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Vesti sets Hungaroring practice pace in Formula Regional Europe

by Ida Wood

Photo: ACI Sport

Frederik Vesti topped Formula Regional European Championship free practice at the Hungaroring.

The championship leader was pipped to first in the morning session by a margin 0.024 seconds by David Schumacher, but struck back in the afternoon to find just over a tenth of a second.

US Racing driver Schumacher still did enough to end the day in second, 0.001s up on Vesti’s Prema team-mate Enzo Fittipaldi.

After going sixth in the morning ahead of Fittipaldi, Olli Caldwell also improved in the afternoon to ensure Prema had three of its cars in the top four, and was little over a tenth off Vesti.

Going in the opposite direction was Van Amersfoort Racing’s Sophia Floersch, who performed well in the morning but failed to match her pace in the afternoon. She completed the most laps of anyone in the second session, and set her personal best sectors at the end of a practice race stint.

Esports star Igor Fraga was sixth for DR Formula by RP Motorsport, beating the second US Racing car of Marcos Siebert. The former GP3 driver had a difficult day which included a spin.

Technorace made its first appearance on a race weekend with FIA Central European Zone Formula 3 racer Tom Beckhauser, and was 11th fastest, well clear of VAR’s new signing Alexandre Bardinon and ScoRace Team’s Sharon Scolari.


Free Practice results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Frederik Vesti Prema 1m40.036s
2 David Schumacher US Racing +0.083s
3 Enzo Fittipaldi Prema +0.084s
4 Olli Caldwell Prema +0.102s
5 Sophia Floersch Van Amersfoort Racing +0.192s
6 Igor Fraga DR Formula by RP Motorsport +0.222s
7 Marcos Siebert US Racing +0.331s
8 Raul Guzman DR Formula by RP Motorsport +0.720s
9 Isac Blomqvist KIC Motorsport +0.770s
10 Konsta Lappalainen KIC Motorsport +0.900s
11 Tom Beckhauser Technorace +1.294s
12 Alexandre Bardinon Van Amersfoort Racing +2.251s
13 Sharon Scolari ScoRace Team +4.722s