Andrea Kimi Antonelli dominated ADAC Formula 4 qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps. The 15-year-old secured pole position for the first two races of the season. In doing so, the Italian backed up his form from free practice and proved to be unbeatable.
“It went perfectly for me, and was great fun. I was already familiar with the circuit from a number of tests. It is unbelievable to think that I will start two races from pole position,” said the Prema Racing driver. There was no beating the Mercedes junior, who set a fastest time of 2:22.356 in qualifying for race one. Even his team-mate Rafael Camara could not deny him pole position. The Brazilian was 0.210 seconds slower, but was the fastest of the rookies. Marcus Amand (16/FRA/US Racing) was third fastest (+ 0.693 seconds), while Charlie Wurz (16/AUT/Prema Racing) qualified fourth (+ 0.818 seconds) for Saturday’s opening race, which starts at 09:15.
Antonelli went even faster in the second qualifying session, setting a time of 2:22.295 minutes. Wurz, son of former Formula 1 driver and two-time Le Mans winner Alexander Wurz, will start alongside his team-mate on the front row (+ 0.462 seconds). Conrad Laursen (16/DNK/Prema Racing), Camara and Kacper Sztuka (16/POL/US Racing) complete the top five. Race two of the ADAC’s high-speed school at the current Formula 1 circuit gets underway at 11:20.
All of the races, featuring the motorsport stars of tomorrow, will be streamed live and free on sport.de and adac.de/motorsport.