The fastest BOSS GP qualifying of the year in review.
position in the third BOSS GP event 2019 for Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed). In
the V10 Toro Rosso STR1 Gerstl was again the fastest pilot in qualifying. This
means he sets the pace for the start of the first of two races at 4 p.m. this
Stratford (USA, Penn Elcom) will line up next to him once again. In the
Benetton B197 he was able to improve by two seconds compared to qualifying 2018
– this opens the chase for permanent rival Gerstl.
Marco Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio) confirmed his performance of Friday: With 1:36.169 he drove the fastest lap time of all Formula 2 drivers. Teammate and cousin Sergio Ghiotto starts the race from 5th place as third best FORMULA driver.
will be Alessandro Bracalente (ITA, Speed Center), who was the only one in the
turbulent Qualifying 2 to make it into the top 5. Later in qualifying the
FORMULA leader had an accident. At the end of the second chicane he spun to the
inside and into the barriers. For the race driver and car should be made ready
dominance at their home race in the FORMULA class is underlined by Armando
Mangini (grid position 6), Salvatore de Plano (grid position 7) and Gianluca
Ripoli (grid position 8). First non-Italian in the FORMULA category is Philippe
Haezebrouck (FRA, Speed Center). The Frenchman continues the good pace of
Hockenheim and Spielberg in his first race with the new team.
Martucci (ITA, MM International) starts in tenth. Walter Steding qualified as
eleventh despite a spin into the gravel bed. Christian Eicke (SUI, Speed
Center) was able to participate today after his accident in the first free
practice and thanked his team with rank 12. Thomas Jakoubek (AUT, Top Speed)
will start from 13, OPEN driver “Piter” (FRA, Ray-Ban) in the only
World Series car from 14.
Fiedler (DEU, Fiedler Racing) had to miss qualifying, because his rear wing
broke yesterday. He hopes to find a spare wing before today’s first race,
otherwise he must skip another race.
starts today at 4 p.m. – with best weather and free entry.
Friday in Monza: Getting used to the high-speed track in the Royal Park.
Speeds beyond 300 kph demand man and machine. It’s good that on Friday there were two 30-minute practice sessions for the BOSS GP drivers.
man in this high-speed challenge was Ingo Gerstl (AUT, Top Speed). The reigning
OPEN champion set his fastest time (1:29.929) in the second free practice
session in the afternoon. With similar good conditions tomorrow another big
improvement in lap time is possible for Gerstl in his Toro Rosso STR1.
Stratford (USA, Penn Elcom) finished with the second-fastest time of the day in
the Benetton B197, by far behind Gerstl but in front of the Formula 2 cars. He
will probably be the only driver who can challenge Gerstl this weekend.
Ghiotto (ITA, Scuderia Palladio) was third fastest in both practice sessions.
Last year’s winner at Monza is the hottest candidate for FORMULA victory.
Italians managed to set a lap time of 1 minute 39 seconds: Luca Martucci (MM
International), Sergio Ghiotto (Scuderia Palladio), Armando Mangini (MM
International), Salvatore de Plano (Top Speed), Alessandro Bracalente (Speed
Center) will also be playing a big role in tomorrow’s fight for pole position.
Andreas Fiedler (DEU, Fiedler Racing) failed close to manage a 1:39 lap. In
practice 2 Fiedler was involved in an incident with De Plano, Peter Göllner
(SUI, Speed Center) and Martucci, both Fiedler and Martucci had an early end to
Eicke (SUI, Speed Center) set a great time in the first practice session. With
a flattened rear wing and therefore little drag, he managed the second fastest
time in sectors 1 and 3, beaten only by Ingo Gerstl’s Formula 1. However, Eicke
had an accident only a little later at the end of the Ascari variant. But he
will be able to participate again in the fight for pole position on Saturday.
will take part in qualifying tomorrow at 9:45 am. Today’s top 5 start in Q1 (8
minutes), the remaining drivers in Q2 (20 minutes). The fastest driver from the
two combined sessions will be the first to start the 25-minute race at 16:00,
the fifth in this BOSS GP anniversary season 2019.