On-fire Rosenqvist takes two more Silverstone poles

Race 1 pole sitter Felix Rosenqvist continued his strong form by taking pole position for both race two and race three at season opening FIA European Formula 3 Championship event at Silverstone.

The Swede, the most experienced driver in the field, set the benchmark time in the second qualifying session of 1m51.087s to take race two pole, then took race three pole on the basis of his second fastest time of the session being the quickest time also.

The Prema Powerteam driver will be joined on the front row for both race two and three by Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc of Van Amersfoort Racing, who got within 0.061s of Rosenqvist with his best time of the session, although his second fastest lap was 0.291s slower.

George Russell will start race two from third position for Carlin, alongside stable mate Antonio Giovinazzi of Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, with the two switching places for race three – Giovinazzi ahead of Russell.

Alexander Albon will start fifth for both race two and three for Signature, and will be joined on the front row for both races by Frenchman Brandon Maisano, while row four will be filled by the final two Prema Powerteam entries of Jake Dennis and Lance Stroll.

Gustavo Menezes will start both races from ninth on the grid in the second Jagonya Ayam with Carlin entry, with the third of Ryan Tveter joining him on row five for race two, although the American racer drops to fourteenth on the grid for race three. Starting in tenth therefore will be Callum Ilott, with the Red Bull-backed Carlin driver showing good pace throughout his first ever single seater race weekend after stepping up from karting.

Unfortunately for another one of the Brits on the field, Sam MacLeod will start all three races from last on the grid after his Motopark team changed his engine between testing and this weekend against the regulations, and incurring the season’s first triple ten-place grid penalty, although he had not qualified higher than twenty-sixth on the grid all weekend.

Silverstone Race 2 Qualifying Times

11Felix RosenqvistSWEPrema Powerteam1m51.087s
27Charles LeclercMONVan Amersfoort Racing1m51.148s
310George RussellGBRCarlin1m51.448s
43Antonio GiovinazziITAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m51.458s
521Alexander AlbonTHASignature1m51.550s
624Brandon MaisanoFRAPrema Powerteam1m51.755s
72Jake DennisGBRPrema Powerteam1m51.781s
825Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1m51.808s
94Gustavo MenezesUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m51.982s
1026Ryan TveterUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m52.042s
1130Callum IlottGBRCarlin1m52.061s
1227Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1m52.165s
1333Markus PommerGERMotopark1m52.189s
1411Fabian SchillerGERTeam West-Tec F31m52.317s
1520Dorian BoccolacciFRASignature1m52.347s
1612Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports1m52.367s
1728Maximilian GuntherGERMucke Motorsport1m52.376s
1829Arjun MainiINDVan Amersfoort Racing1m52.402s
195Santino FerrucciUSAMucke Motorsport1m52.411s
206Michele BerettaITAMucke Motorsport1m52.474s
2115Nicolas BeerDENEuroInternational1m52.506s
228Alessio LorandiITAVan Amersfoort Racing1m52.506s
2322Nabil JeffriMAYMotopark1m52.564s
249Tatiana CalderonCOLCarlin1m52.677s
2517Julio MorenoECUThreebond with T-Sport1m52.755s
2638Raoul HymanRSATeam West-Tec F31m52.769s
2723Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1m52.904s
2819Matt SolomonHKGDouble R Racing1m52.909s
2914Matt RaoGBRFortec Motorsports1m53.332s
3035Kang LingCHNMucke Motorsport1m53.354s
3131Hongwei CaoCHNFortec Motorsports1m53.409s
3236Sam MacLeodGBRMotopark1m53.460s
3334Mahaveer RaghunathanINDMotopark1m53.468s
3432Zhi Cong LiCHNFortec Motorsports1m53.488s
3518Nicolas PohlerGERDouble R Racing1m53.954s

Silverstone Race 3 Qualifying Times

11Felix RosenqvistSWEPrema Powerteam1m51.198s
27Charles LeclercMONVan Amersfoort Racing1m51.489s
33Antonio GiovinazziITAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m51.537s
410George RussellGBRCarlin1m51.543s
521Alexander AlbonTHASignature1m51.688s
624Brandon MaisanoFRAPrema Powerteam1m51.877s
72Jake DennisGBRPrema Powerteam1m51.924s
825Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1m51.953s
94Gustavo MenezesUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m52.006s
1030Callum IlottGBRCarlin1m52.081s
1133Markus PommerGERMotopark1m52.212s
1227Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1m52.389s
1320Dorian BoccolacciFRASignature1m52.410s
1426Ryan TveterUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m52.505s
158Alessio LorandiITAVan Amersfoort Racing1m52.549s
1612Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports1m52.603s
1722Nabil JeffriMAYMotopark1m52.604s
1815Nicolas BeerDENEuroInternational1m52.625s
195Santino FerrucciUSAMucke Motorsport1m52.645s
2029Arjun MainiINDVan Amersfoort Racing1m52.669s
2128Maximilian GuntherGERMucke Motorsport1m52.716s
229Tatiana CalderonCOLCarlin1m52.744s
236Michele BerettaITAMucke Motorsport1m52.853s
2411Fabian SchillerGERTeam West-Tec F31m52.854s
2517Julio MorenoECUThreebond with T-Sport1m52.869s
2638Raoul HymanRSATeam West-Tec F31m52.884s
2719Matt SolomonHKGDouble R Racing1m52.944s
2823Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1m53.005s
2914Matt RaoGBRFortec Motorsports1m53.396s
3035Kang LingCHNMucke Motorsport1m53.471s
3131Hongwei CaoCHNFortec Motorsports1m53.477s
3232Zhi Cong LiCHNFortec Motorsports1m53.520s
3334Mahaveer RaghunathanINDMotopark1m53.542s
3436Sam MacLeodGBRMotopark1m53.562s
3518Nicolas PohlerGERDouble R Racing1m53.973s