NAKAJIMA & HUERTAS ON TOP FOR RR The Raikkonen Robertson Racing pairing of Daisuke Nakajima and Carlos Huertas were the pace-setting runners today in the second and final day of official testing for the Cooper Tires British F3 International ...
NAKAJIMA & HUERTAS ON TOP FOR RR
The Raikkonen Robertson Racing pairing of Daisuke Nakajima and Carlos Huertas were the pace-setting runners today in the second and final day of official testing for the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series at Snetterton. With track conditions much improved this afternoon, the 21-year-old Japanese driver was able to get within four-hundredths of last July's pole position time for the Norfolk circuit.
Nakajima's Mercedes-powered Dallara set a best mark of 1m 02.109s, with Daisuke's Colombian team-mate Huertas next quickest just eight-thousandths of a second off the pace.
Carlin men Adriano Buzaid, Jean-Eric Vergne and James Calado (Pershore) were third, fourth and fifth respectively, rookie Calado unable to repeat his session-leading feats of yesterday.
In this morning's damp-then-dry session it was Fortec's new signing Oli Webb who emerged on top, but a wheel-damaging incident this afternoon hampered the Knutsford driver's pace and he wound up seventh overall, just behind the Hitech car of Ulsterman William Buller.
T-Sport pairing Menasheh Idafar and James Cole were again the class of the National field.
There's more F3 testing at Rockingham next week, with the championship's opening rounds set for Oulton Park over the Easter weekend (3-5 Apr). British F3 is sponsored by US tyre manufacturer Cooper Tire and is further supported by Sunoco Racing Fuels, Anglo American Oil Company and Mirror.co.uk.