Felipe Drugovich set the fastest time for MP Motorsport on the morning of Day 3 in Sakhir before the second session was cancelled due to a sandstorm and low visibility. The Brazilian driver’s rookie teammate Clément Novalak was second, ahead of Hitech Grand Prix’s Jüri Vips.

The penultimate morning of pre-season testing was spent performing long runs as the teams ramped up their final preparations for the opening race of the season.

Two of the three drivers to post fewer than 30 laps were at the top of the leaderboard, as MP pairing Drugovich and Novalak dominated. The Brazilian led from start to finish, dropping a 1:44.911 to beat his teammate by nearly a second.

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Pourchaires tally of 56 laps was the highest on the final day
Pourchaire's tally of 56 laps was the highest on the final day

Roy Nissany of DAMS and PREMA’s Dennis Hauger were sixth and seventh, ahead of ART’s Theo Pourchaire, whose tally of 56 laps was the highest on the final morning.

Jack Doohan finished in ninth with just under two and a half seconds separating him from the leader, while Ayumu Iwasa managed tenth before pulling to a stop at Turn 8 and causing the session’s sole Red Flag.

The next time that the cars hit the track will be for Round 1 of 2022 campaign, which will launch into action at Sakhir on March 18.


1Felipe DrugovichMP Motorsport1:44.91124
2Clément NovalakMP Motorsport1:45.88322
3Juri VipsHitech Grand Prix1:45.97850
4Liam LawsonCarlin1:46.11446
5Logan SargeantCarlin1:46.76145
6Roy NissanyDAMS1:46.79150
7Dennis HaugerPREMA Racing1:46.97949
8Théo PourchaireART Grand Prix1:47.23556
9Jack DoohanVirtuosi Racing1:47.37747
10Ayumu IwasaDAMS1:47.46545
11Jake HughesVan Amersfoort Racing1:47.49842
12Frederik VestiART Grand Prix1:47.59054
13Ralph BoschungCampos Racing1:47.80046
14Amaury CordeelVan Amersfoort Racing1:47.94443
15Jehan DaruvalaPREMA Racing1:47.99248
16Marino SatoVirtuosi Racing1:48.34653
17Calan WilliamsTrident1:48.45640
18Olli CaldwellCampos Racing1:48.80546
19Richard VerschoorTrident1:48.80739
20Enzo FittipaldiCharouz Racing System1:49.08432
21Cem BölükbasiCharouz Racing System1:49.51919
22Marcus ArmstrongHitech Grand Prix1:49.83932