British F3

Carlos Huertas and Felipe Nasr continued their class-leading performances in testing for the Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series today at Silverstone, the South American Carlin team-mates running well ahead of the pack on the first day of a two-day session at the British Grand Prix circuit.

Brazilian Nasr – quickest in testing last week at Rockingham – had to cede top spot today to his Colombian rival, the two separated by just one-hundredth of a second at the head of the times.

Carlin drivers filled the top five places, with Hitech’s Pietro Fantin placing sixth. The leading Mercedes-powered runners were Double R Racing’s twosome, Pipo Derani and Scott Pye, ninth and 10th respectively.

Cooper Tires British Formula 3 International Series

Official testing, Silverstone / 8 March

 Leading runners

 1  Carlos HUERTAS / COL,  Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen  1m 52.564s
2  Felipe NASR / BRA,  Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen  1m 52.574s
3  Jazeman JAAFAR / MAS,  Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen  1m 52.828s
4  Kevin MAGNUSSEN / DEN,  Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen  1m 53.066s
5  Rupert SVENDSEN-COOK / GBR,  Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen  1m 53.108s
6  Pietro FANTIN / BRA,  Hitech Dallara-Volkswagen  1m 53.174s
7  Jack HARVEY / GBR,  Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen  1m 53.305s
8  Riki CHRISTODOULOU / GBR,  Hitech Dallara-Volkswagen  1m 53.357s
9  Pipo DERANI / BRA,  Double R Dallara-Mercedes  1m 53.371s
10  Scott PYE / AUS,  Double R Dallara-Mercedes  1m 53.528s etc

Full timesheets from TSL