Palou Beats Stuvik to Race 1 Pole at Wet Silverstone


Spanish rookie Alex Palou took pole position as the weather played havoc with the first EuroFormula Open qualifying session of the weekend at Silverstone.

On a wet track, Campos Racing driver Palou beat fellow championship contender Sandy Stuvik of RP Motorsport by 0.096s, while championship leader Artur Janosz could only qualify eighth.

Friday pace setter Yarin Stern had to settle for third place on the grid for Team West-Tec F3, but was more than half a second behind the pole time, while over a second back in fourth was the first of Palou’s team-mates in the form of Russian Konstantin Tereschenko.

Japanese driver Yu Kanamaru took fifth in the leading Emilio de Villota Motorsport entry, just ahead of the sole Briton in this weekends event Sean Walkinshaw, who put his Campos Racing machine into sixth.

Team West-Tec F3’s Nicolas Pohler just beat Janosz into seventh, while RP Motorsport filled out the top ten with Russian John Simonyan and Guatemalan Andres Saravia ninth and tenth respectively.

Silverstone Race 1 Qualifying Result

POS DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME
1 Alex Palou ESP Campos Racing 2:11.000
2 Sandy Stuvik THA RP Motorsport 2:11.096
3 Yarin Stern ISR Team West-Tec F3 2:11.559
4 Konstantin Tereschenko RUS Campos Racing 2:12.101
5 Yu Kanamaru JAP Emilio de Villota Motorsport 2:12.268
6 Sean Walkinshaw GBR Campos Racing 2:12.377
7 Nicolas Pohler GER Team West-Tec F3 2:12.565
8 Artur Janosz POL RP Motorsport 2:12.575
9 John Simonyan RUS RP Motorsport 2:12.637
10 Andres Saravia GTM RP Motorsport 2:12.715
11 Christopher Hoher AUT BVM Racing 2:13.069
12 Wei Fung Thong HKG Team West-Tec F3 2:13.347
13 Che-One Lim KOR Emilio de Villota Motorsport 2:13.420
14 Tanart Sathienthirakul THA Team West-Tec F3 2:13.451
15 Henrique Baptista BRZ DAV Racing 2:14.706
16 Saud T. Al Faisal SAU RP Motorsport 2:14.792