Round 7 on home soil could not have gone any better for the Italian team: pole position on Friday, win on Saturday and a 1-2 on Sunday! David Beckmann kept his momentum from Belgium to take a second pole position in a row at Monza with a laptime 0.011s faster than Series leader Anthoine Hubert. In Race 1, the buoyant German kept the lead at the start to build a 6.018s gap to the Frenchman at the line. He added two bonus points for fastest lap to score a perfect 31 points.
Race 2 felt very much like Silverstone all over again: Pedro Piquet and Giuliano Alesi raced to P1 and P2 in the opening lap. The Frenchman and the Brazilian kept swapping positions -with Alesi leading for nine laps while Piquet led for eight. Their battle was not for the faint-hearted; their fathers were watching from the pitwall and were vicariously living each move. It was Piquet who emerged victorious, passing Alesi with two laps to go to take his second win this season. The talented Brazilian also moved up one position in the Drivers’ Standings.