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Campos’s Noah Stromsted takes pole for his third Spanish F4 race

by Ida Wood

Campos Racing’s Noah Stromsted will start his third race in Spanish Formula 4 from pole after topping the second qualifying session at Navarra.

Stromsted was one of 17 drivers to have laptimes deleted in Q2, but it did not stop him from taking pole.

It took until the end of qualifying for the 15-year-old Dane to top the times, with Global Racing Service’s Vladislav Ryabov and Campos team-mates Nikola Tsolov and Hugh Barter setting the pace early on.

GRS’s Marcos Flack then went fastest, before MP Motorsport duo Kirill Smal and Christian Ho broke into the 1m44s.

Formula de Campeones’ Julius Dinesen, the Danish F4 leader, was the next driver to lead the way, before Drivex School’s Bruno del Pino became the first driver in the 1m43s.

Ryabov and Flack spent time on top again before Monlau Motorsport’s Robert de Haan set a 1m42.961s lap to put himself on provisional pole.

Smal was able to go four tenths of a second faster, than Barter laid down a new benchmark with a 1m41.774s lap. The response from Smal was a 1m41.558s, but Barter also had more pace in hand and went over a second faster.

His 1m40.463s laptime was not enough for pole though, as Ho bettered him by 0.017s and then Stromsted set a 1m40.377s to move to the top by 0.069s.

Behind Barter were Campos team-mates Jesse Carrasquedo Jr and Georg Kelstrup, with MP’s Timoteus Kucharczyk in sixth place and also less than two tenths off the pace.

Championship leader Nikola Tsolov was 0.387s slower than team-mate Stromsted, leaving him down in ninth on the grid for race three, and Flack ended up as the last driver within a second of Stromsted but down in 23rd place.

Qualifying result
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Noah Stromsted Campos Racing 1m40.377s 9
2 Christian Ho MP Motorsport 1m40.446s +0.069s 9
3 Hugh Barter Campos Racing 1m40.463s +0.086s 8
4 Jesse Carrasquedo Jr Campos Racing 1m40.482s +0.105s 9
5 Georg Kelstrup Campos Racing 1m40.513s +0.136s 9
6 Timoteusz Kucharzyck MP Motorsport 1m40.573s +0.196s 9
7 Valerio Rinicella MP Motorsport 1m40.629s +0.252s 9
8 Sebastian Gravlund MP Motorsport 1m40.743s +0.366s 9
9 Nikola Tsolov Campos Racing 1m40.764s +0.387s 8
10 Robert de Haan Monlau Motorsport 1m40.766s +0.389s 9
11 Kirill Smal MP Motorsport 1m40.774s +0.397s 9
12 Tasanapol Inthraphuvasak MP Motorsport 1m40.790s +0.413s 9
13 Manuel Espirito Santo Campos Racing 1m40.880s +0.503s 9
14 Bruno del Pino Drivex School 1m40.957s +0.580s 8
15 Daniel Nogales Drivex School 1m40.959s +0.582s 9
16 Miron Pingasov MP Motorsport 1m40.970s +0.593s 9
17 Theophile Nael Sainteloc Racing 1m41.083s +0.706s 8
18 Gael Julien Drivex School 1m41.125s +0.748s 9
19 Max Mayer Formula de Campeones 1m41.127s +0.750s 9
20 Julius Dinesen Formula de Campeones 1m41.226s +0.849s 9
21 Max Arkhangelskiy Drivex School 1m41.317s +0.940s 8
22 Jef Machiels Monlau Motorsport 1m41.319s +0.942s 9
23 Marcos Flack GRS 1m41.329s +0.952s 9
24 Vladislav Ryabov GRS 1m41.510s +1.133s 9
25 Ricardo Escotto Cram Motorsport 1m41.561s +1.184s 9
26 Alvaro Garcia Formula de Campeones 1m41.622s +1.245s 9
27 Ricardo Gracia GRS 1m41.761s +1.384s 9
29 Theodor Jensen Sainteloc Racing 1m42.227s +1.850s 8
30 Daniel Mavlyutov GRS 1m43.053s +2.676s 8