Norisring European F3: Kvyat fastest in practice sessions

Red Bull junior Daniil Kvyat emerged fastest after the two 40-minute free practice sessions that kicked off the Formula 3 European Championship weekend at the Norisring

Norisring European F3: Kvyat fastest in practice sessions

The Russian, who has contested three GP3 rounds since his last outing in an F3 car, coped well with his return to the cockpit of his Carlin car - and on his first visit to the Nuremberg street circuit to boot - to edge out team-mate Harry Tincknell by one thousandth of a second.

Championship leader Raffaele Marciello was third fastest in for Prema. He missed the opening part of the second session as the team successfully dealt with what the Italian felt may have been a suspension problem.

Tom Blomqvist, Sven Muller, Jordan King and Alexander Sims, on his return to F3 action with T-Sport, were all within half a tenth of Marciello, while Alex Lynn, Felix Rosenqvist and Felix Serralles completed the top 10.

The other Briton, Jann Mardenborough, recovered from a spin at the Esses in session one to go 14th fastest, two places ahead of Lucas Auer, who was quickest with 18 minutes remaining but dropped down the times as he experimented with different methods of attacking the circuit.

Nick Cassidy, on his first competitive outing with EuroInternational, was 22nd, dropping from a first-session position of 19th.


Practice one

Pos Driver              Team/Car                        Time     Gap    Laps
 1. Felix Rosenqvist    Mucke Dallara-Merc              49.549s           33
 2. Raffaele Marciello  Prema Dallara-Merc              49.584s  +0.035s  32
 3. Alex Lynn           Prema Dallara-Merc              49.638s  +0.089s  37
 4. Dennis van de Laar  Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       49.650s  +0.101s  41
 5. Sven Muller         Ma-con Dallara-VW               49.693s  +0.144s  36
 6. Harry Tincknell     Carlin Dallara-VW               49.739s  +0.190s  32
 7. Michael Lewis       Mucke Dallara-Merc              49.783s  +0.234s  38
 8. Tom Blomqvist       Eurointernational Dallara-Merc  49.814s  +0.265s  31
 9. Lucas Auer          Prema Dallara-Merc              49.836s  +0.287s  30
10. Daniil Kvyat        Carlin Dallara-VW               49.861s  +0.312s  34
11. Jordan King         Carlin Dallara-VW               49.902s  +0.353s  32
12. Eddie Cheever       Prema Dallara-Merc              49.938s  +0.389s  37
13. Alexander Sims      T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          49.947s  +0.398s  37
14. Pipo Derani         Fortec Dallara-Merc             49.953s  +0.404s  19
15. Antonio Giovinazzi  Double R Dallara-Merc           49.977s  +0.428s  34
16. Jann Mardenborough  Carlin Dallara-VW               49.981s  +0.432s  36
17. Lucas Wolf          URD Dallara-Merc                49.984s  +0.435s  34
18. Nicholas Latifi     Carlin Dallara-VW               50.044s  +0.495s  37
19. Nick Cassidy        EuroInternational Dallara-Merc  50.057s  +0.508s  30
20. Sandro Zeller       Zeller Dallara-Merc             50.161s  +0.612s  43
21. Andre Rudersdorf    Ma-con Dallara-VW               50.242s  +0.693s  40
22. Felix Serralles     Fortec Dallara-Merc             50.247s  +0.698s  27
23. Spike Goddard       T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          50.333s  +0.784s  33
24. Sean Gelael         Double R Dallara-Merc           50.369s  +0.820s  38
25. Mitchell Gilbert    Mucke Dallara-Merc              50.438s  +0.889s  35
26. Roy Nissany         Mucke Dallara-Merc              50.447s  +0.898s  40
27. Tatiana Calderon    Double R Dallara-Merc           50.964s  +1.415s  34
28. Michela Cerruti     Ferraris Dallara-Merc                              2

Practice two

Pos Driver              Team/Car                        Time     Gap    Laps
 1. Daniil Kvyat        Carlin Dallara-VW               49.158s           33
 2. Harry Tincknell     Carlin Dallara-VW               49.159s  +0.001s  31
 3. Raffaele Marciello  Prema Dallara-Merc              49.218s  +0.060s  21
 4. Tom Blomqvist       Eurointernational Dallara-Merc  49.246s  +0.088s  28
 5. Sven Muller         Ma-con Dallara-VW               49.253s  +0.095s  38
 6. Jordan King         Carlin Dallara-VW               49.254s  +0.096s  42
 7. Alexander Sims      T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          49.269s  +0.111s  31
 8. Alex Lynn           Prema Dallara-Merc              49.304s  +0.146s  31
 9. Felix Rosenqvist    Mucke Dallara-Merc              49.324s  +0.166s  31
10. Felix Serralles     Fortec Dallara-Merc             49.379s  +0.221s  39
11. Nicholas Latifi     Carlin Dallara-VW               49.417s  +0.259s  37
12. Michael Lewis       Mucke Dallara-Merc              49.419s  +0.261s  31
13. Pipo Derani         Fortec Dallara-Merc             49.423s  +0.265s  37
14. Jann Mardenborough  Carlin Dallara-VW               49.424s  +0.266s  35
15. Lucas Wolf          URD Dallara-Merc                49.470s  +0.312s  40
16. Lucas Auer          Prema Dallara-Merc              49.517s  +0.359s  33
17. Antonio Giovinazzi  Double R Dallara-Merc           49.583s  +0.425s  34
18. Dennis van de Laar  Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       49.603s  +0.445s  35
19. Andre Rudersdorf    Ma-con Dallara-VW               49.723s  +0.565s  41
20. Roy Nissany         Mucke Dallara-Merc              49.742s  +0.584s  36
21. Eddie Cheever       Prema Dallara-Merc              49.752s  +0.594s  33
22. Nick Cassidy        EuroInternational Dallara-Merc  49.838s  +0.680s  24
23. Sandro Zeller       Zeller Dallara-Merc             49.861s  +0.703s  29
24. Sean Gelael         Double R Dallara-Merc           49.892s  +0.734s  37
25. Mitchell Gilbert    Mucke Dallara-Merc              49.907s  +0.749s  24
26. Tatiana Calderon    Double R Dallara-Merc           50.118s  +0.960s  36
27. Spike Goddard       T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          50.315s  +1.157s  30
28. Michela Cerruti     Ferraris Dallara-Merc           50.483s  +1.325s  37


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