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Sebastian Estner fastest in first Euroformula free practice at Monza

by Elliot Wood

Photo: Fotospeedy

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
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Sebastian Estner Van Amersfoort Racing 1m44.171s 18
2 Lukas Dunner CryptoTower 1m44.278s +0.107s 18
3 Andreas Estner Van Amersfoort Racing 1m44.888s +0.717s 18
4 Niklas Krutten Motopark 1m44.973s +0.802s 19
5 Yifei Ye CryptoTower 1m45.047s +0.876s 18
6 Cameron Das Motopark 1m45.153s +0.982s 16
7 Manuel Maldonado Motopark 1m45.182s +1.011s 19
8 Ayrton Simmons Double R Racing 1m45.600s +1.429s 13
9 Ido Cohen Carlin 1m45.603s +1.432s 19
10 Alexandre Bardinon Van Amersfoort Racing 1m45.804s +1.633s 19
12 Rui Andrade CryptoTower 1m45.887s +1.716s 18
11 Glenn van Berlo Drivex School 1m46.091s +1.920s 19
13 Zane Maloney Carlin 1m46.365s +2.194s 15