Monza F3.5: Fittipaldi outduels Nissany in second qualifying

Pietro Fittipaldi doubled up in the second Formula V8 3.5 qualifying at Monza, after trading the lead with Roy Nissany several times during the session.

Monza F3.5: Fittipaldi outduels Nissany in second qualifying

Nissany led before the mid-session break, but both him and Fittipaldi improved on their first flyers of the second half, the latter going two hundredths quicker.

His lead was up to a tenth after the next laps and both had time for another try, with Nissany setting a fastest first sector.

However, the Israeli driver couldn't go quicker after an excursion into the gravel at the exit of the second Lesmo turn.

Egor Orudzhev then went off at Parabolica, preventing Fittipaldi from improving, but the Brazilian didn't need to as his 1m33.813s remained the fastest time.

Nissany was second, as Rene Binder in the second Lotus was third, more than 0.5s slower than his teammate.

Matevos Isaakyan was fourth, with his teammate Orudzhev ending up in a lowly 11th.

RP's Yu Kanamaru, fifth, was followed by the Fortec duo of Alfonso Celis and Diego Menchaca, and his own teammate Damiano Fioravanti.

Celis also made a mistake during his final lap by going off at the second Lesmo corner, but the Mexican managed to rejoin the track.

The top 10 was completed by Teo Martin Motorsport's Konstantin Tereshchenko and Nelson Mason.

Qualifying 2 results

 Pos.  Driver   Team  Time   Gap 
 Pietro Fittipaldi Lotus 1'33.813  
 Roy Nissany Rp Motorsport 1'33.912 0.099
 Rene Binder Lotus 1'34.320 0.507
 Matevos Isaakyan SMP Racing by AVF 1'34.506 0.693
 Yu Kanamaru Rp Motorsport 1'34.683 0.870
 Alfonso Celis Fortec Motorsports 1'34.771 0.958
 Diego Menchaca Fortec Motorsports 1'34.771 0.958
 Damiano Fioravanti Rp Motorsport 1'35.023 1.210
 Konstantin Tereshchenko Teo Martin Motorsport 1'35.191 1.378
10   Nelson Mason Teo Martin Motorsport 1'35.245 1.432
11   Egor Orudzhev SMP Racing by AVF 1'35.416 1.603
12   Giuseppe Cipriani Il Barone Rampante 1'37.172 3.359

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