Leonardo Pulcini was quickest in two of the three free practice sessions as the EuroFormula Open weekend at Silverstone got underway on Friday.
The championship leader was in sublime form, with the Campos Racing driver’s best time of 1:53.924 coming in the final session under the warm sunshine of the British track.
Pulcini was 0.344 seconds faster than the field, with American teenager Colton Herta second fastest for Carlin, his best time of 1:54.268 also coming in the final session.
Ferdinand Habsburg was third fastest despite being limited to just one practice session for having raced at the circuit earlier this season in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC. The Drivex School racer set a time of 1:54.627 in the opening session, but was forced to watch from the sidelines for the rest of the day.
Diego Menchaca was fourth fastest for Campos Racing ahead of a trio of RP Motorsport drivers, led by Antoni Ptak and followed by Tanart Sathienthirakul and Damiano Fioravanti. Ptak and Fioravanti both set their best times in the opening session, while Sathienthirakul saved his best for the last session.
Julio Moreno was eighth for Campos Racing, while Ye Hongli of BVM Racing was ninth, with the Chinese racer the sole representative for the team this weekend with Daniel Pronenko absent from proceedings.
The top ten was completed by British hopeful Enaad Ahmed of RP Motorsport, who like Habsburg was only permitted to run in one session due to his previous running at Silverstone this year in the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship.
Silverstone Collective Test Results (Combined)
|POS||NO.||DRIVER||NAT||TEAM||TIME FP1||TIME FP2||TIME FP3|
|1||8||Leonardo Pulcini||ITA||Campos Racing||1:54.177||1:55.473||1:53.924|
|3||62||Ferdinand Habsburg||AUT||Drivex School||1:54.627||No Time||No Time|
|4||7||Diego Menchaca||MEX||Campos Racing||1:55.201||1:55.415||1:54.751|
|5||1||Antoni Ptak||POL||RP Motorsport||1:54.822||1:55.504||1:55.236|
|6||5||Tanart Sathienthriakul||THA||RP Motorsport||1:55.506||1:56.360||1:54.848|
|7||3||Damiano Fioravanti||ITA||RP Motorsport||1:54.895||1:56.086||1:56.162|
|8||6||Julio Moreno||ECU||Campos Racing||1:55.247||1:55.995||1:54.991|
|9||21||Ye Hongli||CHN||BVM Racing||1:55.011||1:56.311||1:55.086|
|10||4||Enaam Ahmed||GBR||RP Motorsport||No Time||1:55.259||No Time|
|11||12||Vladimir Atoev||RUS||Teo Martin Motorsport||1:55.868||1:56.596||1:55.271|
|12||72||Nikita Zlobin||RUS||Teo Martin Motorsport||1:55.322||1:56.238||1:55.382|
|14||37||Igor Walilko||POL||Fortec Motorsports||1:55.709||1:57.559||1:55.485|
|16||18||Daniele Cazzaniga||ITA||DAV Racing||1:57.585||1:56.350||1:56.228|
|17||2||Kusiri Kantadhee||THA||RP Motorsport||1:56.498||1:57.309||1:57.790|
|18||9||Gulhuseyn Abdullayeu||AZE||Campos Racing||1:56.924||21:18.581||1:56.559|