Van Amersfoort Racing set the pace in the opening Euroformula free practice session at Monza.
Sebastian Estner was the faster of the two Estner brothers in the team’s line-up, setting a 1m44.171s lap that initially put him almost a second clear of the rest of the grid.
CryptoTower’s Lukas Dunner put in a lap just a tenth slower on his final effort, while Andreas Estner came third but was 0.717s behind.
Motopark’s trio of drivers also looked quick, with Niklas Krutten, Cameron Das and Manuel Maldonado going fourth, sixth and seventh fastest and sandwiching CryptoTower’s championship leader Yifei Ye in fifth.
Ye topped the times early on, but failed to find the same improvements that his team-mate Dunner and the two VAR drivers were capable of.
Ayrton Simmons was eighth best and 1.429s off the pace in the sole Double R Racing entry, narrowly ahead of Carlin’s Ido Cohen. Zane Maloney continued his recent woes in the second Carlin car, ending up two seconds off the pace of Sebastian Estner and in last place.
Matthias Luethen forewent entering free practice in the second of Double R’s cars, instead preparing for free practice in the BOSS GP breakaway Maxx Formula where he is driving a Dallara GP2/11.
Free practice results
|1||Sebastian Estner||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m44.171s||18|
|3||Andreas Estner||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m44.888s||+0.717s||18|
|8||Ayrton Simmons||Double R Racing||1m45.600s||+1.429s||13|
|10||Alexandre Bardinon||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m45.804s||+1.633s||19|
|11||Glenn van Berlo||Drivex School||1m46.091s||+1.920s||19|