Recent GP3 returnee Kevin Ceccon topped the timesheets in free practice at Monza on Friday.
The Italian driver, who will complete the season with Jenzer after joining them for Spa, lapped his home circuit in a time of 1m38.656s at the end of a session in which the circuit dried following a rain shower.
Patrick Kujala was second for Marussia Manor Racing, 0.044s slower than Ceccon and just 16 thousandths of a second ahead of another Jenzer driver, Matheo Tuscher.
Arden’s Robert Visoiu was fourth ahead of top Carlin driver Emil Bernstorff, while Spa winner Dean Stoneman was sixth.
Patric Niederhauser was seventh ahead of Pal Varhaug, Riccardo Agostini and Richie Stanaway.
Alex Lynn, who leads the championship by 32 points over Stanaway, sat in P1 inside the final ten minutes but was relegated down to 12th after pitting early.
The only changes to the entry list this weekend have been a couple of minor tweaks at Trident. After sitting out the last round, Mitch Gilbert returns in car #25, with Luca Ghiotto moving over to car #23 after Konstantin Tereschenko‘s GP3 career for-now got no further than an aerial crash in practice at Spa. Ghiotto and Gilbert were 21st and 22nd respectively in this session, with John Bryant-Meisner 26th after curtailed running in car #24.
|1||Kevin Ceccon||Jenzer Motorsport||1:38.656||19|
|2||Patrick Kujala||Marussia Manor Racing||1:38.700||0.044||20|
|3||Matheo Tuscher||Jenzer Motorsport||1:38.716||0.060||20|
|4||Robert Visoiu||Arden International||1:38.890||0.234||18|
|6||Dean Stoneman||Marussia Manor Racing||1:38.913||0.257||17|
|7||Patric Niederhauser||Arden International||1:39.093||0.437||18|
|8||Pal Varhaug||Jenzer Motorsport||1:39.143||0.487||21|
|9||Riccardo Agostini||Hilmer Motorsport||1:39.159||0.503||18|
|10||Richie Stanaway||Status Grand Prix||1:39.223||0.567||21|
|11||Luis Sa Silva||Carlin||1:39.244||0.588||19|
|13||Jann Mardenborough||Arden International||1:39.375||0.719||16|
|14||Dino Zamparelli||ART Grand Prix||1:39.447||0.791||16|
|15||Santiago Urrutia||Koiranen GP||1:39.486||0.830||19|
|16||Marvin Kirchhofer||ART Grand Prix||1:39.616||0.960||17|
|17||Nick Yelloly||Status Grand Prix||1:39.780||1.124||17|
|18||Alex Fontana||ART Grand Prix||1:39.800||1.144||16|
|19||Jimmy Eriksson||Koiranen GP||1:39.921||1.265||18|
|20||Ryan Cullen||Marussia Manor Racing||1:39.971||1.315||19|
|23||Sebastian Balthasar||Hilmer Motorsport||1:40.169||1.513||21|
|24||Nelson Mason||Hilmer Motorsport||1:40.398||1.742||18|
|25||Alfonso Celis||Status Grand Prix||1:40.589||1.933||18|
|27||Carmen Jorda||Koiranen GP||1:42.439||3.783||16|