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.
|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|
|25||Ricardo Escotto||Cram Motorsport||1m41.561s||+1.184s||9|
|26||Alvaro Garcia||Formula de Campeones||1m41.622s||+1.245s||9|
|29||Theodor Jensen||Sainteloc Racing||1m42.227s||+1.850s||8|