Prema Powerteam driver Brandon Maisano went fastest in both Friday practice sessions of the final round of the 2014 Italian F4 season at Imola by a considerable margin.
The 21-year-old Frenchman, who has clinched the Trophy Class title for drivers born before 1996, was over half a second quicker than Mattia Drudi?in practice one and three tenths faster than the Italian in the second session.
DAV driver Leonardo Pulcini was third fastest in the morning, nine-thousandths of a second behind Drudi. SMP-backed Russian driver Ivan Matveev was fourth, ahead of Drudi’s teammate Mahaveer Raghunathan.
Lucas Mauron was the quickest Jenzer driver in sixth, with Euronova driver and BRDC F4 frontrunner Sennan Fielding in seventh. Andrea Russo, Andrea Fontana and Alain Valente completed the top ten.
In the second session, Raghunathan was an impressive third fastest ahead of Pulcini and Antonelli driver Joao Vieira. Matveev was sixth quickest, with Fielding, Russo, Fontana and Valente completing the top ten once again.
Series champion Lance Stroll was absent from proceedings in free practice, although the Ferrari junior is registered in the official entry list for this weekend.
|1||Brandon Maisano||Prema Powerteam||1:46.647||1:46.431|
|2||Mattia Drudi||F & M SRL||1:47.186||1:46.742|
|3||Mahaveer Raghunathan||F & M SRL||1:47.776||1:46.998|
|4||Leonardo Pulcini||DAV Racing||1:47.195||1:47.090|
|5||Joao Vieira||Antonelli Motorsport||1:48.584||1:47.170|
|6||Ivan Matveev||SMP Racing||1:47.602||1:47.199|
|7||Sennan Fielding||Euronova Racing by Fortec||1:47.929||1:47.293|
|8||Andrea Russo||Antonelli Motorsport||1:47.975||1:47.294|
|9||Andrea Fontana||Euronova Racing by Fortec||1:48.126||1:47.824|
|10||Alain Valente||Jenzer Motorsport||1:48.313||1:47.839|
|11||Lucas Mauron||Jenzer Motorsport||1:47.892||1:48.604|
|12||Edi Haxhiu||Cram Motorsport||1:48.324||1:48.006|
|13||Robert Schwartzman||Cram Motorsport||1:48.637||1:48.006|
|14||Keith Camilleri||Malta Formula Racing||1:49.070||1:48.089|
|15||Shinji Sawada||Euronova Racing by Fortec||1:49.856||1:48.316|
|16||Matteo Desideri||Antonelli Motorsport||1:49.279||1:48.384|
|17||Nico Rindlisbacher||Jenzer Motorsport||1:49.236||1:48.648|
|18||Bar Baruch||Israel F4||1:49.382||1:48.673|
|19||Ali Al Khalifa||Jenzer Motorsport||1:49.791||1:49.138|
|20||Jonathan Giudice||Diegi Motorsport||1:50.873||1:49.715|