On a dry track in hot summery conditions, more than 20 drivers (from 31 entrants for the fifth round of the season) were covered by less than a second, a testament to the competitive nature of the championship. † After a weekend that saw among the first drivers at the top at Mugello, the Rookie Juri Vips was in charge at Vallelunga where he recorded the fastest time not only in the first session of qualifying of a 1:34.499, but lowered that mark in the second session to a time of 1:34.278. Starting behind him on the grid in Race 1 will be his Prema Power team mate Mick Schumacher who qualified with a time of 1:34.528. Following him was Raul Guzman (DR Formula), Diego Bertonelli (Bhaitech), Juan Manuel Correa (2nd in the Rookie Trophy), Artem Petrov (3rd in the Rookie Trophy), Giuliano Raucci (Diegi Motorsport), Kush Maini (BVM Racing and 4th in the Rookie Trophy), Devlin De Francesco (kfzteile24 Mucke Motorsport) and Simone Cunati (Vincenzo Sospiri Racing and 5th in the Rookie Trophy). †
In the second round of qualifying to determine the order for Race 2, again saw Mick Schumacher qualify on the front row behind his team mate Juri Vips. Third and fourth were Giuliano Raucci and Kush Maini, followed by Diego Bertonelli, then championship leader Marcos Siebert (Jenzer Motorsport), Raul Guzman, Devlin De Francesco, Juan Manuel Correa and Simone Cunati.
In both sessions Fabienne Wohlwend (DR Formula) was in charge in the Womenís Trophy, she will start Race 1 from 29th and Race 2 from grid 21.
The programme continues this afternoon, Saturday 10 September, with Race 1 (over a duration of 28 minutes + 1 lap) at 15:25. You can check all the results from qualifying on acisportitalia.it/F4