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Max Fewtrell on top in second Red Bull Ring Eurocup qualifying

by Bethonie Waring


Max Fewtrell claimed pole in the second Formula Renault Eurocup qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring.

The R-Ace GP driver was one of only two drivers to put in a lap time under 1m30s on the drying Austrian circuit, with a 1m29.671s enough to put him top of the order by 0.132s.

Qualifying was brought to an early end when Frank Bird stopped on track in the closing minutes of the second group, bringing out the red flag.

With just over a minute on the clock, the session was not restarted, meaning Lorenzo Colombo – second in the group – didn’t get the opportunity to find the 0.2s that would put him on pole.

Oscar Piastri was third in the group after leading the times early in the session. He finished ahead of Arthur Rougier and Neil Verhagen.

Richard Verschoor topped the first group, but his 1m30.532s would only be enough for second on the race one grid.

Early pace setter Christian Lundgaard took second in group, ahead of race two pole-sitter Victor Martins, Logan Sargeant, and Alexander Smolyar.

Two full course yellow periods disrupted the sessions. The first, in the closing stages of Group B’s qualifying session, came when Christian Munoz stopped on track at turn four. The second was brought out midway through Group A’s time on track, when?Vladimiros Tziortzis stopped at turn seven.