IF3: Mugello qualifying report

Coloni Motorsport and Christian Montanari earned during the qualifying at Mugello (sixth race of the Italian F.3 Championship) a precious front row, the first in Formula 3 in Montanari's career, while the young Italian Marco Bonanomi took the...

Coloni Motorsport and Christian Montanari earned during the qualifying at Mugello (sixth race of the Italian F.3 Championship) a precious front row, the first in Formula 3 in Montanari's career, while the young Italian Marco Bonanomi took the sixth place in grid.

Mugello circuit showed one more time the high competitiveness of the new Lola-Dome F106 Mugen Honda. During the second session Christian set a time of 1.46.03, which will allow him to start from the second place in the Sunday race

Marco Bonanomi will start from the sixth position after a very good second session, but the Italian couldn't well exploit his new sets of tyres: in fact, he was heavily hindered during the first session by Toni Vilander, who later was punished because of his behavior.

The race will take place on Sunday at 15.00.

Christian Montanari, 2nd 1.46.03: "We worked very well, I'm very pleased with my first front row and above all I'm happy with the pace I had during the afternoon session: using the old tyres I was able to be about one second faster than morning. So I am very confident for the race, the car is very good".

Marco Bonanomi, 6th 1.47.08: "The morning session was good and I worked also on the set up, finding a good configuration for the afternoon. But in the second session --with old tyres- unfortunately I couldn't improve my time. I'm happy however, the car is really competitive and Sunday the race will be very exciting, even if I will have to look after the tyre wear".

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Marco Bonanomi , Christian Montanari