Formula 2

George Russell Extends Championship Advantage with Monza Pole

1 Mins read
George Russell - ART Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Credit: Zak Mauger / FIA Formula 2

George Russell took his fourth pole position of the season and his first since the weekend at Silverstone at the beginning of July as he denied morning pacesetter Sergio Sette Câmara to take top spot in FIA Formula 2 Qualifying at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on Friday.

The four points for pole also moves the ART Grand Prix driver nine points clear of main championship rival Lando Norris in the standings, and he will also take heart from the fact that his rival was only seventh in the session.

Sette Câmara set the initial pace in the first runs, but it was Russell who hit the front when it mattered, with his 1:31.546 edging out the Brazilian by 0.054 seconds.

Alexander Albon and Nicholas Latifi, both race winners in 2018, finished third and fifth fastest for DAMS either side of Russian Time’s Artem Markelov, while Antonio Fuoco took sixth for Charouz Racing System.

Norris, fresh off his second free practice session in Formula 1 with the McLaren F1 Team, could only manage seventh in the second Carlin, more than six-tenths behind Russell, while Trident’s Arjun Maini, Campos Vexatec Racing’s Luca Ghiotto and Charouz Racing System’s Louis Delétraz completed the top ten.

Nyck de Vries will find it difficult to make it a hat trick of Feature race victories after technical issues in practice left him on the back foot, and the Pertamina Prema Theodore Racing driver could only manage eleventh, with the Dutchman being joined on the sixth row by ART Grand Prix’s Jack Aitken, who ended up 1.135 seconds behind his pole position-setting team-mate.

Dorian Boccolacci will start right at the back of the field for MP Motorsport after failing to set a representative time after suffering gearbox issues throughout the session.

Autodromo Nazionale Monza Qualifying Result

[table id=3378 /]

Related posts
Formula 2Formula 3

Formula 2 and 3 announce provisional 2021 calendars

1 Mins read
With both series running on alternate weekends, Formula 2 and Formula 3 will keep us entertained for even more weekends across 2021 with both series’ schedule’s announced today.
Formula 1Formula 2

Decision Imminent about Which Ferrari Junior will Join Formula 1 Grid in 2021 - Mattia Binotto

2 Mins read
Mick Schumacher, Callum Ilott and Robert Shwartzman will find out soon from Ferrari about which one of them will move into Formula 1 in 2021.
Formula 2Formula 3

Format shake up for Formula 2 and 3 for 2021 season

1 Mins read
We’ve now seen the last of F2 and F3 on the same package as 2021 will see the two series’ alternate on F1 weekends as a way to cut down on costs. Each weekend will also consist of three races rather than two.

Leave a Reply