Double Pole for Max Verstappen as Strong Run Goes On


The amazing run of Dutchman Max Verstappen appears to be continuing after he took pole position for both race two and race three of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship at the Norisring. The sixteen-year-old added the two poles to his earlier race one victory.

For the second of this weekends races, Prema Powerteam’s current championship leader Esteban Ocon will line-up on the front row alongside Van Amersfoort Racing’s Verstappen. The second row will be comprised of Tom Blomqvist, earlier deposed by Verstappen from second place in the championship, and Mücke MotorsportsFelix Rosenqvist, the pole sitter for race one.

The star of qualifying has to be the youngest driver in the field – Santino Ferrucci. The EuroInternational driver in only his second event after making his debut at Spa-Francorchamps last weekend, took an amazing fifth place on the grid for race two, ahead of reigning British Formula 3 Champion Jordan King of Carlin.

Lucas Auer will start seventh for Mücke Motorsport and will want to make his way back up to the podium where he finished in race one. He will be joined on row four by Antonio Giovinazzi, and the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin driver will be hoping to reach the chequered flag this time around as his first race was full of drama and ended in retirement. The fifth row will see Jake Dennis of Carlin start alongside Nicholas Latifi of Prema Powerteam.

For race three, where the drivers second fastest time during the session dictates the grid, it was Verstappen again that ended up in P1. He will be joined on the front row this time by Jagonya Ayam with Carlin driver Blomqvist, with Rosenqvist and Ocon on row two.

King and Ferrucci swap places for race three, with the Briton beating the American by 0.033s for fifth. Giovinazzi and Dennis will line up seventh and eighth, with Antonio Fuoco of Prema Powerteam and Auer completing the top ten.

Norisring Race 2 Qualifying Result

POS DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME
1 Max Verstappen NED Van Amersfoort Racing 48.118
2 Esteban Ocon FRA Prema Powerteam 48.206
3 Tom Blomqvist GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 48.240
4 Felix Rosenqvist SWE Mücke Motorsport 48.310
5 Santino Ferrucci USA EuroInternational 48.444
6 Jordan King GBR Carlin 48.447
7 Lucas Auer AUT Mücke Motorsport 48.461
8 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 48.586
9 Jake Dennis GBR Carlin 48.597
10 Nicholas Latifi CAN Prema Powerteam 48.625
11 Antonio Fuoco ITA Prema Powerteam 48.660
12 Sean Galael INO Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 48.753
13 Gustavo Menezes USA Van Amersfoort Racing 48.765
14 Jules Szymkowiak NED Van Amersfoort Racing 48.821
15 Felix Serralles PUE Team West-Tec F3 48.830
16 Roy Nissany ISR Mücke Motorsport 48.857
17 Richard Goddard AUS ThreeBond with T-Sport 48.987
18 Tatiana Calderon COL Jo Zeller Racing 49.063
19 Michele Beretta ITA EuroInternational 49.155
20 Alexander Toril ESP ThreeBond with T-Sport 49.177
21 Dennis van de Laar NED Prema Powerteam 49.190
22 Felipe Guimaraes BRZ Double R Racing 49.191
23 John Bryant-Meisner SWE Fortec Motorsports 49.322
24 Hector Hurst GBR Team West-Tec F3 49.430
25 Sandro Zeller SWI Jo Zeller Racing 50.154
26 Mitchell Gilbert AUS Fortec Motorsports 50.838

Norisring Race 3 Qualifying Result

POS DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME
1 Max Verstappen NED Van Amersfoort Racing 48.255
2 Tom Blomqvist GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 48.299
3 Felix Rosenqvist SWE Mücke Motorsport 48.383
4 Esteban Ocon FRA Prema Powerteam 48.384
5 Jordan King GBR Carlin 48.520
6 Santino Ferrucci USA EuroInternational 48.553
7 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 48.594
8 Jake Dennis GBR Carlin 48.647
9 Antonio Fuoco ITA Prema Powerteam 48.665
10 Lucas Auer AUT Mücke Motorsport 48.672
11 Nicholas Latifi CAN Prema Powerteam 48.764
12 Sean Galael INO Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 48.779
13 Felix Serralles PUE Team West-Tec F3 48.887
14 Roy Nissany ISR Mücke Motorsport 48.912
15 Jules Szymkowiak NED Van Amersfoort Racing 48.971
16 Michele Beretta ITA EuroInternational 49.186
17 Gustavo Menezes USA Van Amersfoort Racing 49.192
18 Richard Goddard AUS ThreeBond with T-Sport 49.225
19 Dennis van de Laar NED Prema Powerteam 49.254
20 Alexander Toril ESP ThreeBond with T-Sport 49.265
21 Felipe Guimaraes BRZ Double R Racing 49.266
22 John Bryant-Meisner SWE Fortec Motorsports 49.334
23 Tatiana Calderon COL Jo Zeller Racing 49.356
24 Hector Hurst GBR Team West-Tec F3 49.559
25 Sandro Zeller SWI Jo Zeller Racing 50.184
26 Mitchell Gilbert AUS Fortec Motorsports 50.958