Another pole for Super Swede Rosenqvist

Felix Rosenqvist continued his strong season by taking pole position for race one at Spa-Francorchamps in a session that started on a damp track, although the Swede was lucky a rain shower early in the session did not amount to much as he languished in the bottom half of the times.

The Swedish driver set a time of 2m10.173s to take his eighth pole position of the season, and will be joined on the front row of the grid at the Belgian track by his Prema Powerteam team-mate Jake Dennis.

It was a dominant display by Rosenqvist, who set a time 0.238s faster than Dennis but 0.791s quicker than third placed Antonio Giovinazzi of Jagonya Ayam with Carlin.

Pietro Fittipaldi will start race one from fourth on the grid for Fortec Motorsports, with the Brazilian having his best qualifying performance of the season so far, while Brandon Maisano of Prema Powerteam was fifth fastest.

Charles Leclerc ended the session sixth for Van Amersfoort Racing ahead of Alexander Albon of Signature, while Santino Ferrucci was the leading Mücke Motorsport entry in eighth, a year on from making his European Formula 3 debut at the same circuit.

Callum Ilott was ninth for Carlin, while Markus Pommer completed the top ten for Motopark, just ahead of George Russell’s Carlin and Mikkel Jensen of Mücke Motorsport.

Spa-Francorchamps Race 1 Qualifying Times

11Felix RosenqvistSWEPrema Powerteam2m10.173s
22Jake DennisGBRPrema Powerteam2m10.411s
33Antonio GiovinazziITAJagonya Ayam with Carlin2m10.964s
412Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports2m11.008s
524Brandon MaisanoFRAPrema Powerteam2m11.112s
67Charles LeclercMONVan Amersfoort Racing2m11.121s
721Alexander AlbonTHASignature2m11.172s
85Santino FerrucciUSAMucke Motorsport2m11.224s
930Callum IlottGBRCarlin2m11.240s
1034Markus PommerGERMotopark2m11.244s
1110George RussellGBRCarlin2m11.297s
1227Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport2m11.348s
1338Raoul HymanRSATeam West-Tec F32m11.370s
1425Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam2m11.397s
1536Sam MacLeodGBRMotopark2m11.459s
168Alessio LorandiITAVan Amersfoort Racing2m11.465s
1726Ryan TveterUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin2m11.547s
1828Maximilian GuntherGERMucke Motorsport2m11.716s
194Gustavo MenezesUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin2m11.742s
2023Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark2m11.802s
2111Fabian SchillerGERTeam West-Tec F32m12.060s
2220Dorian BoccolacciFRASignature2m12.103s
239Tatiana CalderonCOLCarlin2m12.216s
2422Nabil JeffriMAYMotopark2m12.394s
256Michele BerettaITAMucke Motorsport2m12.470s
2619Matt SolomonHKGDouble R Racing2m12.528s
2714Matt RaoGBRFortec Motorsports2m12.588s
2835Kang LingCHNMucke Motorsport2m12.750s
2918Nicolas PohlerGERDouble R Racing2m12.772s
3029Arjun MainiINDVan Amersfoort Racing2m13.051s
3131Hongwei CaoCHNFortec Motorsports2m13.344s
3233Mahaveer RaghunathanINDMotopark2m13.426s
3317Julio MorenoECUThreebond with T-Sport2m18.066s