Hockenheim, the venue for the final of the ten double-header events on the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine calendar, hosted the last collective test of the year this afternoon. As the track gradually dried, the drivers in the international series had their first opportunity this weekend to use slick tires.
The first part of the session took place on a wet track, with Andrea Kimi Antonelli (Prema Racing) leading the way. Later, a red flag was brought out due to Tom Lebbon‘s (Arden Motorsport) off-track excursion. Upon the resumption, the track began to dry gradually, and various drivers took turns leading the standings.
However, the only one to break the 1m44 barrier was Alessandro Giusti, driving for G4 Racing, who posted the best time of 1m43.893s. French driver Sami Meguetounif (MP Motorsport) finished the session just over two-tenths behind Giusti. Antonelli concluded the proceedings once again in third place, with his teammate Rafael Camara in fourth. The Brazilian driver, who had briefly taken the lead during the session, was ahead of Trident Motorsport‘s Roman Bilinski in fifth.
Maceo Capietto (RPM) again claimed the sixth position, as he did in the morning session, with Esteban Masson, representing Sainteloc Racing, seventh. The top 10 was completed by Joshua Durksen (Arden Motorsport), Noah Strømsted (RPM), and Lorenzo Fluxa (Prema Racing). The first German qualifying session will go green at 04.55pm with Live timing that will be available throughout the weekend.