Cem Bolukbasi started his debut Euroformula weekend at the Hungaroring with a session-topping performance in free practice one.
The Turk missed the first half of the 40-minute session, at which point the track was dry, but emerged late on once the wind had picked up and rain was starting to fall.
Like the rest of the field, he headed out on slick tyres despite the changing weather conditions and on his second flying lap he went fastest of anyone.
That shuffled Van Amersfoort Racing team-mate Rafael Villagomez off top spot, with the Mexican usurped Motopark duo Jak Crawford and Cameron Das just before the rain started to come down slightly heavier.
Crawford ended the session in third, half a second off Bolukbasi’s pace, with Double R Racing’s Joshua Mason and Das completing the top five.
Casper Stevenson put the third of VAR’s cars in sixth place, and Drivex School’s debutant Joshua Duerksen was seventh fastest but was running in the top two during the time when the track was totally dry. He is replacing Enzo Trulli this weekend.
Free practice results
|1||Cem Bolukbasi||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m35.326s||6|
|2||Rafael Villagomez||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m35.559s||+0.233s||16|
|4||Joshua Mason||Double R Racing||1m36.115s||+0.789s||19|
|6||Casper Stevenson||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m36.389s||+1.063s||19|
|7||Joshua Duerksen||Drivex School||1m36.403s||+1.077s||16|
|10||Enzo Scionti||Drivex School||1m37.513s||+2.187s||14|
|13||Zdenek Chovanec||Double R Racing||1m38.400s||+3.074s||17|