Rosenqvist leads delayed Spa-Francorchamps practice

Felix Rosenqvist was fastest during practice at Spa-Francorchamps in a session delayed by ninety minutes due to an on-track strike by the workers at the circuit.

Prema Powerteam driver Rosenqvist, who took a hat trick of wins in the previous round at Monza, topped the hour-long session at the Belgian track, 0.231s faster than current championship leader Antonio Giovinazzi of Jagonya Ayam with Carlin.

Charles Leclerc was third quickest for Van Amersfoort Racing, meaning the top three in the championship were the top three in practice, albeit in a different order, while fourth placed in the championship Jake Dennis was fourth for Prema Powerteam.

Pietro Fittipaldi was fifth fastest for Fortec Motorsports ahead of Motopark’s Sam MacLeod, with a third Prema Powerteam entry of Lance Stroll seventh ahead of Team West-Tec F3’s South African racer Raoul Hyman.

Mikkel Jensen was ninth quickest in the leading Mücke Motorsport entry, while Carlin’s George Russell completed the top ten.

Only thirty-three cars took to the track, with EuroInternational absent having seen Team Principal Antonio Ferrari fail to secure a driver willing to commit to racing in the next three rounds. The team ran Artur Janosz in Monza last time out, but the Polish driver is racing in Austria in the GP3 Series this weekend.

Spa-Francorchamps Free Practice Times

11Felix RosenqvistSWEPrema Powerteam2m11.362s
23Antonio GiovinazziITAJagonya Ayam with Carlin2m11.593s
37Charles LeclercMONVan Amersfoort Racing2m11.639s
42Jake DennisGBRPrema Powerteam2m11.974s
512Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports2m12.030s
636Sam MacLeodGBRMotopark2m12.031s
725Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam2m12.088s
838Raoul HymanRSATeam West-Tec F32m12.137s
927Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport2m12.146s
1010George RussellGBRCarlin2m12.439s
1121Alexander AlbonTHASignature2m12.483s
124Gustavo MenezesUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin2m12.544s
135Santino FerrucciUSAMucke Motorsport2m12.567s
1434Markus PommerGERMotopark2m12.624s
1530Callum IlottGBRCarlin2m12.651s
1626Ryan TveterUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin2m12.660s
179Tatiana CalderonCOLCarlin2m12.665s
188Alessio LorandiITAVan Amersfoort Racing2m12.669s
1928Maximilian GuntherGERMucke Motorsport2m12.960s
2014Matt RaoGBRFortec Motorsports2m12.998s
2124Brandon MaisanoFRAPrema Powerteam2m13.053s
2229Arjun MainiINDVan Amersfoort Racing2m13.201s
236Michele BerettaITAMucke Motorsport2m13.342s
2411Fabian SchillerGERTeam West-Tec F32m13.489s
2523Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark2m13.498s
2617Julio MorenoECUThreebond with T-Sport2m13.653s
2722Nabil JeffriMAYMotopark2m13.855s
2818Nicolas PohlerGERDouble R Racing2m13.917s
2920Dorian BoccolacciFRASignature2m13.929s
3019Matt SolomonHKGDouble R Racing2m14.194s
3131Hongwei CaoCHNFortec Motorsports2m14.608s
3235Kang LingCHNMucke Motorsport2m15.054s
3333Mahaveer RaghunathanINDMotopark2m16.569s