Formula Renault Eurocup

Ye Dominates Opening Qualifying at Monza for Maiden Eurocup Pole

1 Mins read
Yifei Ye - Josef Kaufmann Racing
Credit: Gregory Lenormand / DPPI

Yifei Ye took his maiden Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series pole position on Saturday in dominant fashion as he topped his group by more than four-tenths of a second, while the first group was more than eight-tenths back.

Ye was in the second group that took to the track on Saturday morning, with the Josef Kaufmann Racing setting the pace with a best lap of 1:48.772s, 0.404 seconds clear of MP Motorsport’s Christian Lundgaard, while Richard Verschoor was third fastest in the group, also for Josef Kaufmann Racing.

Lorenzo Colombo was quickest in the opening group but only after having a lap reinstated, with the JD Motorsport driver initially having a time deleted for exceeding track limits at turn eleven.  Investigations after the session saw his time of 1:49.591s given back to him, meaning he ended  0.038 seconds clear of R-ace GP’s Max Fewtrell.

Unfortunately for Colombo, a four-place grid penalty carried over from race two at the Circuit Paul Ricard last weekend moves him back to sixth on the grid, moving Lundgaard up to second, Fewtrell to third and Verschoor to fourth, while Tech 1 Racing’s Alexander Smolyar will start fifth.

Victor Martins will start seventh for R-ace GP ahead of Arden Motorsport’s Oscar Piastri, while MP Motorsport’s Alex Peroni and R-ace GP’s Charles Milesi completed the top ten.

A week on from winning the opening race of the season, Logan Sargeant has it all to do, with the American down in sixteenth, while Red Bull-backed Neil Verhagen is even further back in twentieth.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza Race 1 Qualifying Result

[table id=2910 /]

Related posts
Formula Renault EurocupInterviews

Eurocup Rookie Champion Alex Quinn: “I did count myself very lucky to be on the grid in 2020”

4 Mins read
Speaking to The Checkered Flag, Alex Quinn says he was lucky to be on the grid for the 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup season before he went on to win the rookie title.
Formula Renault EurocupSeason Review

SEASON REVIEW: 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup - Victor Martins Finally Brings Home the Title

6 Mins read
The Checkered Flag looks back at the 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup season, a year where Victor Martins finally took the title in his third year in the championship.
Formula Renault Eurocup

Victor Martins ‘Very Confident for the Future’ after Clinching 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup Title

3 Mins read
Series champion Victor Martins and Rookie winner Alex Quinn reflect on their 2020 Formula Renault Eurocup triumphs.

Leave a Reply