Trident’s Tim Tramnitz was fastest by over half a second in Formula Regional European Championship free practice at the Red Bull Ring.
Tramnitz topped the drier morning session on a day of bad weather in Austria, and came through the low-lying clouds and spray to set a 1m29.470s lap.
Prema’s Paul Aron and FA Racing’s Francesco Braschi were his closest rivals in FP1, with points leader Dino Beganovic 0.633 seconds back in fourth place.
With 10 minutes to go of the session there was a red flag stoppaged, with KIC Motorsport’s Sebastian Ogaard left out on track, and no drivers improved their pace after that.
FP2 started off in even worse conditions, and Arden’s Joshua Duerksen initially set the pace. ART Grand Prix’s Gabriele Mini was the driver to beat for most of the time though as the track improved, and his final lap was his and the session’s fastest.
A 1m38.962s effort put him 0.643s clear of team-mate Esteban Masson, with the pair having only been 27th and 31st in FP1.
Arden’s Noel Leon and Duerksen were third and fourth, with Prema’s Sebastian Montoya, MP Motorsport’s Sami Meguetounif, R-ace GP’ Gabriel Bortoleto, MP’s Mari Boya and Van Amersfoort Racing’s Joshua Dufek all within a second of Mini’s pace as personal bests were set just as the chequered flag fell.
Lorenzo Fluxa was the only driver to beat his FP1 pace, as he had not set a representative laptime in FP1.
Free practice results
|3||Francesco Braschi||FA Racing by MP||1m30.032s||+0.562s||37|
|6||Victor Bernier||FA Racing by MP||1m30.188s||+0.718s||40|
|8||Dilano van’t Hoff||MP Motorsport||1m30.278s||+0.808s||33|
|9||Hadrien David||R-ace GP||1m30.381s||+0.911s||36|
|10||Gabriel Bortoleto||R-ace GP||1m30.555s||+1.085s||38|
|12||Matias Zagazeta||G4 Racing||1m30.884s||+1.414s||43|
|13||Sami Meguetounif||MP Motorsport||1m30.953s||+1.483s||38|
|15||Piotr Wisnicki||KIC Motorsport||1m31.204s||+1.734s||38|
|16||Mari Boya||MP Motorsprt||1m31.215s||+1.745s||32|
|18||Pietro Armanni||Monolite Racing||1m31.393s||+1.923s||39|
|19||Santiago Ramos||KIC Motorsport||1m31.441s||+1.971s||41|
|20||Gillian Henrion||G4 Racing||1m31.448s||+1.978s||38|
|21||Hamda Al Qubaisi||Prema||1m31.894s||+2.424s||41|
|22||Nicolas Baptiste||FA Racing by MP||1m31.992s||+2.522s||41|
|23||Maceo Capietto||Monolite Racing||1m32.293s||+2.823s||39|
|26||Nicola Marinangeli||Monolite Racing||1m32.986s||+3.516s||34|
|27||Gabriele Mini||ART Grand Prix||1m33.126s||+3.656s||44|
|28||Joshua Dufek||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m33.289s||+3.819s||39|
|29||Tereza Babickova||G4 Racing||1m33.661s||+4.191s||36|
|30||Laurens van Hoepen||ART Grand Prix||1m35.017s||+5.547s||44|
|31||Esteban Masson||ART Grand Prix||1m35.436s||+5.966s||41|
|32||Kas Haverkort||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m35.672s||+6.202s||38|
|33||Sebastian Ogaard||KIC Motorsport||1m36.134s||+6.664s||38|
|35||Levente Revesz||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m39.646s||+10.176s||38|
|36||Lorenzo Fluxa||R-ace GP||1m40.661s||+11.191s||23|