Teenager Sergio Sette Camara was quickest in practice ahead of this weekend’s Masters of Formula 3 event at the Dutch circuit of Zandvoort.
The Brazilian topped the opening of the two practice sessions with a 1m32.291s, and with no one able to beat that time in the second session, the Motopark driver ended the day on top.
Sette Camara led a Motopark 1-2 ahead of German team-mate Markus Pommer, who was victorious in one of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship races at the circuit earlier this year, while George Russell was third for Carlin.
Antonio Giovinazzi made the biggest jump in the second session, setting a time of 1m32.504s, but this was only good enough to put his Carlin machine into fourth, ahead of a third Carlin entry of Red Bull-backed Callum Ilott.
Nabil Jeffri was sixth fastest on Friday for Motopark, ahead of Van Amersfoort Racing duo Arjun Maini and Alessio Lorandi, while the top ten was completed by Motopark’s Sam MacLeod and Team West-Tec F3’s Raoul Hyman.
Hyman caused the only red flag period of the day when he tapped a wall at Scheivlak, bending his suspension in the process.
Felix Serralles returned to Formula 3 machinery for the first time since leaving European F3 at the end of 2014 to move to Indy Lights, ending the day sixteenth quickest for Jo Zeller Racing.
Formula Renault 2.0 Series race winner Dennis Olsen, making his Formula 3 debut at Zandvoort, ended fourteenth quickest for ThreeBond with T-Sport, while EuroFormula Open racer Yarin Stern, driving this weekend for Team West-Tec F3, was seventeenth.
Zandvoort Free Practice Results (Combined)
|POS||DRIVER||NAT||TEAM||P1 TIME||P2 Time|
|1||Sergio Sette Camara||BRZ||Motopark||1m32.291s||1m32.769s|
|4||Antonio Giovinazzi||ITA||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||1m36.353s||1m32.504s|
|7||Arjun Maini||IND||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m32.619s||1m32.547s|
|8||Alessio Lorandi||ITA||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m32.552s||1m33.277s|
|10||Raoul Hyman||RSA||Team West-Tec F3||1m32.999s||1m34.377s|
|11||Pietro Fittipaldi||BRZ||Fortec Motorsports||1m33.066s||1m33.672s|
|12||Ryan Tveter||USA||Jagonya Ayam with Carlin||1m33.788s||1m33.433s|
|14||Dennis Olsen||NOR||Threebond with T-Sport||1m34.574s||1m33.874s|
|15||Julio Moreno||ECU||Threebond with T-Sport||1m33.963s||1m34.047s|
|16||Felix Serralles||PUE||Jo Zeller Racing||1m34.339s||1m34.089s|
|17||Yarin Stern||ISR||Team West-Tec F3||1m35.273s||1m34.565s|
|18||Zhi Cong Li||CHN||Fortec Motorsports||1m34.699s||1m34.868s|