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Maisano controls free practice sessions at Magione

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: ACI Sport

Photo: ACI Sport

Italian F4 Trophy class leader Brandon Maisano managed a fantastic start to the season’s fourth round at Magione, topping both Saturday practice sessions.

Session one was marked by a late red flag with two minutes to go, but that had little bearing on the results – with most of the better laps set before the stoppage. Maisano led Mattia Drudi by one tenth, with Championship class leader Lance Stroll taking a close third.

Alain Valente was the only Jenzer driver to get into the top ten with fourth place, while Euronova duo of Leo Pulcini and Andrea Fontana were fifth and seventh, split by Takashi Kasai.

SMP’s Ivan Matveev was eighth, with Mahaveer Raghunathan and Matteo Desideri making up the rest of the top ten.

The second session also saw a red flag, but that did not prevent Maisano from setting another benchmark lap, a tenth clear of his teammate Stroll.

Drudi was third this time around, ahead of Euronova’s Pulcini and Fontana. Kasai managed another sixth, leading Matveev and Valente.

Andrea Russo and Gustavo Bandeira recovered from muted performances in the first practice to complete the top ten.

Combined practice results
Pos. Driver Team FP1 FP2
1 Brandon Ma?sano Prema Powerteam 1:09.476 1:09.036
2 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam 1:09.698 1:09.162
3 Mattia Drudi F&M Srl 1:09.609 1:09.225
4 Leonardo Pulcini Euronova Racing 1:10.000 1:09.589
5 Andrea Fontana Euronova Racing 1:10.132 1:09.893
6 Takashi Kasai Prema Powerteam 1:10.117 1:09.908
7 Ivan Matveev SMP Racing by Euronova 1:10.236 1:09.918
8 Alain Valente Jenzer Motorsport 1:09.971 1:09.955
9 Andrea Russo Diegi Motorsport 1:10.629 1:09.972
10 Gustavo Bandeira DAV Racing 1:10.928 1:10.083
11 Mahaveer Raghunathan F&M Srl 1:10.417 1:10.115
12 Joao Vieira Antonelli Motorsport 1:10.839 1:10.176
13 Zack Dante Malta Formula Racing 1:10.710 1:10.196
14 Matteo Desideri Antonelli Motorsport 1:10.522 1:10.356
15 Bar Baruch Israel F4 by Torino 1:10.830 1:10.430
16 Lucas Mauron Jenzer Motorsport 1:11.198 1:10.433
17 Nico Rindlisbacher Jenzer Motorsport 1:10.526 1:11.077
18 Edi Haxhiu Cram Motorsport 1:10.786 1:10.628
19 Giovanni Altoe F&M Srl 1:11.032 1:10.872
20 Jonathan Giudice Antonelli Motorsport 1:11.411 1:10.872
21 Ali Al Khalifa Jenzer Motorsport 1:11.431 1:11.106

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