Tech1’s Pierre Gasly ended the final practice session for the Imola round on top with the fastest time of the weekend, a 1:42.352, after Italian Antonio Fuoco led the first practice with a 1:43.024 and Frenchman William Vermont topped the second one with a 1:42.767.
Practice one was affected by a red flag triggered by the spins of Pietro Peccenini and Dario Capitanio. The session was dominated by Prema Powerteam?s Fuoco, followed closely by Nyck de Vries and Vermont. The other Prema car driven by Bruno Bonifacio was in fourth followed by an impressive Jakub Dalewski in fifth, with the newly-entered team JD Motorsport, while his team mate, Juan Branger, ended down in 27th.
Practice two also had red flags waved when German Max Schaumburg-Lippe and Portuguese Francisco Mora collided on-track. Vermont ended up on top with the two Prema cars of Bonifacio in second and championship leader Fuoco in third. Fourth went to de Vries, while Dalewski repeated his good form with another fifth place.
Practice three was incident-free and was vastly more productive for the divers who completed quite a good amount of laps each with Gasly ending on top, de Vries and Vermont following in second and third respectively. Completing the top five were the two Prema Powerteam cars with Fuoco in fourth and Luca Ghiotto in fifth.
Practice 1 was run at 9:00 local time, with Practice 2 at 11:50 and Practice 3 at 16:05.