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F1 ACADEMY: Pulling unassailable on way to double pole in Miami Qualifying

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MIAMI, FLORIDA - MAY 04: Pole position qualifier Abbi Pulling of Great Britain and Rodin Motorsport

Abbi Pulling was an unstoppable force in F1 ACADEMY Qualifying around the Miami International Autodrome, sealing both pole positions on offer by five and four tenths respectively.

After setting the pace in Friday’s Free Practice 2, the Alpine driver quickly got to work. Sitting second at the halfway mark, Pulling then went fastest and continued to strengthen her hold over P1, topping the timing sheets with a 1:58.507.

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Title rival Doriane Pin couldn't quite match the Briton’s pace and had to settle for P2 for Race 1 by 0.574s. Red Bull Racing’s Hamda Al Qubaisi bounced back after a difficult Round 1 in Jeddah to secure third.

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Bianca Bustamante will line up fourth, but her consistent lap times paid off. With her fastest and second-fastest laps separated by just 0.007s, the McLaren driver will line up alongside Pulling on the front row for Race 2.

Ferrari’s Maya Weug starts the first race from fifth ahead of the Campos Racing duo of Nerea Marti and Chloe Chambers. PUMA’s Aurelia Nobels will go from eighth followed by Tina Hausmann of Aston Martin. Lola Lovinfosse qualified in 10th, but due to a five-place penalty carried over from Round 1, Jessica Edgar has been elevated to the fifth row.

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For Race 2, it’ll be a P3 start for Pin alongside Hamda Al Qubaisi. Tommy Hilfiger driver Marti will be hunting down a podium from fifth ahead of Weug, Nobels, Chambers, Edgar and Hausmann.

Race 1 will get underway later this afternoon, with lights out scheduled for 14:05 local time.

You can watch live streams of all the F1 ACADEMY sessions by clicking here.

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