Conditions were perfect throughout the day in Austria for World Series by Renault drivers for opening day of the weekend.
The Colombian Carlos Huertas (Carlin) mastered the wet conditions to top the podium from Sergey Sirotkin (ISR) and Stoffel Vandoorne (Fortec Motorsports).
Rain fell hard on Motorland Aragon for the whole day, meaning that today's two sessions were held on a soaked track.
Marco Sorensen (Lotus) added to his impressive second place in the streets of Monaco with a dominant weekend at the Red Bull Ring.
After starting from row eight on the grid, Nico Muller (International Draco Racing) took the victory from Kevin Magnussen (DAMS) and Sergey Sirotkin (ISR).
The Czech team clinched an amazing 4th place finish with Sergey Sirotkin.
Despite the rain relenting for the day’s opening session, the Belgian track was still damp when the drivers emerged.
Sergey Sirotkin: "Now it's already time to think about the Moscow round, it's my home race so I really want to get there in top form".
Rain and fog gave teams a cold welcome in the morning...
Christopher Zanella couldn't go further than P19 and Sergey Sirotkin was forced to retire from the race after two spins.
Fourth place for I.S.R and Sirotkin top ten finish for Zanella.
hristopher Zanella: "Today was a difficult day for us, but despite that we were quick enough to fight for a points finish."
Due to a clashing commitment, a demo run with a Sauber F.1 car in Sochi, Sergey Sirotkin was forced to miss both Free Practice sessions.