Gianmari Bruni and James Calado lead GTE-Pro in Shanghai FP1

AF Corse' Gianmari Bruni and James Calado were the fastest in the GTE-Pro class in the very close opening practice session at the Shanghain International Circuit.

At the wheel of the #51 Ferrari 488 GTE, Gianmari Bruni set the quickest time in class in the ninty-minute session, 2:03.752.

Richard Lietz and Michael Christensen were second sharing the Dempsey Proton Competition run #77 Porsche 911 RSR.

Ford Chip Ganassi Team UK's Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla completed the top-three in GTE-Pro driving the #66 Ford GT.

Series points leaders Nick Thiim and Marco Sørensen were fourth with the #95 Aston Martin Vantage GTE (Aston Martin Racing).

In the GTE-Am class, Aston Martin Racing was the fastest. Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda set the best time in class, 2:04.503 .

The KCMG run #78 Porsche 911 RSR was second ahead of the third placed #88 Porsche 911 RSR from Abu Dhabi Proton Racing.

Shanghai First Practice Results

The second practice session will start at 15:30 local time.

Photo: Ferrari Media / Michelin Media