After a six-week mid-season break, the EuroFormula Open season resumed at Spa-Francorchamps, and it was Polish driver Artur Janosz who posted the fastest time in the opening free practice session.
RP Motorsport driver Janosz, currently third in the championship set a best time of 2:16.370s, with Israeli driver Yarin Stern of Team West-Tec F3 the only driver to lap within a second of the Pole.
Spaniard Alexander Toril, making his first start of the season in the series, was third fastest for Emilio de Villota Motorsport ahead of another Spaniard Alex Palou of Campos Racing.
Palou currently sits second in the championship, eight points clear of Janosz, but twenty points behind current leader Sandy Stuvik, who was sixth fastest for RP Motorsport behind Leonardo Pulcini, another driver making his first appearance of the season in the series for DAV Racing.
RP Motorsport duo John Simonyan and Andres Saravia were seventh and eighth fastest respectively, with Emilio de Villota duo Che-One Lim and Yu Kanamaru ninth and tenth.
Spa-Francorchamps Free Practice 1 Times
|1||Artur Janosz||POL||RP Motorsport||2:16.370|
|2||Yarin Stern||ISR||Team West-Tec F3||2:17.098|
|3||Alexander Toril||ESP||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||2:17.454|
|4||Alex Palou||ESP||Campos Racing||2:17.510|
|5||Leonardo Pulcini||ITA||DAV Racing||2:17.591|
|6||Sandy Stuvik||THA||RP Motorsport||2:17.594|
|7||John Simonyan||RUS||RP Motorsport||2:17.730|
|8||Andres Saravia||GTM||RP Motorsport||2:17.910|
|9||Che-One Lim||KOR||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||2:18.005|
|10||Yu Kanamaru||JAP||Emilio de Villota Motorsport||2:18.010|
|11||Christopher Hoher||AUT||BVM Racing||2:18.191|
|12||Wei Fung Thong||HKG||Team West-Tec F3||2:18.402|
|13||Nicolas Pohler||GER||Team West-Tec F3||2:18.461|
|14||Konstantin Tereschenko||RUS||Campos Racing||2:18.599|
|15||Costantino Peroni||ITA||DAV Racing||2:18.910|
|16||Saud T. Al Faisal||SAU||RP Motorsport||2:19.170|
|17||Tanart Sathienthirakul||THA||Team West-Tec F3||2:19.452|
|18||William Barbosa||COL||Corbetta Competizioni||2:19.967|
|19||Henrique Baptista||BRA||DAV Racing||2:20.047|
|20||Sean Walkinshaw||GBR||Campos Racing||2:39.569|