Free practices: Vesti wins the battle of speed, Fraga in session 2

The fastest lap of the day at Red Bull Ring goes to the Danish championship leader, Fraga is the fastest in the afternoon

The first day of practices is over for the young drivers of Formula Regional European Championship certified by FIA, in the Stirian countryside that hosts the Red Bull Ring.

It is Frederik Vesti (Prema Powerteam) the owner of the fastest lap of the day with 1’26.160. The dry track and the mild temperatures (17.5° the air and 29.6° the track) in the morning session allowed him to lead the practice, with the highest speed of 180.4km/h. Behind him Guzman (DR Formula by RP Motorsport) with 1’26.534, Vestì’s teammate Fittipaldi, with 1’26.598 and the German Sophia Flörsch (Van Amersfoort Racing) with 1’26.715.



The afternoon session, held in the hottest hours of the day, saw all drivers lose some tenths, with the best lap time recorded by Igor Fraga (DR Formula by RP Motorsport) with 1’26.686. Behind him Schumacher (US Racing) with 1’26.792 and Flörsch who, with 1’26.810, gains this time the third position. Only the 4th best time for Vesti (1’26.822) in the afternoon session.

The free practices day confirms the expectations on the drivers, with the promise of a weekend full of emotions on the up-and-down of the Austrian track, characterized by the large space for overtaking.
The competition is shaping up to be a great show.

The appointment is tomorrow with race 1, after the qualifying practices in the morning (10:30), at 17:55, live on AutomotoTV and live streaming on (English and Italian), on the website and on Facebook