F3 Barcelona DeFrancesco to start Race 1 in 24th place
13TH FOLLOWING MORNING PRACTICE DROPS TO 24th IN QUALIFYING WITH ALMOST THE SAME GAP BETWEEN HIMSELF AND P1
Devlin DeFrancesco starting his F3 season with Trident Motorsports had started his day by finishing with a time of 1:34.301 in practice. The top three of the session being teammate Pedro Piquet(son of Nelson Piquet) with a 1:33.255, Jüri Vips with Hitech Grand Prix(1:33.264) and third Robert Shwartzman with Prema Racing(1:33.510).
Certainly following the F1 & F2 free practices the track had rubbered in has qualifying times were much faster. Pole position went to Robert Shwartzman and Prema Racing with a time of 1:31.975. Christian Lundgaard(ART Grand Prix) second with 1:32.083 and third Marcus Armstrong(Prema Racing) 1:32.427.
As for DeFrancesco, he ended qualifying with a time of 1:33.545 good enough for 24th spot on the grid. The 21 cars behind 3rd place Armstrong are 1.1 seconds apart.
Quickest within the Trident Motorsports team was Niko Kari with 1:32.878, which come to 0.667s quicker than Devlin DeFrancesco.
Race 1 is scheduled tomorrow morning 10am local time.
Image: FIA Formula 3 Championship