Mikkel Mac leads damp first Nurburgring Formula 2 practice

Denmark's Mikkel Mac set the fastest time in Formula 2's first ever practice session at the Nurburgring this morning

Mikkel Mac leads damp first Nurburgring Formula 2 practice

For the second weekend running F2's drivers were faced with difficult, damp conditions, but Mac coped best to post a time of 1m51.199s and go fastest.

Mac had traded fastest laps with championship leader Mirko Bortolotti, but sealed top spot on his tenth tour of the German circuit.

Bortolotti was forced to settle for second, although India's Armaan Ebrahim did his best to drop the Italian further down the order - just 0.001s separating the pair at the session's close.

Having claimed a maiden F2 victory last time out at Spa-Francorchamps, Will Bratt ended the 45-minute session fourth fastest, less than a quarter of a second down the road.

Britain's Jack Clarke rounded out the top five ahead of Miki Monras, who lost ground to the championship leaders at Spa last weekend.

In only his second F2 race weekend Jordan King was again on good form, heading the timesheets early on and ending the session seventh fastest.

Tobias Hegewald beat erstwhile championship leader Christopher Zanella to eighth, while Alex Brundle closed out the top 10.

2010 F2 runner-up Jolyon Palmer finished the session 14th fastest, as he makes a one-off return ahead of GP2's visit to the Nurburgring at the end of the month.

Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Mikkel Mac 1m51.199s 2. Mirko Bortolotti 1m51.365s + 0.166s 3. Armaan Ebrahim 1m51.366s + 0.167s 4. Will Bratt 1m51.432s + 0.233s 5. Jack Clarke 1m51.659s + 0.460s 6. Miki Monràs 1m51.783s + 0.584s 7. Jordan King 1m51.801s + 0.602s 8. Tobias Hegewald 1m51.862s + 0.663s 9. Christopher Zanella 1m51.970s + 0.771s 10. Alex Brundle 1m51.973s + 0.774s 11. Johannes Theobald 1m52.084s + 0.885s 12. Kelvin Snoeks 1m52.121s + 0.922s 13. Mihai Marinescu 1m52.166s + 0.967s 14. Jolyon Palmer 1m52.360s + 1.161s 15. Benjamin Lariche 1m52.670s + 1.471s 16. James Cole 1m52.947s + 1.748s 17. Ramon Pineiro 1m53.238s + 2.039s 18. Maxim Snegirev 1m53.252s + 2.053s 19. Sunghak Mun 1m53.385s + 2.186s 20. Thiemo Storz 1m53.464s + 2.265s 21. Julian Theobald 1m53.511s + 2.312s 22. Plamen Kralev 1m53.783s + 2.584s 23. Fabio Gamberini 1m54.460s + 3.261s 24. Parthiva Sureshwaren 1m54.519s + 3.320s 
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