Abbi Pulling and Hamda Al Qubaisi set the two fastest times in Free Practice ahead of qualifying at the Red Bull Ring this afternoon.

Across the two morning sessions, the drivers completed a total of 357 laps in their final preparation before their first qualifying sessions of the season.

Free Practice 1

Abbi Pulling topped the time sheets in the first Free Practice session of the season at the Red Bull Ring with a 1:31.315, giving the Rodin Carlin driver a one tenth advantage over nearest rival Marta García.

Pulling led the time charts for much of the opening session, with her Rodin Carlin teammates Megan Gilkes and Jessica Edgar also putting in good performances in P4 and P6 respectively. FP1 was so close that only 0.1s separated ART Grand Prix’s Lena Bühler in P3 and Campos Racing’s Nerea Martí in P7.

Despite this, Pulling’s time was 0.5s off the fastest time in pre-season testing yesterday, with there being clear expectations that the times will tumble down in qualifying this afternoon.

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Free Practice 2

Testing pace-setter Hamda Al Qubaisi continued to show how her experience and skills at the Red Bull Ring will hold her in good stead for this weekend’s opening round, as she topped Free Practice 2 with a 1:31.362.

The Emirati driver led from García and Bühler who rounded out the top three in both Free Practice sessions and will be hoping to compete for one of the two pole positions on offer in qualifying this afternoon.

The session once again showed how closely matched the field is with Bühler, Amna Al Qubaisi, and Gilkes separated by only two hundredths of a second in the final Free Practice outing.

This afternoon will see two qualifying sessions that will set the grid for Saturday’s three races. Qualifying 1 sets the grid for Race 1 and Race 2 and is set to take place at 15:10. Qualifying 2 sets the grid for Race 3 and will take place at 15:30 local time.


1Abbi PullingGBRRodin Carlin1:31.31512
2Marta GarcíaESPPREMA Racing1:31.41710
3Lena BühlerCHEART Grand Prix1:31.69013
4Megan GilkesCANRodin Carlin1:31.81617
5Lola LovinfosseFRACampos Racing1:31.83214
6Jessica EdgarGBRRodin Carlin1:31.84119
7Nerea MartíESPCampos Racing1:31.85114
8Chloe GrantGBRART Grand Prix1:32.08514
9Bianca BustamantePHLPREMA Racing1:32.2639
10Carrie SchreinerDEUART Grand Prix1:32.97414
11Chloe ChongGBRPREMA Racing1:35.8515
12Maite CáceresURYCampos Racing1:41.9316
13Hamda Al QubaisiAREMP MotorsportN/AN/A
14Emely de HeusNLDMP MotorsportN/AN/A
15Amna Al QubaisiAREMP MotorsportN/AN/A


1Hamda Al QubaisiAREMP Motorsport1:31.36219
2Marta GarcíaESPPREMA Racing1:31.7708
3Lena BühlerCHEART Grand Prix1:32.01214
4Amna Al QubaisiAREMP Motorsport1:32.01320
5Megan GilkesCANRodin Carlin1:32.01412
6Carrie SchreinerDEUART Grand Prix1:32.07814
7Nerea MartíESPCampos Racing1:32.08020
8Bianca BustamantePHLPREMA Racing1:32.35310
9Chloe GrantGBRART Grand Prix1:32.28915
10Lola LovinfosseFRACampos Racing1:32.71322
11Emely de HeusNLDMP Motorsport1:32.79019
12Jessica EdgarGBRRodin Carlin1:34.89915
13Maite CáceresURYCampos Racing1:35.76319
14Abbi PullingGBRRodin Carlin1:35.8579
15Chloe ChongGBRPREMA RacingN/AN/A