MP Motorsport’s Amaury Cordeel was the fastest driver over the two Formula Renault Eurocup free practice sessions at Hockenheim.
Wet weather hit the circuit just as the morning session began, with the first driver to fall foul of the conditions being R-ace GP’s Gregoire Saucy.
The French team was running an additional fourth car for the Swiss, who usually races in ADAC and Italian Formula 4 but did briefly enter the Eurocup back in 2017.
His on-track error led to a red flag period, with another stoppage coming after M2 Competition’s Kush Maini span.
Cordeel set his session-topping lap early on, and a third red flag after team-mate Lorenzo Colombo stopped on track meant nobody had the opportunity to beat him. He ended up 1.550 seconds clear of other team-mate Victor Martins, with R-ace GP’s Caio Collet another 0.701s back in third place.
It remained wet in the afternoon, with the top places disputed throughout the session by the MP and R-ace drivers.
There was another three red flag periods, two of which caused by Global Racing Service’s Alessio Deledda, and the last one bringing an early end to free practice.
R-ace GP pair Oscar Piastri and Alexander Smolyar were first and second fastest, but several seconds slower than they had been in the morning.
Formula 1 Esports racer Cem Bolukbasi, making his single-seater debut, was 16th overall and over 12s off Cordeel’s pace.
Free Practice results
|1||Amaury Cordeel||MP Motorsport||1m44.381s|
|2||Victor Martins||MP Motorsport||+1.550s|
|3||Caio Collet||R-ace GP||+2.251s|
|4||Lorenzo Colombo||MP Motorsport||+2.429s|
|6||Kush Maini||M2 Competition||+4.108s|
|7||Oscar Piastri||R-ace GP||+4.228s|
|11||Alexander Smolyar||R-ace GP||+6.885s|
|13||Xavier Lloveras||Global Racing Service||+8.900s|
|14||Leonardo Lorandi||JD Motorsport||+9.131s|
|15||Ugo de Wilde||JD Motorsport||+9.417s|
|16||Cem Bolukbasi||M2 Competition||+12.494s|
|17||Gregoire Saucy||R-ace GP||+13.469s|
|17||Alessio Deledda||Global Racing Service||+15.631s|