Melker quickest in opening practice session
1 April 2011 – The Netherlands’ Nigel Melker led the way on Friday morning as the first Formula 3 Euro Series practice session was held at Paul Ricard in France. Behind the Mücke Motorsport driver's best effort of 1:52.639, Roberto Merhi of Spain and Germany’s Marco Wittmann completed the top three.
As Wittmann jumped up to third place for reigning Champions Signature, Japan's Kimiya Sato and Motopark Academy rounded out the top five in the 12-car field.
Qualifying at Paul Ricard begins at 2:25pm local time (BST +1)