Red Bull Ring European F3: Felix Rosenqvist tops free practice

Felix Rosenqvist led the way in practice for the Formula 3 European Championship's Red Bull Ring round, shading rookie Charles Leclerc

Red Bull Ring European F3: Felix Rosenqvist tops free practice

Rosenqvist topped both sessions, leading a Prema Powerteam top three in the opening 40 minutes of running with a time of 1m25.326s.

That effort, set in the final minute, put the Swede just 0.084 seconds ahead of team-mate Jake Dennis, with Lance Stroll a further two tenths behind.

Rosenqvist found the best part of one second in the following session as times tumbled, with his 1m24.541s good enough for top spot.

It put him 0.079s ahead of Leclerc, while Dennis was third in both the session and the combined times.

Having taken his first F3 victory at Zandvoort earlier this month, Markus Pommer was fourth, ahead of the best of the Carlin entries, George Russell.

Stroll was sixth, from Mikkel Jensen, Callum Ilott and Gustavo Menezes.

Championship leader Antonio Giovinazzi was fourth in the opening session, but 10th in the second, 0.750s off Rosenqvist's ultimate pace.

MSA Formula racer Matheus Leist was 32nd on debut with Double R.

The morning's only red flag came in the first session, when Ryan Tveter stopped on the run to Turn 1 with suspension damage. The American didn't appear in practice two.

PRACTICE ONE:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m25.326s 21
2 Jake Dennis Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 0.084s 21
3 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 0.291s 20
4 Antonio Giovinazzi Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.351s 18
5 Alexander Albon Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 0.561s 23
6 Brandon Maisano Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 0.857s 21
7 Markus Pommer Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 0.912s 20
8 Maximilian Guenther KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1.035s 17
9 Charles Leclerc Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1.036s 18
10 Mikkel Jensen KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1.126s 17
11 Gustavo Menezes Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1.227s 17
12 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1.243s 17
13 Raoul Hyman Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 1.247s 23
14 Michele Beretta KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1.253s 17
15 Tatiana Calderon Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1.260s 22
16 Dorian Boccolacci Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 1.415s 22
17 Callum Ilott Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1.443s 22
18 Alessio Lorandi Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1.533s 22
19 Sam MacLeod Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1.537s 20
20 Santino Ferrucci KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1.540s 18
21 Arjun Maini Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1.554s 21
22 Nabil Jeffri Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1.712s 21
23 George Russell Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1.750s 18
24 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1.812s 20
25 Matt Solomon Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1.994s 19
26 Julio Moreno ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 2.209s 22
27 Ryan Tveter Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 2.329s 12
28 Andy Chang Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 2.467s 22
29 Matt Rao Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 2.798s 20
30 Kang Ling KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 2.875s 16
31 Matheus Leist Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 3.136s 24
32 Fabian Schiller Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 3.354s 16
33 Zhi Cong Li Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 4.409s 21
34 Mahaveer Raghunathan Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 4.488s 20

PRACTICE TWO:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m24.541s 19
2 Charles Leclerc Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 0.079s 22
3 Jake Dennis Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 0.264s 19
4 Markus Pommer Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 0.484s 17
5 George Russell Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.516s 23
6 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 0.561s 18
7 Mikkel Jensen KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 0.611s 20
8 Callum Ilott Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.674s 20
9 Gustavo Menezes Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.691s 19
10 Antonio Giovinazzi Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.750s 18
11 Brandon Maisano Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 0.813s 18
12 Maximilian Guenther KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 0.860s 18
13 Alexander Albon Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 0.906s 16
14 Tatiana Calderon Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 0.928s 20
15 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 0.975s 17
16 Sam MacLeod Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1.114s 18
17 Fabian Schiller Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 1.183s 23
18 Dorian Boccolacci Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 1.256s 18
19 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1.293s 19
20 Alessio Lorandi Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1.372s 23
21 Michele Beretta KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1.395s 20
22 Arjun Maini Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1.450s 22
23 Matt Solomon Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1.500s 22
24 Santino Ferrucci KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1.523s 20
25 Nabil Jeffri Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1.548s 16
26 Julio Moreno ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 1.876s 19
27 Kang Ling KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1.881s 20
28 Raoul Hyman Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 1.925s 16
29 Andy Chang Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1.979s 19
30 Matt Rao Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 2.177s 20
31 Mahaveer Raghunathan Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 2.451s 19
32 Matheus Leist Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 2.736s 17
33 Zhi Cong Li Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 3.207s 16


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