Verstappen on top as Euro F3 arrives at the Norisring


Sixteen-year-old rookie Max Verstappen continued where he left off a week ago in Belgium by setting the fastest time of both practice sessions ahead of this weekends FIA European Formula 3 Championship round at the Norisring in Germany.

The Dutchman of Van Amersfoort Racing was quickest in the first session ahead of Mücke Motorsport duo Lucas Auer and Felix Rosenqvist, with Briton’s Jordan King fourth for Carlin ahead of current championship runner-up Tom Blomqvist of Jagonya Ayam with Carlin.

Championship leader Esteban Ocon was seventh just behind his Prema Powerteam team-mate Antonio Fuoco, while Felix Serralles (Team West-Tec F3), Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) and Roy Nissany (Mücke Motorsport) completed the top ten.

The second session saw Verstappen once again on top of the pile, with Blomqvist second and Auer third. Ocon moved up to fourth ahead of Fuoco, with Serralles sixth. Rosenqvist dropped to seventh despite improving his time, with Nissany again impressing in eighth. Jules Szymkowiak was ninth for Van Amersfoort Racing, with King tenth.

Qualifying for race one takes place later this afternoon.

Norising Practice One Times (Top 10)

POS DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME
1 Max Verstappen NED Van Amersfoort Racing 49.029
2 Lucas Auer AUT Mücke Motorsport 49.064
3 Felix Rosenqvist SWE Mücke Motorsport 49.097
4 Jordan King GBR Carlin 49.274
5 Tom Blomqvist GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 49.286
6 Antonio Fuoco ITA Prema Powerteam 49.303
7 Esteban Ocon FRA Prema Powerteam 49.314
8 Felix Serralles PUE Team West-Tec F3 49.397
9 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 49.465
10 Roy Nissany ISR Mücke Motorsport 49.477

Norising Practice Two Times (Top 10)

POS DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME
1 Max Verstappen NED Van Amersfoort Racing 48.387
2 Tom Blomqvist GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 48.472
3 Lucas Auer AUT Mücke Motorsport 48.617
4 Esteban Ocon FRA Prema Powerteam 48.684
5 Antonio Fuoco ITA Prema Powerteam 48.855
6 Felix Serralles PUE Team West-Tec F3 48.859
7 Felix Rosenqvist SWE Mücke Motorsport 48.866
8 Roy Nissany ISR Mücke Motorsport 48.875
9 Jules Szymkowiak NED Van Amersfoort Racing 48.904
10 Jordan King GBR Carlin 48.917