The first day of testing at the Paul Ricard ran smoothly, with perfect conditions, and saw the SF Racing Ferrari 488 of Andrea Caldarelli-Fu Sangyong posting the best time (2.04.095) in the fourth and last session. The SF Racing, actually, topped three of the four sessions, with the FFF Lambo of Tonio Liuzzi-Hiroshi Hamaguchi fastest in the first one.
Second-fastest of the day was the Teo Martín BMW with Juan Cruz Álvarez (paired with Bouveng), preceding the FFF Lambo, and the Ferraris of Cioci-Perazzini and Ramos-Mac.
Session 3 saw the only two incidents of the day: a slight contact between Pierburg (SPS Mercedes) and Ishikawa (Spirit of Race Ferrari) in turn 5, and a heavier side-to-side collision between the Garage59 McLaren of Benham and the Spirit of Race Ferrari of Aguas in turn 2. Both cars ended the day there but should be repaired for tomorrow.