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Russia's Sergey Sirotkin set the pace in afternoon practice to lead the overall time sheets in Moscow.

Lapping fastest in front of his home crowd, the Sauber F1 test driver was the first person to surpass Will Stevens' benchmark, a 1:21.961, which was set in the morning session. The fast-finishing teenager continued to improve his times in the latter stages, leaving Zoel Amberg in his wake, half a second down.

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Amberg, competing with AV Formula, showed great consistency in practice following a double retirement at the last World Series by Renault round in Spa. The Swiss racer, now contesting his third FR3.5 title challenge, was just six tenths-of-a-second faster than rookie driver, Roberto Merhi who was third in the fast-finishing Zeta Corse.

Norman Nato once again got the better of his DAMS team mate, Carlos Sainz Jr to produce the fourth fastest time of the day whilst returning racer Richie Stanaway was fifth for Lotus. Fastest in the morning, Will Stevens was forced to settle for sixth despite improving his earlier benchmark by almost half a second.

Oliver Rowland was a strong seventh place in the second Fortec Motorsports model with William Buller outpacing his team mate, Pierre Gasly for eighth. The young French rookie, who has three podiums to his credit so far this season, finished in fifteenth, a further half a second down in his Arden Motorsport challenger. Matias Laine completed the Strakka Racing line up in ninth, joining an improving Jazeman Jaafar in the top ten.

Championship leader, Carlos Sainz Jr was notably absent from the top ten. The Red Bull junior was twelfth in his worst one lap performance all season. With a forty-three point lead over second place man, Gasly in the championship, the young Spaniard will need to improve his pace in the Russian capital if he is to maintain his title advantage.

Oscar Tunjo showed great improvement to place his Pons Racing model thirteenth fastest. This weekend sees the Columbian at the helm a 3.5 litre racer for the second time this year, replacing Oliver Webb at the Spanish outfit. Struggling for pace all day, International Draco Racing suffered their worst practice session of the season, finishing fourteenth and twentieth respectively. All twenty drivers improved on their times from this morning.

Qualifying for the first race in Russia will begin tomorrow morning. This is the first time the Moscow Raceway has played host to a World Series by Renault since 2012.