Oscar Piastri set the pace in the sole Formula Renault Eurocup free practice session on Thursday at Spa-Francorchamps.
JD Motorsport’s Joao Vieira was initially the driver in front, with Arden’s Sebastian Fernandez and M2 Competition’s Callan O’Keeffe just behind.
As the track cooled slightly from the high temperatures that hit the test sessions earlier in the day, the lap times improved and in succession Brad Benavides (FA Racing by Drivex), Lorenzo Colombo (MP Motorsport), Fernandez and Leonardo Lorandi (JD Motorsport) went quickest.
Lorandi and Fernandez stayed unchallenged at the top for a while, as Global Racing Service’s Xavier Lloveras crept up to a surprise third.
In the last quarter of the session most of the cars returned to track, and the top spot was traded several times.
Colombo returned to the top briefly before Piastri set his best lap and a red flag was brought out for a crash by Fernandez.
The session did not restart afterwards, leaving R-ace GP’s Piastri, Colombo and M2’s Kush Maini at the top.
Free Practice results
|1||Oscar Piastri||R-ace GP||2m20.267s|
|2||Lorenzo Colombo||MP Motorsport||+0.178s|
|3||Kush Maini||M2 Competition||+0.327s|
|4||Caio Collet||R-ace GP||+0.396s|
|5||Victor Martins||MP Motorsport||+0.490s|
|7||Ugo de Wilde||JD Motorsport||+0.613s|
|8||Brad Benavides||FA Racing by Drivex||+0.696s|
|9||Callan O’Keeffe||M2 Competition||+0.741s|
|10||Leonardo Lorandi||JD Motorsport||+0.788s|
|11||Amaury Cordeel||MP Motorsport||+0.850s|
|12||Joao Vieira||JD Motorsport||+0.914s|
|13||Alexander Smolyar||R-ace G||+1.019s|
|14||Xavier Lloveras||Global Racing Service||+1.164s|
|15||Rui Andrade||FA Racing by Drivex||+1.191s|
|17||Franco Colapinto||FA Racing by Drivex||+1.431s|
|21||Alessio Deledda||Global Racing Service||+2.546s|