Ferdinand Habsburg secured his second pole position of the Paul Ricard weekend in a close qualifying session on Sunday morning.
The Drivex School team racer converted his maiden pole to a maiden victory during Saturday’s opener, and his lap of 2:00.046 on Sunday was enough to continue his strong EuroFormula Open weekend at the French circuit.
Habsburg’s time was just 0.016 seconds faster than current championship leader Leonardo Pulcini, with the Campos Racing driver looking to better his runners-up spot from race one during Sunday’s second race.
Colton Herta will be looking for better luck in race two after finding himself turned around during race one by Igor Walilko, but the young American Carlin driver rebounded well to secure a strong third place on the grid, just ahead of the leading RP Motorsport machine of Italian Damiano Fioravanti.
Diego Menchaca, who inherited the final podium position on Saturday when Fioravanti spun while attacking Habsburg for the lead, will start fifth for Campos Racing, alongside Enaam Ahmed of RP Motorsport.
Walilko will start seventh for Fortec Motorsports alongside Carlin’s Keyvan Andres, while RP Motorsport drivers Antoni Ptak and Tanart Sathienthirakul complete the top ten, with the Pole and Thai contenders just ahead of Kusiri Kantadhee and Julio Moreno.
Paul Ricard Race 2 Qualifying Result
|1||62||Ferdinand Habsburg||AUT||Drivex School||2:00.046|
|2||8||Leonardo Pulcini||ITA||Campos Racing||2:00.062|
|4||3||Damiano Fioravanti||ITA||RP Motorsport||2:00.192|
|5||7||Diego Menchaca||MEX||Campos Racing||2:00.367|
|6||4||Enaam Ahmed||GBR||RP Motorsport||2:00.470|
|7||37||Igor Walilko||POL||Fortec Motorsports||2:00.712|
|9||1||Antoni Ptak||POL||RP Motorsport||2:01.047|
|10||5||Tanart Sathienthriakul||THA||RP Motorsport||2:01.061|
|11||2||Kusiri Kantadhee||THA||RP Motorsport||2:01.167|
|12||6||Julio Moreno||ECU||Campos Racing||2:01.178|
|13||72||Nikita Zlobin||RUS||Teo Martin Motorsport||2:01.321|
|14||27||Kang Ling||CHN||DAV Racing||2:01.492|
|15||20||Daniel Pronenko||RUS||BVM Racing||2:02.053|
|16||18||Riccardo Cazzaniga||ITA||DAV Racing||2:02.059|
|17||9||Gulhuseyn Abdullayeu||AZE||Campos Racing||2:02.370|
|18||12||Vladimir Atoev||RUS||Teo Martin Motorsport||2:02.481|
|20||14||Jose-Manuel Vilalta||MEX||Teo Martin Motorsport||2:02.791|
|21||15||JT Liang||CHN||Team West-Tec F3||2:04.131|