Koiranen GP’s Nyck de Vries took pole position for both races of the penultimate Formula Renault 2.0 Alps round at Mugello.
De Vries was the only driver from the latter Group A to beat the time set by Fortec Motorsports’ Group B pacesetter Charles Leclerc.
The Monegasque racer, who narrowly bested the Dutchman in both practice sessions, was unmatched in the earlier Group B, leading his category by more than a quarter of a second.
MGR’s Pietro Fittipaldi and Koiranen’s George Russell contested the spot on the second row, with the Brazilian eventually coming out on top. Russell settled for third in group, with Dennis Olsen and Hugo de Sadeleer rounding out the top five.
In the second group of qualifying, de Vries took until the final seven minutes to finally best Leclerc’s time and claim provisional pole. He would remain untroubled in the first spot, a whopping six tenths clear of second-placed Bruno Bonifacio.
Alps frontrunner Matevos Isaakyan was third, ahead of Tech 1’s Eurocup drivers Anthoine Hubert and Egor Orudzhev.
The grid for race two of the weekend will be made up on second-best times. As such, de Vries and Leclerc are, again, set to lock out the front row.
|Pos.||Driver||Team||Group B||Group A|
|1||Nyck de Vries||Koiranen GP||1:43.917|
|2||Charles Leclerc||Fortec Motorsports||1:44.481|
|3||Bruno Bonifacio||Prema Powerteam||1:44.529|
|4||Pietro Fittipaldi||MGR Motorsport||1:44.732|
|5||Matevos Isaakyan||JD Motorsport||1:44.716|
|6||George Russell||Koiranen GP||1:44.867|
|7||Anthoine Hubert||Tech 1 Racing||1:44.745|
|8||Dennis Olsen||Prema Powerteam||1:44.971|
|9||Egor Orudzhev||Tech 1 Racing||1:44.902|
|10||Hugo de Sadeleer||Tech 1 Racing||1:45.108|
|11||Stefan Riener||Cram Motorsport||1:44.969|
|12||Matt Parry||Fortec Motorsports||1:45.142|
|13||Hong Li Ye||Koiranen GP||1:44.988|
|14||Denis Korneev||JD Motorsport||1:45.160|
|15||Martin Kodric||Fortec Motorsports||1:45.011|
|16||Akash Nandy||Tech 1 Racing||1:45.383|
|17||Jack Aitken||Fortec Motorsports||1:45.168|
|18||Semen Evstigneev||BVM Racing||1:45.531|
|19||Dario Capitanio||BVM Racing||1:45.219|
|20||Vasily Romanov||Tech 1 Racing||1:45.665|
|21||Simon Gachet||ARTA Engineering||1:45.466|
|22||Hans Villemi||Prema Powerteam||1:45.962|
|23||Marek Bockmann||Jenzer Motorsport||1:45.475|
|24||Luke Chudleigh||Tech 1 Racing||1:46.093|
|25||Patric Armand||Tech 1 Racing||1:45.858|
|26||Alessio Rovera||Cram Motorsport||1:46.151|
|27||Alex Bosak||Prema Powerteam||1:45.909|
|28||Danyil Pronenko||BVM Racing||1:46.305|
|29||Thiago Vivacqua||Fortec Motorsports||1:46.062|
|30||Daniele Cazzaniga||GSK Grand Prix||1:46.462|
|31||Andrea Baiguera||Brixia Horse Power||1:47.220|
|32||James Allen||ARTA Engineering||1:46.488|
|33||Pietro Peccenini||TS Corse||1:48.578|