Sam Bird set the quickest time in the first Formula 3 Euro Series practice session of the season at Hockenheim on Friday.
The Briton was at the top of the timesheet when it began to rain half way through the session and no improvements were made to the front running times thereafter.
Signature duo Mika Maki and Jean-Karl Vernay finished up second and third fastest, ahead of Mucke Motorsport's Marco Wittman and Carlin Motorsport's Brendon Hartley.
Euro Series debutant Atte Mustonen continued his and F3 newcomer Motopark Academy's impressive pace with the sixth quickest time, ahead of fellow championship newcomer Roberto Merhi's Manor Motorsport car.
Christian Vietoris (Mucke), Tiago Geronimi (Signature) and Stefano Coletti (Prema) completed the top 10, with title favourite Jules Bianchi only 11th quickest in the highest-placed of ART Grand Prix's four cars.
Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1. Sam Bird Mucke D/M 1m36.328s
2. Mika Maki Signature D/V 1m36.473s +0.145
3. Jean-Karl Vernay Signature D/V 1m36.559s +0.231
4. Marco Wittmann Mucke D/M 1m36.654s +0.326
5. Brendon Hartley Carlin D/V 1m36.837s +0.509
6. Atte Mustonen Motopark D/M 1m36.931s +0.603
7. Roberto Merhi Manor D/M 1m37.045s +0.717
8. Christian Vietoris Mucke D/M 1m37.064s +0.736
9. Tiago Geronimi Signature D/V 1m37.198s +0.870
10. Stefano Coletti Prema D/M 1m37.228s +0.900
11. Jules Bianchi ART D/M 1m37.230s +0.902
12. Christopher Zanella Motopark D/M 1m37.393s +1.065
13. Basil Shaaban Prema D/M 1m37.508s +1.180
14. Kevin Mirocha HBR D/M 1m37.598s +1.270
15. Alexander Sims Mucke D/M 1m37.650s +1.322
16. Valtteri Bottas ART D/M 1m37.683s +1.355
17. Esteban Gutierrez ART D/M 1m38.307s +1.979
18. Matteo Chinosi Prema D/M 1m38.657s +2.329
19. Jake Rosenzweig Carlin D/V 1m38.885s +2.557
20. Johnny Cecotto Jr HBR D/M 1m39.068s +2.740
21. Cesar Ramos Manor D/M 1m39.856s +3.528
22. Pedro Henrique Manor D/M 1m40.061s +3.733
23. Adrien Tambay ART D/M 1m40.551s +4.223
24. Carlo van Dam Kolles D/V 1m40.741s +4.413
25. Henkie Waldschmidt SG D/M 1m42.939s +6.611
26. Andrea Caldarelli SG D/M 1m47.887s +11.559
27. Alexandre Marsoin SG D/M 1m48.219s +11.891