Felix Rosenqvist was quickest in practice ahead of the final FIA European Formula 3 Championship round of 2015 at Hockenheim.
The Swede, already confirmed as the champion with three races of the season remaining, led the way in his Prema Powerteam entry in the second of the two twenty-minute sessions around a dull and drying Hockenheim circuit.
Rosenqvist set a time of 1m32.241s to take top spot, with team-mate Lance Stroll over four tenths of a second back in second position, while Charles Leclerc ended third for Van Amersfoort Racing.
Jake Dennis was fourth for Prema Powerteam ahead of Mikkel Jensen in the leading Mücke Motorsport entry, while the fourth and final Prema entry of German Maximilian Günther, making his first appearance for the team having earlier in the season racing for Mücke, was sixth.
George Russell was seventh for Carlin ahead of fellow Briton Alexander Sims, who is racing in the championship for only the second time in 2015 for Hitech GP, who are using this as another test event ahead of a full time entry next season having already competing with Sims in Portimao.
Signature driver Alexander Albon and Carlin’s Red Bull-backed Callum Ilott completed the top ten overall on the day, with drivers setting their best time in the second session.
Ilott had been quickest in the first session, but times were considerably slower, with his best time of 1m35.106s well down on the times seen in FP2. Leclerc ended second ahead of Motopark’s Sergio Sette Camara, with Antonio Giovinazzi of Jagonya Ayam with Carlin and Markus Pommer of Motopark completing the top five.
Giovinazzi caused a red flag during the second session when he spun his car at the Sachskurve, finding himself beached in the gravel trap as a result.
There were two additional driver changes ahead of the season finale, with Sam MacLeod and Mahaveer Raghunathan both leaving Motopark, with Thai driver Tanart Sathienthirakul, racing this season in the EuroFormula Open championship with Team West-Tec F3, replacing Raghunathan in the #33 entry.
Hockenheim Free Practice Result (Combined)
POS NO. DRIVER NAT TEAM FP1 TIME FP2 TIME
1 1 Felix Rosenqvist SWE Prema Powerteam 1m36.868s 1m32.241s
2 25 Lance Stroll CAN Prema Powerteam 1m35.689s 1m32.646s
3 7 Charles Leclerc MON Van Amersfoort Racing 1m35.149s 1m32.669s
4 2 Jake Dennis GBR Prema Powerteam 1m36.630s 1m32.775s
5 27 Mikkel Jensen DEN Mucke Motorsport 1m36.144s 1m32.787s
6 24 Maximilian Gunther GER Prema Powerteam 1m36.022s 1m32.810s
7 10 George Russell GBR Carlin 1m37.213s 1m32.866s
8 39 Alexander Sims GBR Hitech GP 1m35.604s 1m32.893s
9 21 Alexander Albon THA Signature 1m37.160s 1m32.898s
10 30 Callum Ilott GBR Carlin 1m35.106s 1m33.064s
11 4 Gustavo Menezes USA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 1m36.390s 1m33.253s
12 8 Alessio Lorandi ITA Van Amersfoort Racing 1m37.215s 1m33.289s
13 34 Markus Pommer GER Motopark 1m35.348s 1m33.313s
14 29 Arjun Maini IND Van Amersfoort Racing 1m37.053s 1m33.334s
15 20 Dorian Boccolacci FRA Signature 1m35.571s 1m33.438s
16 23 Sergio Sette Camara BRZ Motopark 1m35.259s 1m33.543s
17 22 Nabil Jeffri MAY Motopark 1m37.172s 1m33.635s
18 26 Ryan Tveter USA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 1m37.471s 1m33.715s
19 38 Raoul Hyman RSA Team West-Tec F3 1m38.446s 1m33.762s
20 12 Pietro Fittipaldi BRZ Fortec Motorsports 1m35.884s 1m33.800s
21 9 Tatiana Calderon COL Carlin 1m36.172s 1m33.824s
22 5 Santino Ferrucci USA Mucke Motorsport 1m41.404s 1m33.909s
23 14 Matt Rao GBR Fortec Motorsports 1m38.379s 1m33.949s
24 6 Michele Beretta ITA Mucke Motorsport 1m36.728s 1m33.987s
25 32 Zhi Cong Li CHN Fortec Motorsports 1m38.723s 1m34.251s
26 3 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 1m35.262s 1m34.355s
27 17 Julio Moreno ECU Threebond with T-Sport 1m37.203s 1m34.414s
28 31 Wing Chung Chang CHN Fortec Motorsports 1m38.808s 1m34.468s
29 19 Matt Solomon HKG Double R Racing 1m37.878s 1m34.727s
30 18 Nicolas Pohler GER Double R Racing 1m37.002s 1m34.991s
31 33 Tanart Sathienthirakul THA Motopark 1m39.222s 1m35.004s
32 40 Harald Schelegelmilch LAT ArtLine Engineering 1m40.482s 1m35.588s
33 41 Marvin Dienst GER ArtLine Engineering 1m39.807s 1m37.619s