Double Nurburgring Pole for Tom Blomqvist


Briton Tom Blomqvist took pole position for races two and three in the delayed FIA European Formula 3 Championship qualifying session at the Nurburgring. The Jagonya Ayam with Carlin driver will start alongside Van Amersfoort Racing’s Max Verstappen in both of today’s races.

The session was delayed having been originally set to go on Saturday evening, but due to barrier repairs was rescheduled for early Sunday morning. It was Blomqvist who took the fastest time of the session to take pole for race two, with a drivers fastest time within the 20-minute session determining the grid for race two.

Championship contender Verstappen will start second ahead of the resurgent Antonio Giovinazzi, who since being given a new chassis by his Jagonya Ayam with Carlin team ahead of the previous event at the Red Bull Ring has been one of the outstanding drivers.

Quite possible the most outstanding driver of the whole season, championship leader Esteban Ocon, will start fourth in his Prema Powerteam entry, just ahead of his team-mate Antonio Fuoco.

Felix Rosenqvist and Lucas Auer qualified their Mücke Motorsport machines sixth and seventh for race two, ahead of the Carlin trio of Jordan King, Ed Jones and Jake Dennis.

For race three, where a drivers second fastest lap time during qualifying dictates the order of the grid, it was Blomqvist again who led the way from Verstappen. Fuoco will start this race from third on the grid alongside Ocon, with Giovinazzi fifth.

Positions six to ten are the same for race three as they are for race two, with Rosenqvist leading Auer, King, Jones and Dennis.

Nurburgring Race 2 Qualifying Result

POS DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME
1 Tom Blomqvist GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 1:21.650
2 Max Verstappen NED Van Amersfoort Racing 1:21.790
3 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 1:21.864
4 Esteban Ocon FRA Prema Powerteam 1:21.923
5 Antonio Fuoco ITA Prema Powerteam 1:21.939
6 Felix Rosenqvist SWE Mücke Motorsport 1:22.051
7 Lucas Auer AUT Mücke Motorsport 1:22.092
8 Jordan King GBR Carlin 1:22.153
9 Ed Jones UAE Carlin 1:22.244
10 Jake Dennis GBR Carlin 1:22.360
11 Nicholas Latifi CAN Prema Powerteam 1:22.461
12 Felix Serralles PUE Team West-Tec F3 1:22.473
13 Roy Nissany ISR Mücke Motorsport 1:22.542
14 Dennis van de Laar NED Prema Powerteam 1:22.600
15 Tatiana Calderon COL Jo Zeller Racing 1:22.735
16 Jules Szymkowiak NED Van Amersfoort Racing 1:22.831
17 Sean Galael INO Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 1:22.987
18 Gustavo Menezes USA Van Amersfoort Racing 1:23.065
19 Richard Goddard AUS ThreeBond with T-Sport 1:23.072
20 Santino Ferrucci USA EuroInternational 1:23.086
21 Alexander Toril ESP ThreeBond with T-Sport 1:23.157
22 Michele Beretta ITA EuroInternational 1:23.329
23 Sandro Zeller SWI Jo Zeller Racing 1:23.496
24 Wing Chung Chang MAC Team West-Tec F3 1:24.290

Nurburgring Race 3 Qualifying Result

POS DRIVER NAT TEAM TIME
1 Tom Blomqvist GBR Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 1:21.771
2 Max Verstappen NED Van Amersfoort Racing 1:21.795
3 Antonio Fuoco ITA Prema Powerteam 1:22.001
4 Esteban Ocon FRA Prema Powerteam 1:22.112
5 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 1:22.129
6 Felix Rosenqvist SWE Mücke Motorsport 1:22.144
7 Lucas Auer AUT Mücke Motorsport 1:22.237
8 Jordan King GBR Carlin 1:22.319
9 Ed Jones UAE Carlin 1:22.386
10 Jake Dennis GBR Carlin 1:22.451
11 Felix Serralles PUE Team West-Tec F3 1:22.481
12 Roy Nissany ISR Mücke Motorsport 1:22.578
13 Nicholas Latifi CAN Prema Powerteam 1:22.623
14 Dennis van de Laar NED Prema Powerteam 1:22.630
15 Tatiana Calderon COL Jo Zeller Racing 1:22.802
16 Jules Szymkowiak NED Van Amersfoort Racing 1:23.129
17 Sean Galael INO Jagonya Ayam with Carlin 1:23.172
18 Santino Ferrucci USA EuroInternational 1:23.242
19 Richard Goddard AUS ThreeBond with T-Sport 1:23.247
20 Gustavo Menezes USA Van Amersfoort Racing 1:23.251
21 Sandro Zeller SWI Jo Zeller Racing 1:23.508
22 Alexander Toril ESP ThreeBond with T-Sport 1:23.511
23 Michele Beretta ITA EuroInternational 1:23.711
24 Wing Chung Chang MAC Team West-Tec F3 1:24.345