Mattia Drudi and Brandon Maisano secured pole positions in the two qualifying sessions in round six of the 2014 Italian F4 season at Monza.
F & M man Drudi became the first non-Prema driver to take pole position in the series as the 16-year-old Italian beat Prema’s Maisano by 0.021 seconds. Recently-crowned champion Lance Stroll was third fastest, with series newcomer and BRDC F4 frontrunner Sennan Fielding in fourth.
Swiss driver Edi Haxhiu was fifth quickest ahead of Takashi Kasai, while Alain Valente and another series newcomer Robert Schwartzman made up the fourth row of the grid. Jenzer’s Lucas Mauron and Antonelli’s Andrea Russo rounded off the top ten positions in the first session, which decided the grid for race 1.
The second session, which decided the grid for race three, saw an intense fight for pole. Drudi went fastest with three minutes to go, but Maisano snatched it from him on his last lap in dramatic fashion by just 0.007 seconds.
Joao Vieira took a strong third on the grid for Antonelli, while Stroll was only fourth. Vieira’s teammate Russo was fifth, sharing the third row of the grid with Fielding in sixth, who, along with his Euronova teammates, was in the pits for the first half of Q2.
Swiss drivers Valente and Haxhiu made up the fourth row, while the top ten positions on the grid was completed by Leonardo Pulcini and Schwartzman.
|1||Mattia Drudi||F & M srl||1:54.204|
|2||Brandon Maisano||Prema Powerteam||1:54.225||+0.021|
|3||Lance Stroll||Prema Powerteam||1:54.491||+0.287|
|4||Sennan Fielding||Euronova Racing||1:54.909||+0.705|
|5||Edi Haxhiu||Cram Motorsport||1:54.949||+0.745|
|6||Takashi Kasai||Prema Powerteam||1:54.997||+0.793|
|7||Alain Valente||Jenzer Motorsport||1:55.084||+0.880|
|8||Robert Shwartzman||Cram Motorsport||1:55.187||+0.963|
|9||Lucas Mauron||Jenzer Motorsport||1:55.214||+1.010|
|10||Andrea Russo||Antonelli Motorsport||1:55.384||+1.180|
|11||Joao Vieira||Antonelli Motorsport||1:55.401||+1.197|
|12||Leonardo Pulcini||DAV Racing||1:55.540||+1.336|
|13||Mahaveer Raghunathan||F & M srl||1:55.824||+1.620|
|14||Ivan Matveev||SMP Racing by Euronova||1:55.898||+1.694|
|15||Matteo Desideri||Antonelli Motorsport||1:55.921||+1.717|
|16||Andrea Fontana||Euronova Racing||1:56.288||+2.064|
|17||Nico Rindlisbacher||Jenzer Motorsport||1:56.346||+2.142|
|18||Ali Al Khalifa||Jenzer Motorsport||1:56.639||+2.435|
|19||Jonathan Giudice||Diegi Motorsport||1:56.729||+2.525|
|20||Bar Baruch||Israel F4||2:06.929||+12.725|
|1||Brandon Maisano||Prema Powerteam||1:53.856|
|2||Mattia Drudi||F & M srl||1:53.863||+0.007|
|3||Joao Vieira||Antonelli Motorsport||1:53.926||+0.070|
|4||Lance Stroll||Prema Powerteam||1:54.001||+0.145|
|5||Andrea Russo||Antonelli Motorsport||1:54.301||+0.445|
|6||Sennan Fielding||Euronova Racing||1:54.424||+0.568|
|7||Alain Valente||Jenzer Motorsport||1:54.576||+0.722|
|8||Edi Haxhiu||Cram Motorsport||1:54.616||+0.760|
|9||Leonardo Pulcini||DAV Racing||1:54.678||+0.822|
|10||Robert Shwartzman||Cram Motorsport||1:54.798||+0.942|
|11||Lucas Mauron||Jenzer Motorsport||1:55.046||+1.190|
|12||Takashi Kasai||Prema Powerteam||1:55.120||+1.264|
|13||Matteo Desideri||Antonelli Motorsport||1:55.257||+1.401|
|14||Mahaveer Raghunathan||F & M srl||1:55.297||+1.441|
|15||Andrea Fontana||Euronova Racing||1:55.370||+1.514|
|16||Nico Rindlisbacher||Jenzer Motorsport||1:55.452||+1.596|
|17||Ivan Matveev||SMP Racing by Euronova||1:55.620||+1.764|
|18||Bar Baruch||Israel F4||1:56.153||+2.297|
|19||Ali Al Khalifa||Jenzer Motorsport||1:56.340||+2.484|
|20||Jonathan Giudice||Diegi Motorsport||1:56.474||+2.618|