Silverstone British F3: Jordan King on top in practice

Jordan King topped free practice at Silverstone ahead of this weekend's British Formula 3 International Series opener

Silverstone British F3: Jordan King on top in practice

In a damp opening session, the Englishman and his Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen lapped over a second quicker than the Double R Racing Dallara-Mercedes of Italian Antonio Giovinazzi.

With track conditions and tyre choice varying, times were well spread out in this session.

Third-placed Felipe Guimaraes, who has joined the Fortec Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes team for British F3 only, was 2.1s slower than King, but narrowly edged out his team-mate, Fortec returnee Will Buller.

Jann Mardenborough, fifth in the morning's one-hour session, went fastest in the afternoon as conditions deteriorated further. In a short run in between the first and second of three red flags, the Carlin-run Welshman leapfrogged King and Giovinazzi.

Giovinazzi was fast but had an incident, while Nicholas Latifi caused a red flag and Tatiana Calderon had the accident that brought testing to a premature conclusion.

Ed Jones was comfortably the fastest of the National Class runners in his European F3 Open-spec Team West-Tec car, heading the CF Racing Dallara-Mugen Honda of Sun Zheng.

West-Tec's Roberto la Rocca missed the second session, while MSV F3 Cup leader Alice Powell had a delayed flight on her return to the UK and only got out when conditions were at their worst in the afternoon.

 Pos Driver Team/Car Time  1. Jordan King Carlin Dallara-VW 2m01.688s 2. Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Dallara-Merc 2m02.777s + 1.089s 3. Felipe Guimaraes Fortec Dallara-Merc 2m03.836s + 2.148s 4. Will Buller Fortec Dallara-Merc 2m03.879s + 2.191s 5. Jann Mardenborough Carlin Dallara-VW 2m03.976s + 2.288s 6. Felix Serralles Fortec Dallara-Merc 2m04.273s + 2.585s 7. Sean Gelael Double R Dallara-Merc 2m04.829s + 3.141s 8. Nicholas Latifi Carlin Dallara-VW 2m06.375s + 4.687s 9. Ed Jones West-Tec Dallara-Toyota* 2m06.435s + 4.747s 10. Tatiana Calderon Double R Dallara-Merc 2m07.342s + 5.654s 11. John Bryant-Meisner Performance Dallara-VW*** 2m08.410s + 6.722s 12. Sun Zheng CF Dallara-Mugen* 2m08.953s + 7.265s 13. Chris Vlok West-Tec Dallara-Toyota* 2m10.276s + 8.588s 14. Huan Zhu West-Tec Dallara-Toyota* 2m12.435s + 10.747s 15. Cameron Twynhan West-Tec Dallara-Toyota* 2m13.605s + 11.917s 16. Liam Venter West-Tec Dallara-Toyota* 2m15.754s + 14.066s 17. Roberto la Rocca West-Tec Dallara-Toyota* 2m16.409s + 14.721s 18. Sean Walkinshaw West-Tec Dallara-Toyota* 2m21.032s + 19.344s 19. Alice Powell Mark Bailey Dallara-Toyota** 2m26.549s + 24.861s * National Class ** National B Class *** Invitation Class 
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