011. The 18-year-old set his fastest lap during the morning, with a time of 1:10.953 setting the standard throughout the day.

"I am very pleased," Nasr commented after his day on-track. "It was a good session and a good lap. Everything so far is looking fine for the year."

Carlos Huertas joined Nasr in beating the 1:11.000 barrier, registering an effort of 1:10.994 towards the end of the day. Rupert Svendsen-Cook was the highest placed British driver in third, with the Ipswich-born man set to enter his second season in the category, after finishing the 2010 campaign in seventh with one win to his name.

Jazeman Jaafar followed in fourth place, another man set to enter his second term in the sport. The young Malaysian will be hoping to build on his form with Carlin Motorsport last year, after achieving two visits to the podium. Despite some technical issues, Jaafar was pleased with his time at the wheel on Tuesday:

"Done for the day and ended P4 overall," he said via the social networking site Twitter. "Happy with the day except a few car problems towards the end of the morning run."

British F3 newcomer Jack Harvey ended his day of running just behind Jafaar in fifth, with the Briton posting the fastest time of the opening afternoon session. Lucas Foresti was the first of the Mercedes-powered runners in ninth place, with the top eight spots occupied by drivers using a Volkswagen engine.

Adderly Fong ended the day in 16th place, with the Sino Vision Racing driver hoping to build on his form shown in the closing race of the 2010 season. Fong scored his only points of the season during the final round at Brands Hatch, where he finished fourth.

Bart Hylkema and Yann Cunha were at the foot of the order in 17th and 18th respectively. Hylkema was the only rookie present in the field today, narrowly beating Brazilian Cunha when the final of five sessions came to an end. 


Testing continues at Rockingham on Thursday, before attention turns to the pre-season gathering at Silverstone next week

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