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Donington 12/10/2008 - 06 Days, 05 Hrs, 25 Mins
 
26/07/2007:
Engel Sets the Pace in First Free Practice

 

Maro Engel (#23 Carlin Motorsport) set the fastest time in this mornings first free practice for Rounds 13 & 14 at the reconfigured 4.3-mile Spa Francorchamps circuit.  Engel, who won his first race in British F3 a year ago at the Belgian track, posted a 2m14.447 lap time, nearly 3 seconds inside last year's fastest lap. However with the circuit being changed at the Bus Stop and La Source, a new British F3 lap record for Spa Francorchamps will be set this weekend. 

Jonathan Kennard (#2 Raikkonen Robertson Racing) was second fastest, 0.511 seconds behind Engel and just ahead of his Double R team mate Stephen Jelley(#1 Raikkonen Robertson Racing).  Sam Bird (#3 Carlin Motorsport) was 4th quickest.

Championship leader Marko Asmer went off at Fagnes towards the end of the session, hitting the barriers hard.  Asmer was OK but his car suffered severe damage in the crash and the Hitech mechanics

Sergio Perez (#31 T Sport) was the fastest National Class runner, posting a 2m17.011.

RESULT - FREE PRACTICE

1 - 23 - C - Maro ENGEL - GER - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:14.447 - 12 -  - 187.54

2 - 2 - C - Jonathan KENNARD - GBR - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:14.958 - 13 - 0.511 - 186.83

3 - 1 - C - Stephen JELLEY - GBR - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:14.994 - 13 - 0.547 - 186.78

4 - 3 - C - Sam BIRD - GBR - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:15.402 - 13 - 0.955 - 186.21

5 - 4 - C - Mario MORAES - BRA - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:15.460 - 13 - 1.013 - 186.13

6 - 26 - C - Atte MUSTONEN - FIN - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:15.528 - 13 - 1.081 - 186.04

7 - 50 - C - Greg MANSELL - GBR - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:15.595 - 13 - 1.148 - 185.95

8 - 9 - C - Rodolfo GONZALEZ - VEN - Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda - 02:15.812 - 11 - 1.365 - 185.65

9 - 22 - C - Alberto VALERIO - BRA - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:15.875 - 12 - 1.428 - 185.57

10 - 14 - C - Esteban GUERRIERI - ARG - Mygale Mercedes HWA - 02:16.397 - 11 - 1.95 - 184.86

11 - 7 - C - Marko ASMER - EST - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:16.420 - 11 - 1.973 - 184.82

12 - 21 - C - Niall BREEN - IRL - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:16.477 - 14 - 2.03 - 184.75

13 - 5 - C - Sebastian HOHENTHAL - SWE - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:16.662 - 14 - 2.215 - 184.50

14 - 6 - C - Walter GRUBM?LLER - AUT - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:16.920 - 14 - 2.473 - 184.15

15 - 31 - N - Sergio PEREZ - MEX - Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda - 02:17.011 - 14 - 2.564 - 184.03

16 - 27 - C - Alastair JACKSON - GBR - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:17.132 - 13 - 2.685 - 183.87

17 - 24 - C - John MARTIN - AUS - Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda - 02:17.251 - 14 - 2.804 - 183.71

18 - 15 - C - Michael DEVANEY - IRL - Mygale Mercedes HWA - 02:17.754 - 10 - 3.307 - 183.03

19 - 10 - C - Ricardo TEIXEIRA - ANG - Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda - 02:17.800 - 14 - 3.353 - 182.97

20 - 8 - C - F'cesco CASTELLACCI - ITA - Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda - 02:18.346 - 14 - 3.899 - 182.25

21 - 39 - N - CHENG Cong Fu - CHN - Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda - 02:18.489 - 14 - 4.042 - 182.06

22 - 16 - C - Max CHILTON - GBR - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:18.569 - 14 - 4.122 - 181.96

23 - 37 - N - Viktor JENSEN - ISL - Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda - 02:18.653 - 14 - 4.206 - 181.85

24 - 38 - N - Hamad AL FARDAN - BHR - Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda - 02:18.892 - 13 - 4.445 - 181.54

25 - 44 - C - Leo MANSELL - GBR - Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA - 02:19.449 - 14 - 5.002 - 180.81

26 - 77 - N - Salman AL KHALIFA - BHR - Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda - 02:19.678 - 14 - 5.231 - 180.51

27 - 55 - N - Michael MEADOWS - GBR - Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda - 02:19.766 - 11 - 5.319 - 180.40

28 - 34 - N - Alex WATERS - GBR - Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda - 02:20.375 - 12 - 5.928 - 179.62

29 - 33 - N - Juan Pablo GARCIA S. - MEX - Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen-Honda - 02:20.390 - 13 - 5.943 - 179.60

30 - 12 - C - Sean PETTERSON - RSA - Lola B06-30 Mugen-Honda - 02:20.391 - 13 - 5.944 - 179.60

The second Free Practice session is due to start at 14:55 (local), with qualifying for Round 13 at 18:40 this evening.

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