Ferrari Driver Academy star Lance Stroll claimed a double pole position in qualifying for the first round of the new Italian F4 Championship at Adria.
The 15-year-old Canadian defeated his more experienced Prema team-mate Brandon Maisano in each of the two sessions to claim pole for Sunday’s first and third races.
In the first session, Stroll was 0.073 seconds quicker than Maisano, who was dropped by Ferrari’s young driver programme at the end of 2012.
The pair was half a second clear of Leonardo Pulcini of Euronova, who edged out Cram driver Mattia Drudi?for third by four thousandths of a second.
Two more Italians, Matteo Cairoli (Antonelli) and Andrea Russo (Diegi) will share the third row of the grid in race one. Euronova stand-in Ukyo Sasahara took seventh ahead of Joao Vieira with Alain Valente and Ivan Matveev completing the top ten.
Stroll’s session two time was slightly slower than his first, but it was 0.223s quicker than Maisano could manage.
Russo headed the Italian quartet on this occasion in third, in front of Drudi, Cairoli and Pulcini. Sasahara was again seventh, with Matveev just behind his team-mates in eighth. Vieira and Valente made it the same top ten in both sessions.
|Race 1||Race 3|
|1||Lance Stroll||Prema Powerteam||1||Lance Stroll||Prema Powerteam|
|2||Brandon Maisano||Prema Powerteam||2||Brandon Maisano||Prema Powerteam|
|3||Leonardo Pulcini||Euronova Racing||3||Andrea Russo||Diegi Motorsport|
|4||Mattia Drudi||Cram Motorsport||4||Mattia Drudi||Cram Motorsport|
|5||Matteo Cairoli||Antonelli Motorsport||5||Matteo Cairoli||Antonelli Motorsport|
|6||Andrea Russo||Diegi Motorsport||6||Leonardo Pulcini||Euronova Racing|
|7||Ukyo Sasahara||Euronova Racing||7||Ukyo Sasahara||Euronova Racing|
|8||Joao Vieira||Antonelli Motorsport||8||Ivan Matveev||SMP Racing by Euronova|
|9||Alain Valente||Jenzer Motorsport||9||Joao Vieira||Antonelli Motorsport|
|10||Ivan Matveev||SMP Racing by Euronova||10||Alain Valente||Jenzer Motorsport|
|11||Max Defourny||Cram Motorsport||11||Gustavo Bandeira||DAV Racing|
|12||Gustavo Bandeira||DAV Racing||12||Takashi Kasai||Prema Powerteam|
|13||Edi Haxhiu||Cram Motorsport||13||Edi Haxhiu||Cram Motorsport|
|14||Nico Rindlisbacher||Jenzer Motorsport||14||Max Defourny||Cram Motorsport|
|15||Takashi Kasai||Prema Powerteam||15||Lucas Mauron||Jenzer Motorsport|
|16||Lucas Mauron||Jenzer Motorsport||16||Ali Al Khalifa||Jenzer Motorsport|
|17||Keith Camilleri||Malta Formula Racing||17||Keith Camilleri||Malta Formula Racing|
|18||Ali Al Khalifa||Jenzer Motorsport||18||Nico Rindlisbacher||Jenzer Motorsport|
|19||Jonathan Giudice||Antonelli Motorsport||19||Bar Baruch||Israel F4|
|20||Bar Baruch||Israel F4||20||Jonathan Giudice||Antonelli Motorsport|
|21||Giovanni Altoe||Cram Motorsport||21||Giovanni Altoe||Cram Motorsport|
|21||Zack Dante||Malta Formula Racing||21||Zack Dante||Malta Formula Racing|