Hadrien David maintained the strong pace he showed in testing on Friday to set the fastest time in qualifying for the first Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine race at Monza.
The R-ace GP driver set a time of 1m46.325s midway through the 20 minute session which his rivals were unable to beat.
Gregoire Saucy set the second-best time, just 0.03 seconds slower than David, for ART Grand Prix, with Franco Colapinto of MP Motorsport benefitting from a tow from team-mate Dilano van’t Hoff to post the third best time.
Fourth-fastest time was set by Gabriel Bortoleto for FA Racing on his final lap of the session with an improvement on his previous best of 0.33s.
David’s R-ace GP team-mates Zane Maloney and Isack Hadjar had featured at the top of the timesheets for much of the session but were unable to improve as others went faster in the closing minutes, dropping to fifth and seventh respectively at the flag, split by another late improver, Andrea Rosso for FA.
Prema Powerteam’s drivers had a disappointing qualifying session after posting encouraging times throughout the collective tests. Dino Beganovic finished 11th, one place ahead of Paul Aron, with David Vidales a further two places further back.
Sami Meguetounif of R-ace GP was the fastest of the wildcard entries in 18th place, one position ahead of van’t Hoff. Debutant Callum Hedge was 25th whilst series returnee Konsta Lappalainen finished 32nd.
Track limits were once again an issue, particularly at the Curva Alboreto, the renamed Parabolica, with 11 lap times being deleted for infringements.
|1||Hadrien David||R-ace GP||1m46.325s||10|
|2||Gregoire Saucy||ART Grand Prix||1m46.355s||+0.030s||10|
|3||Franco Colapinto||MP Motorsport||1m46.376s||+0.051s||10|
|4||Gabriel Bortoleto||FA Racing||1m46.397s||+0.072s||10|
|5||Zane Maloney||R-ace GP||1m46.445s||+0.120s||10|
|6||Andrea Rosso||FA Racing||1m46.456s||+0.131s||10|
|7||Isack Hadjar||R-ace GP||1m46.468s||+0.143s||10|
|8||Patrik Pasma||ART Grand Prix||1m46.480s||+0.155s||10|
|9||Gabriele Mini||ART Grand Prix||1m46.501s||+0.176s||10|
|11||Dino Beganovic||Prema Powerteam||1m46.521s||+0.196s||10|
|12||Paul Aron||Prema Powerteam||1m46.592s||+0.267s||10|
|13||Mari Boya||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m46.597s||+0.272s||10|
|14||David Vidales||Prema Powerteam||1m46.626s||+0.301s||10|
|15||Michael Belov||G4 Racing||1m46.679s||+0.354s||8|
|17||Francesco Pizzi||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m46.891s||+0.566s||10|
|18||Sami Meguetounif||R-ace GP||1m46.896s||+0.571s||10|
|19||Dilano Van’t Hoff||MP Motorsport||1m46.968s||+0.643s||10|
|20||Kas Haverkort||MP Motorsport||1m46.987s||+0.662s||10|
|21||Pietro Delli Guanti||Monolite Racing||1m47.176s||+0.851s||9|
|22||Eduardo Barrichello||JD Motorsport||1m47.206s||+0.881s||10|
|24||Gianluca Petecof||Kic Motorsport||1m47.260s||+0.935s||9|
|25||Callum Hedge||G4 Racing||1m47.374s||+1.049s||8|
|26||Emidio Pesce||DR Formula||1m47.374s||+1.049s||10|
|27||Alexandre Bardinon||FA Racing||1m47.417s||+1.092s||10|
|28||Ido Cohen||JD Motorsport||1m47.501s||+1.176s||10|
|29||Nico Gohler||Kic Motorsport||1m47.560s||+1.235s||10|
|30||Oliver Goethe||MP Motorsport||1m47.576s||+1.251s||10|
|31||Tom Smith||JD Motorsport||1m47.622s||+1.297s||10|
|32||Konsta Lappalainen||Kic Motorsport||1m47.643s||+1.318s||10|
|33||Axel Gnos||G4 Racing||1m47.857s||+1.532s||8|
|34||Lorenzo Fluxa||Van Amersfoort Racing||1m47.889s||+1.564s||10|
|35||Lena Buhler||R-ace GP||1m47.972s||+1.647s||10|