An amazing Franco Colapinto (MP Motorsport) sets an extraordinary pole position (1:25.699) for the second time at Red Bull Ring, after yesterday’s one that has brought him also to success in Race 1. The best lap time of the Argentinian comes at the very end of the session when the battle for pole with Grègorie Saucy (ART Grand Prix) is at its peak, with the Swiss driver and championship leader finally second only 0.055 behind.
In third position (1:25.927) a once more fantastic Gabriel Bortoleto (FA Racing), the Rookie that is really enjoying the Red Bull Ring circuit, finding fantastic speed (he was fourth on the grid yesterday in Race 1). Fourth is the very strong Russian driver, Michael Belov (G4 Racing – 1:26.007), while fifth is Hadrien David (R-ace GP – 1:26.040), further behind than he probably would have wanted, considering his great second time in QP1.
Zane Maloney (R-ace GP) improves from 9th in QP1 to 6th in QP2 (1:26.057), while his teammate, Isack Hadjar is aligned with his result in QP1 (from 8th to 7th – 1:26.085), second among the Rookies. Mari Boya (Van Amersfoort Racing) would have made a very good improvement with an 8th position compared to the 12th in QP1, but his time is cancelled due to track limits at T9, and so ends up 13th. So 8th and third among the Rookies is a very good Pietro Delli Guanti (Monolite Racing – 1:26.192), obtaining his best result in qualifying, equalling his 8th position at Le Castellet. Alex Quinn (Arden Motorsport – 1:26.193) is ninth, so not really reaching his target, while his teammate William Alatalo is tenth (1:26.203).
Once more the best lap times of the grid show an amazing balance between the drivers, with the best 22 in less than a second, which means a few hundredths of a second can really make a big difference for the position on the grid.
Race 2 will start today at 12.50 local time and will be shown live-streaming on the official Youtube and Facebook channels of the series, which are also reachable from the official website: formularegionaleubyalpine.com