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MARCH 31, 2005

Hamilton leads the way in Spa Formula 3 test

British rising star Lewis Hamilton led the way in the two-day Formula 3 Euroseries test at Spa-Francorchamps with his ASM Dallara-Mercedes F305, a tenth faster than former Formula 3000 driver Esteban Guerrieri, driving a Midland Junior Team Dallara-Toyota. There were 10 other drivers within a second of the fastest time with Manor Motorsport duo Paul di Resta and Lucas di Grassi third and fourth in their Dallara-Mercedes and James Rossiter fifth in his Signature-Plus Dallara-Opel. Next up were Franck Perera (Prema Powerteam Dallara-Opel), Giedo Van der Garde (Team Rosberg Dallara-Opel) and Loic Duval (Signature-Plus Dallara-Opel). In total there were 23 cars taking part in the test, including the new SLC and Mygale chassis, although neither was on the pace of the Dallaras.