Rosenqvist takes tenth season pole in Austria in Prema 1-2-3

After dominating practice on Friday morning, Felix Rosenqvist returned to the Red Bull Ring track during the opening qualifying session of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship weekend to take his tenth pole position of the season.

Rosenqvist led a Prema Powerteam 1-2-3 in the session, with the Swedish driver setting a time of 1m24.510s to beat team-mate Jake Dennis by just 0.007s, while Lance Stroll was third a further 0.184s back.

Championship leader Antonio Giovinazzi will join Stroll on the second row, with the Jagonya Ayam with Carlin driver 0.241s back from the pole time of Rosenqvist, but 0.013s quicker than Van Amersfoort Racing’s Charles Leclerc, who sits second in the championship, only 7.5 points behind Giovinazzi.

Sergio Sette Camara was an impressive sixth for Motopark ahead of George Russell of Carlin, while Alexander Albon will start eighth for Signature ahead of Markus Pommer of Motopark and Gustavo Menezes of Jagonya Ayam with Carlin.

The third Jagonya Ayam with Carlin driver Ryan Tveter did not participate in the session due to a practice crash earlier in the day that broke the tub of his car. He will start the race on Saturday from the pit lane as a result.

Red Bull Ring Race 1 Qualifying Times

11Felix RosenqvistSWEPrema Powerteam1m24.510s
22Jake DennisGBRPrema Powerteam1m24.517s
325Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1m24.701s
43Antonio GiovinazziITAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m24.751s
57Charles LeclercMONVan Amersfoort Racing1m24.764s
623Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1m24.899s
710George RussellGBRCarlin1m24.973s
821Alexander AlbonTHASignature1m24.978s
934Markus PommerGERMotopark1m25.035s
104Gustavo MenezesUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m25.040s
1127Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1m25.043s
1238Raoul HymanRSATeam West-Tec F31m25.119s
1330Callum IlottGBRCarlin1m25.136s
1424Brandon MaisanoFRAPrema Powerteam1m25.153s
1528Maximilian GuntherGERMucke Motorsport1m25.322s
165Santino FerrucciUSAMucke Motorsport1m25.350s
179Tatiana CalderonCOLCarlin1m25.414s
1820Dorian BoccolacciFRASignature1m25.468s
1911Fabian SchillerGERTeam West-Tec F31m25.606s
2022Nabil JeffriMAYMotopark1m25.719s
2129Arjun MainiINDVan Amersfoort Racing1m25.746s
228Alessio LorandiITAVan Amersfoort Racing1m25.781s
2336Sam MacLeodGBRMotopark1m25.862s
246Michele BerettaITAMucke Motorsport1m25.909s
2531Wing Chung ChangCHNFortec Motorsports1m25.913s
2617Julio MorenoECUThreebond with T-Sport1m25.956s
2719Matt SolomonHKGDouble R Racing1m25.984s
2835Kang LingCHNMucke Motorsport1m26.074s
2914Matt RaoGBRFortec Motorsports1m26.232s
3012Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports1m26.522s
3118Matheus LeistBRZDouble R Racing1m26.563s
3232Zhi Cong LiCHNFortec Motorsports1m26.958s
3333Mahaveer RaghunathanINDMotopark1m27.430s
3426Ryan TveterUSAJagonya Ayam with CarlinNo Time