In the very first session of the fixture at the Red Bull Ring, the Italian F4 series ran on a track that was still fresh from the previous night, with the Tarmac at a mere 18.2°C and the air a cool 16.9°C.
The English driver Oliver Bearman (US Racing) set the best time of the session among the richly competitive line-up of 30 competitors. His time was 1:31.272. Behind him was Joshua Durksen, (BWT Muecke Motorsport), with a time of 1:31.338. Next up was American Jak Crawford (Van Amersfoort Racing) in 1:31.356 and then came Gabriele Minì of Prema Powerteam who is also a member of the ACI Team Italia (1:31.509).