Brandon Maisano continued his dominance at the Mugello circuit by clinching pole positions for races one and three in the third round of the Italian F4 season.
The Prema driver had dominated the practice sessions on Friday and maintained his superiority into qualifying, beating out teammate Lance Stroll by around 0.4 seconds in both sessions.
Euronova’s Leonardo Pulcini was over a second behind Maisano’s time in third, ahead of Mattia Drudi. It was an all-Brazilian row three, with Antonelli driver Joao Vieira and DAV’s Gustavo Bandeira qualifying fifth and sixth respectively.
Swiss racer Alain Valente beat Prema’s third driver Takashi Kasai for seventh, while Keith Camilleri of Malta Racing and Jenzer’s Lucas Mauron brought up the fifth row of the grid.
In the second session, which decided the race three grid, Drudi managed to take third on the grid behind the two Prema drivers, albeit nearly a second slower than second-place man and championship leader Stroll. Diegi’s Andrea Russo was fourth, ahead of Valente who was once again the top Jenzer driver, in fifth.
Vieira will start sixth in race three, with Euronova locking out row four,?Pulcini ahead of ?Fontana. Mauron and Camilleri will share row five for race three as well, with their positions reverse of that in the first session.
|Qualifying 1||?||Qualifying 2|
|1||Brandon Maisano||Prema Powerteam||1||Brandon Maisano||Prema Powerteam|
|2||Lance Stroll||Prema Powerteam||2||Lance Stroll||Prema Powerteam|
|3||Leonardo Pulcini||Euronova Racing||3||Mattia Drudi||Cram Motorsport|
|4||Mattia Drudi||Cram Motorsport||4||Andrea Russo||Diegi Motorsport|
|5||Joao Vieira||Antonelli Motorsport||5||Alain Valente||Jenzer Motorsport|
|6||Gustavo Bandeira||DAV Racing||6||Joao Vieira||Antonelli Motorsport|
|7||Alain Valente||Jenzer Motorsport||7||Leonardo Pulcini||Euronova Racing|
|8||Takashi Kasai||Prema Powerteam||8||Andrea Fontana||Euronova Racing|
|9||Keith Camilleri||Malta Formula Racing||9||Lucas Mauron||Jenzer Motorsport|
|10||Lucas Mauron||Jenzer Motorsport||10||Keith Camilleri||Malta Formula Racing|
|11||Andrea Russo||Diegi Motorsport||11||Dante Zackary||Malta Formula Racing|
|12||Andrea Fontana||Euronova Racing||12||Takashi Kasai||Prema Powerteam|
|13||Bar Baruch||Israel F4||13||Gustavo Bandeira||DAV Racing|
|14||Edi Haxhiu||Cram Motorsport||14||Bar Baruch||Israel F4|
|15||Ivan Matveev||SMP Racing by Euronova||15||Ivan Matveev||SMP Racing by Euronova|
|16||Mahaveer Raghunathan||Cram Motorsport||16||Mahaveer Raghunathan||Cram Motorsport|
|17||Dante Zackary||Malta Formula Racing||17||Nico Rindlisbacher||Jenzer Motorsport|
|18||Giovanni Altoe||Cram Motorsport||18||Giovanni Altoe||Cram Motorsport|
|19||Jonathan Giudice||Antonelli Motorsport||19||Jonathan Giudice||Antonelli Motorsport|
|20||Nico Rindlisbacher||Jenzer Motorsport||20||Edi Haxhiu||Cram Motorsport|
|21||Ali Al Khalifa||Jenzer Motorsport||21||Ali Al Khalifa||Jenzer Motorsport|