Enrique Ruiz set the pace in practice ahead of his home race but so much rain fell during the session it was difficult to distinguish at times what was track and what was lake. Ruiz's 1:55.573 was a whopping 43-seconds slower than last years pole position time, set by his team mate Elroy Wagner.
Tumo Kinnumen enjoyed the wet conditions with the second fastest time while resident wet weather expert Felix Beyer found himself towards the top once again in third. FIRST showed their hand in the poor conditions with both cars in the top eight for the first time ever, sandwiching Marcus Thunder who makes his last appearance for the time being in a Formula Virtual car this weekend.
Meanwhile it was far from the session the championship contenders would have wanted. Both of the DS Mathershaw cars languished in the slowest nine times as their seemingly poor form in wet conditions was evident once again with Olen Inman eighteenth and Adrien Simon just twenty-first fastest.
The team will be hoping to find some form before qualifying tomorrow, with the session also forecast to be wet.