The circuit is a new one for Piancastelli but he has already shown he is up with the pace as he set the eighth fastest time.
"This is my first time at Brno. I have to say that I really like it here, maybe because it is similar to Mugello - one of my favourite tracks. It is a shame about the weather otherwise we could have done even better. The conditions improved after a few laps so I had to come into the pits to change tyres. My mechanic was superb and made the switch super fast but we still lost a few minutes. The tyre change is the reason why we ran fewer laps than planned. I am not too worried because we can get to know the track in the second free practice session and, in any case, I feel confident after session one".