Christopher Zanella couldn't go further than P19 and Sergey Sirotkin was forced to retire from the race after two spins.
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.
After starting from row eight on the grid, Nico Muller (International Draco Racing) took the victory from Kevin Magnussen (DAMS) and Sergey Sirotkin (ISR).
Marco Sorensen (Lotus) added to his impressive second place in the streets of Monaco with a dominant weekend at the Red Bull Ring.
The Czech team clinched an amazing 4th place finish with Sergey Sirotkin.
Conditions were perfect throughout the day in Austria for World Series by Renault drivers for opening day of the weekend.
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".
hristopher Zanella: "Today was a difficult day for us, but despite that we were quick enough to fight for a points finish."
Rain and fog gave teams a cold welcome in the morning...
Despite the rain relenting for the day’s opening session, the Belgian track was still damp when the drivers emerged.
Rain fell hard on Motorland Aragon for the whole day, meaning that today's two sessions were held on a soaked track.