Rosenqvist ends fastest after Nurburgring practice

Callum Ilott and Felix Rosenqvist each topped one of the free practice sessions as the FIA European Formula 3 Championship weekend got underway at the Nurburgring on Friday.

Red Bull-backed Carlin driver Ilott was quickest in the first session, but Prema Powerteam driver Rosenqvist usurped his time and ended the second session with the quickest time overall.

Rosenqvist’s time of 1m21.400s was comfortably faster than Ilott’s 1m21.761s from the opening session, while Lance Stroll also beat the Briton’s time to finish second fastest overall on the day, with Ilott unable to improve on his first session time in the second session.

Fourth fastest overall was Motopark’s Markus Pommer, ahead of Carlin’s George Russell, while Jake Dennis was sixth for Prema Powerteam.

Nabil Jeffri had a strong couple of sessions for Motopark to end seventh fastest overall, with Nick Cassidy making it four Prema Powerteam entries inside the top eight, while Charles Leclerc of Van Amersfoort Racing and Sam MacLeod of Motopark completed the top ten.

Nurburgring Practice Times (Combined)

71Felix RosenqvistSWEPrema Powerteam1m22.073s1m21.400s
1125Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1m22.312s1m21.690s
130Callum IlottGBRCarlin1m21.761s1m22.219s
534Markus PommerGERMotopark1m21.939s1m21.849s
210George RussellGBRCarlin1m21.880s1m22.007s
32Jake DennisGBRPrema Powerteam1m21.900s1m22.513s
422Nabil JeffriMAYMotopark1m21.910s1m22.041s
1024Nick CassidyNZLPrema Powerteam1m22.209s1m21.938s
87Charles LeclercMONVan Amersfoort Racing1m22.136s1m21.938s
636Sam MacLeodGBRMotopark1m22.032s1m22.371s
1427Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1m22.433s1m22.130s
923Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1m22.137s1m22.415s
123Antonio GiovinazziITAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m22.316s1m22.190s
1729Arjun MainiINDVan Amersfoort Racing1m22.613s1m22.291s
218Alessio LorandiITAVan Amersfoort Racing1m22.834s1m22.352s
1921Alexander AlbonTHASignature1m22.642s1m22.366s
1320Dorian BoccolacciFRASignature1m22.427s1m22.481s
2026Ryan TveterUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m22.737s1m22.462s
185Santino FerrucciUSAMucke Motorsport1m22.626s1m22.466s
169Tatiana CalderonCOLCarlin1m22.604s1m22.510s
154Gustavo MenezesUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m22.518s1m22.547s
266Michele BerettaITAMucke Motorsport1m23.453s1m22.706s
2212Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports1m22.999s1m22.768s
2538Raoul HymanRSATeam West-Tec F31m23.440s1m22.858s
3014Matt RaoGBRFortec Motorsports1m23.700s1m23.075s
2335Felix SerrallesPUEMucke Motorsport1m23.373s1m23.089s
2417Julio MorenoECUThreebond with T-Sport1m23.425s1m23.135s
2919Matt SolomonHKGDouble R Racing1m23.665s1m23.226s
2732Zhi Cong LiCHNFortec Motorsports1m23.557s1m23.245s
2831Wing Chung ChangCHNFortec Motorsports1m23.659s1m23.673s
3133Mahaveer RaghunathanINDMotopark1m23.899s1m23.823s
3218Nicolas PohlerGERDouble R Racing1m24.255s1m24.230s
3340Harald SchelegelmilchLATArtLine Engineering1m25.484s1m25.144s