Monza European Formula 3: Felix Rosenqvist leads practice session

Felix Rosenqvist emerged as the fastest runner in free practice as the Formula 3 European Championship began its Monza weekend

Monza European Formula 3: Felix Rosenqvist leads practice session

The Swede was one of the few to set his quickest time in the opening 40-minute session, which he topped by 0.312 seconds from Markus Pommer.

In the second session, Rosenqvist's fellow Prema Powerteam runner Jake Dennis continued the good form that netted him a double win last time out in Pau, getting down to a time just 0.018s slower than Rosenqvist's earlier best.

Dennis edged this session by 0.130s from Rosenqvist, the Prema cars running a tiny single-plane element across the top of the rear wing to boost straightline speed.

Pommer was again quick in this session, the Motopark-run reigning German F3 champion pipping Alexander Albon to the third-fastest time.

Albon was in the top six in both sessions in what, remarkably, is the first-ever race weekend at Monza for the Signature team in any category.

Charles Leclerc was in the top five in both sessions to take fifth-fastest overall with Van Amersfoort Racing, the Monegasque pipping the other two Prema cars of Lance Stroll and Brandon Maisano.

Team West-Tec continued the pace shown in Wednesday's test, when Raoul Hyman was a frontrunner, although this time it was Fabian Schiller on form for the team, the German teenager going eighth fastest overall.

The overall top 10 was rounded out by Mucke Motorsport duo Maximilian Gunther and Mikkel Jensen, although Gunther was involved in the incident that provided the only red flag, which came just a few minutes before the end and meant the termination of practice.

His Mucke team-mate Michele Beretta had backed off on the straight out of the Ascari chicane, and the unsighted Gunther hit him, the debris from the incident meaning that the session was stopped.

The Carlin team is yet to show any strong form, with George Russell leading the team's challenge in 11th on combined times and championship leader Antonio Giovinazzi 13th, the duo sandwiching Sam MacLeod.

PRACTICE ONE:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.861s - 17
2 Markus Pommer Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.173s 0.312s 18
3 Jake Dennis Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.207s 0.346s 16
4 Charles Leclerc Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.243s 0.382s 16
5 Brandon Maisano Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.244s 0.383s 19
6 Alexander Albon Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.257s 0.396s 19
7 Fabian Schiller Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.390s 0.529s 17
8 Maximilian Guenther KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.416s 0.555s 16
9 Sam MacLeod Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.528s 0.667s 17
10 Dorian Boccolacci Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.629s 0.768s 18
11 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.658s 0.797s 15
12 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.658s 0.797s 18
13 Mikkel Jensen KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.699s 0.838s 17
14 Santino Ferrucci KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.769s 0.908s 16
15 George Russell Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.779s 0.918s 17
16 Antonio Giovinazzi Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.813s 0.952s 19
17 Alessio Lorandi Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.824s 0.963s 17
18 Matt Solomon Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.870s 1.009s 19
19 Arjun Maini Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.881s 1.020s 17
20 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.951s 1.090s 20
21 Artur Janosz EuroInternational Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.983s 1.122s 19
22 Ryan Tveter Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m45.014s 1.153s 16
23 Raoul Hyman Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 1m45.036s 1.175s 16
24 Gustavo Menezes Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m45.050s 1.189s 18
25 Michele Beretta KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m45.139s 1.278s 15
26 Callum Ilott Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m45.184s 1.323s 16
27 Kang Ling KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m45.243s 1.382s 15
28 Nicolas Pohler Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m45.326s 1.465s 19
29 Tatiana Calderon Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m45.391s 1.530s 17
30 Matt Rao Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m45.455s 1.594s 17
31 Martin Cao Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m45.538s 1.677s 17
32 Julio Moreno ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 1m45.545s 1.684s 18
33 Facu Regalia EuroInternational Dallara/Mercedes 1m45.586s 1.725s 17
34 Mahaveer Raghunathan Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m45.615s 1.754s 18
35 Nabil Jeffri Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m46.581s 2.720s 11

PRACTICE TWO:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Jake Dennis Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.879s - 13
2 Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.009s 0.130s 14
3 Markus Pommer Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.026s 0.147s 9
4 Alexander Albon Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.032s 0.153s 10
5 Charles Leclerc Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.162s 0.283s 14
6 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.211s 0.332s 13
7 Brandon Maisano Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.310s 0.431s 12
8 Mikkel Jensen KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.420s 0.541s 12
9 George Russell Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.499s 0.620s 12
10 Antonio Giovinazzi Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.548s 0.669s 10
11 Alessio Lorandi Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.586s 0.707s 12
12 Santino Ferrucci KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.712s 0.833s 12
13 Maximilian Guenther KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.719s 0.840s 9
14 Fabian Schiller Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.740s 0.861s 11
15 Michele Beretta KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.788s 0.909s 9
16 Julio Moreno ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 1m44.795s 0.916s 12
17 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.812s 0.933s 9
18 Matt Solomon Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.851s 0.972s 12
19 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m44.883s 1.004s 12
20 Tatiana Calderon Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m45.043s 1.164s 12
21 Dorian Boccolacci Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 1m45.130s 1.251s 10
22 Raoul Hyman Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 1m45.152s 1.273s 11
23 Matt Rao Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m45.183s 1.304s 12
24 Ryan Tveter Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m45.254s 1.375s 10
25 Kang Ling KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m45.254s 1.375s 11
26 Arjun Maini Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m45.287s 1.408s 11
27 Gustavo Menezes Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m45.332s 1.453s 9
28 Mahaveer Raghunathan Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m45.424s 1.545s 9
29 Callum Ilott Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m45.424s 1.545s 10
30 Artur Janosz EuroInternational Dallara/Mercedes 1m45.488s 1.609s 11
31 Facu Regalia EuroInternational Dallara/Mercedes 1m45.522s 1.643s 10
32 Martin Cao Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m45.645s 1.766s 12
33 Nicolas Pohler Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m45.680s 1.801s 13
34 Nabil Jeffri Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m45.780s 1.901s 11
35 Sam MacLeod Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m46.014s 2.135s 8


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