He was the obvious favorite for pole in the F Series, but Michael Lyons was beaten on Saturday, at the last minute of qualifying, in his blue Hesketh 308 carrying the colors of Penthouse men’s magazine.
His best time, for most of the session, was eventually beaten by Miles Griffiths, in a yellow 1977 Fittipaldi: 1:30.653 (vs 1:30.820 for Lyons), on his last lap before the checkered flag for this high-flying session. The British drivers shone, as in Friday’s free practice. Behind Griffiths and Lyons, Michael Cantillon, 4th in his Tyrrell 010 ex-Alboreto, will be sandwiched on the grid, on Sunday, between two Williams cars, the FW06 of David Shaw (3rd) and the FW07 of Mark Hazel (5th).
Jamie Constable‘s American Shadow DN8 crashed into Frédéric Lajoux‘s Arrows at the start of the session, at La Rascasse. The Monégasque had to stop there and will start at the back on the grid on Sunday.