Shortly after qualifying started, the red flags waved around the circuit. Roman Roubíček stopped on the track, and the qualifying went on after a few minutes‘ delay.
The battle for pole position was very close between Ethan Ischer, Reno Francot from Jenzer Motorsport, and Michael Sauter from Sauter Engineering + Design, who are three candidates for the F4 CEZ title. Sauter held the pole position for quite a while, but with two minutes to go, Ethan Ischer set the fastest time of 1:37.905 and kept the first place until the end of the qualifying.
Just 0.063 seconds behind Ischer finished Michael Sauter, and another 0.040 seconds behind was Reno Francot. So, it’s a very close result for the trio, and we can expect a really tight battle for the win in the inaugural event at Balaton Park Circuit.
The fourth fastest was Jenzer Motorsport newcomer Thomas Gore from Jamaica. Fifth place went to local driver Oliver Michl from Gender Racing team, and sixth was Max Karhan from Jenzer. The Swiss team also entered formula 4 car for Shimo Zhang, who was the seventh fastest. Eighth place went to Miroslav Mikeš from Sape Motorsport and ninth was Roman Roubíček from JMT Racing.