Hockenheim European F3: Raffaelle Marciello dominates practice

Ferrari protege Raffaele Marciello dominated Formula 3 European Championship practice at Hockenheim on Friday

Hockenheim European F3: Raffaelle Marciello dominates practice

The championship leader topped both sessions at the German circuit, setting the best time of 1m33.941 in FP2 in his Prema Powerteam Dallara Mercedes.

A surprising second fastest was Daniil Kvyat, who is making his category debut with Carlin this weekend. The Red Bull junior driver was less than a tenth of a second slower than Marciello.

Kvyat's Carlin team-mate Jordan King was third fastest with Ma-con's Sven Muller and Prema's Lucas Auer completing the top five.

Felix Rosenqvist was second fastest in FP1, the Mucke Motorsport driver's time standing as his best of the afternoon. He fell to sixth overall as others improved later on.

Fortec duo Felix Serralles and Josh Hill were next up, ahead of Silverstone race-winner Harry Tincknell and Alex Lynn.

Dennis van de Laar repeatedly locked his front wheels coming into the Sachs Kurve and was one of three drivers black-flagged for exceeding track limits. Michael Lewis and Josh Hill were the others.

Practice one:

Pos  Driver              Team/Car                        Time       Gap
 1.  Raffaele Marciello  Prema Dallara-Merc              1m34.082s
 2.  Felix Rosenqvist    Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m34.298s  + 0.216s
 3.  Jordan King         Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.352s  + 0.270s
 4.  Felix Serralles     Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m34.587s  + 0.505s
 5.  Lucas Auer          Prema Dallara-Merc              1m34.678s  + 0.596s
 6.  Alex Lynn           Prema Dallara-Merc              1m34.700s  + 0.618s
 7.  Harry Tincknell     Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.834s  + 0.752s
 8.  Tom Blomqvist       Eurointernational Dallara-Merc  1m34.845s  + 0.763s
 9.  Will Buller         T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          1m34.966s  + 0.884s
10.  Antonio Giovinazzi  Double R Dallara-Merc           1m34.972s  + 0.890s
11.  Eddie Cheever       Prema Dallara-Merc              1m34.977s  + 0.895s
12.  Sven Muller         Ma-con Dallara-VW               1m35.067s  + 0.985s
13.  Michael Lewis       Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m35.157s  + 1.075s
14.  Daniil Kyvat        Carlin Dallara-VW               1m35.177s  + 1.095s
15.  Pipo Derani         Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m35.195s  + 1.113s
16.  Mitchell Gilbert    Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m35.414s  + 1.332s
17.  Dennis van de Laar  Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       1m35.468s  + 1.386s
18.  Jann Mardenborough  Carlin Dallara-VW               1m35.478s  + 1.396s
19.  Mans Grenhagen      Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       1m35.546s  + 1.464s
20.  Josh Hill           Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m35.616s  + 1.534s
21.  Andre Rudersdorf    Ma-con Dallara-VW               1m35.809s  + 1.727s
22.  Nicholas Latifi     Carlin Dallara-VW               1m35.895s  + 1.813s
23.  Ed Jones            Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m35.898s  + 1.816s
24.  Roy Nissany         Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m35.927s  + 1.845s
25.  Lucas Wolf          URD Dallara-Merc                1m35.966s  + 1.884s
26.  Sean Gelael         Double R Dallara-Merc           1m36.756s  + 2.674s
27.  Spike Goddard       T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          1m36.873s  + 2.791s
28.  Sandro Zeller       Zeller Dallara-Merc             1m37.203s  + 3.121s
29.  Tatiana Calderon    Double R Dallara-Merc           1m37.349s  + 3.267s

Practice two:

Pos  Driver              Team/Car                        Time       Gap
 1.  Raffaele Marciello  Prema Dallara-Merc              1m33.941s
 2.  Daniil Kyvat        Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.019s  + 0.078s
 3.  Jordan King         Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.041s  + 0.100s
 4.  Sven Muller         Ma-con Dallara-VW               1m34.206s  + 0.265s
 5.  Lucas Auer          Prema Dallara-Merc              1m34.212s  + 0.271s
 6.  Felix Serralles     Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m34.322s  + 0.381s
 7.  Josh Hill           Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m34.373s  + 0.432s
 8.  Harry Tincknell     Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.494s  + 0.553s
 9.  Alex Lynn           Prema Dallara-Merc              1m34.543s  + 0.602s
10.  Felix Rosenqvist    Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m34.543s  + 0.602s
11.  Mans Grenhagen      Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       1m34.625s  + 0.684s
12.  Michael Lewis       Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m34.647s  + 0.706s
13.  Jann Mardenborough  Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.675s  + 0.734s
14.  Tom Blomqvist       Eurointernational Dallara-Merc  1m34.753s  + 0.812s
15.  Will Buller         T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          1m34.798s  + 0.857s
16.  Dennis van de Laar  Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       1m34.812s  + 0.871s
17.  Eddie Cheever       Prema Dallara-Merc              1m34.833s  + 0.892s
18.  Roy Nissany         Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m34.846s  + 0.905s
19.  Mitchell Gilbert    Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m34.949s  + 1.008s
20.  Nicholas Latifi     Carlin Dallara-VW               1m35.192s  + 1.251s
21.  Pipo Derani         Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m35.403s  + 1.462s
22.  Andre Rudersdorf    Ma-con Dallara-VW               1m35.406s  + 1.465s
23.  Ed Jones            Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m35.625s  + 1.684s
24.  Antonio Giovinazzi  Double R Dallara-Merc           1m35.829s  + 1.888s
25.  Lucas Wolf          URD Dallara-Merc                1m35.855s  + 1.914s
26.  Spike Goddard       T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          1m36.012s  + 2.071s
27.  Sean Gelael         Double R Dallara-Merc           1m36.213s  + 2.272s
28.  Sandro Zeller       Zeller Dallara-Merc             1m36.256s  + 2.315s
29.  Tatiana Calderon    Double R Dallara-Merc           1m36.635s  + 2.694s
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