Franco Colapinto (MP Motorsport) takes pole (1:25.403) in qualifying practice 1 valid for Race 1 starting this afternoon at 13:35. After the collective tests and free practices of Thursday and Friday, where the Argentinian driver has always been in the first positions, but never able to be the fastest, in QP1 the driver of MP Motorsport has managed to find the perfect balance and position to avoid traffic and actually set the best time in the very last lap, also taking advantage of the slipstream from Alex Quinn (Arden Motorsport) in front of him.
Second on the grid will be Hadrien David (R-ace GP – 1:25.516), first until the very end of the session and immediately fast. The French driver had not raced on the Spielberg circuit yet, demonstrating a great capacity of learning and confirming he likes the track a lot.
Third is a very good Paul Aron (1:25.603), finally together with Prema Powerteam there where they are expected to be. The Estonian driver had actually done very well on this circuit in the past, winning two races in F4.
Fourth on the grid of race 1 will start Gabriel Bortoleto (FA Racing – 1:25.664), improving round after round and also first of the Rookies, while fifth is the British Alex Quinn (Arden Motorsport – 1:25.675), back where he actually was in the beginning of the season. Sixth is the leader of the championship, always first in free practices yesterday, Grègoire Saucy (ART Grand Prix – 1:25.696), slowed down by a bit of traffic, but in general not being able to express his full potential. It will be nice to watch him try to battle back in race 1 to gain the position he is used to.
Second among the Rookies is Isack Hadjar (R-ace GP – 1:25.72), 8th overall, while third of this category ios Gabriele Minì (ART Grand Prix – 1:25.759), 10th in the general standings of this QP1.
Race 1 this afternoon will start at 13:35 CET and will be shown live-streaming starting 13:30 on the official Youtube and Facebook channels of the series, which are also reachable from the official website: formularegionaleubyalpine.com