Felix Rosenqvist Takes Pole For F3 Masters At Zandvoort

Felix Rosenqvist (Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship/Thomas Suer)

Felix Rosenqvist has gained pole position for Mücke Motorsport at the Masters of F3 at Zandvoort.

Setting a 1:30.839 the Swede was three tenths of a second faster than second place man Harry Tincknell – the Carlin driver is taking part in his first Masters event.

Following them on the second row are two more Brits – Alex Lynn and Emil Bernstorff claiming third and fourth respectively for Prema Powerteam.

Qualifying, split into two twenty minute sessions, saw the majority of the fastest times set in the first twenty minute session. One of the few drivers to improve their times in the second session was Zandvoort resident Dennis van der Laar – going a second faster to start 12th with a time of 1:31.716.

Rosenqvist said: “From my point of view, qualifying wasn’t too bad. The important thing is that this year, my car is better than last year. Pole position is a perfect start into the weekend, but the only thing that really matters is tomorrow’s race. Therefore, I don’t want to get too excited about this pole position.”

Another Prema Powerteam driver got into the top five with Austrian Lucas Auer just edging Sven Muller. The Italian team now must be in the best position to capitalise tomorrow when the first race gets under way at 12:30.