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Mick Schumacher tops European F3 practice at the Red Bull Ring

by Ida Wood

Mick Schumacher led both of the European Formula 3 free practice sessions at the Red Bull Ring, as Prema and Motopark set the pace.

Schumacher’s Prema team-mate Ralf Aron set the early pace in both sessions, but was shuffled down the order both times by the late qualifying runs.

The top 21 was covered by less than a second, and during the early parts of the session the top five were covered by less than a tenth. Schumacher was able to break away at the top with his late runs though, topping the first session by more than a tenth and the second by just under.

Prema drivers filled in the odd numbered positions down to seventh with Marcus Armstrong, Aron and FP1 runner-up Robert Shwartzman, with Motopark filling the even spots in the top six with Juri Vips, Fabio Scherer and championship leader Dan Ticktum.

Ferdinand Habsburg and Sacha Fenestraz were eighth and ninth fastest for Carlin, with Hitech GP’s Enaam Ahmed completing the top 10. The fifth of the Prema drivers, Guan Yu Zhou, was 11th.

Championship returnee Julian Hanses was 22nd out of the 23 drivers with Carlin, just over a second off Schumacher.


Free practice results
Pos Driver Team FP1 FP2
1 Mick Schumacher Prema 1m23.956 1m23.650
2 Juri Vips Motopark 1m24.222 1m23.729
3 Marcus Armstrong Prema 1m24.264 1m23.742
4 Fabio Scherer Motopark 1m24.699 1m23.798
5 Ralf Aron Prema 1m24.237 1m23.856
6 Dan Ticktum Motopark 1m24.456 1m23.885
7 Robert Shwartzman Prema 1m24.110 1m23.950
8 Ferdinand Habsburg Carlin 1m24.458 1m23.976
9 Sacha Fenestraz Carlin 1m24.383 1m24.002
10 Enaam Ahmed Hitech GP 1m24.331 1m24.045
11 Guan Yu Zhou Prema 1m24.457 1m24.114
12 Nikita Troitskiy Carlin 1m24.231 1m24.114
13 Jonathan Aberdein Motopark 1m24.899 1m24.127
14 Keyvan Andres Van Amersfoort Racing 1m24.376 1m24.149
15 Jehan Daruvala Carlin 1m24.275 1m24.179
16 Alex Palou Hitech GP 1m24.322 1m24.235
17 Sebastian Fernandez Motopark 1m24.785 1m24.315
18 Marino Sato Motopark 1m24.879 1m24.324
19 Sophia Floersch Van Amersfoort Racing 1m24.384 1m24.474
20 Artem Petrov Van Amersfoort Racing 1m24.464 1m24.612
21 Ben Hingeley Hitech GP 1m24.641 1m24.757
22 Julian Hanses Carlin 1m25.295 1m24.773
23 Ameya Vaidyanathan Carlin 1m26.091 1m25.326