Albon and Rosenqvist share Portimao Poles

Alexander Albon and Felix Rosenqvist secured a pole position each during the second FIA European Formula 3 Championship qualifying session of the day at Portimao.

Thai driver Albon, representing the Signature team, set the best time of the session to take pole position for race two, while Rosenqvist, driving for Prema Powerteam, set the quickest second-best time to take pole for race three.

Albon and Rosenqvist share the front row for race two, with the three other Prema Powerteam entries in hot pursuit; series returnee Nick Cassidy qualified third, Lance Stroll fourth and Jake Dennis fifth.

Current championship leader Antonio Giovinazzi secured sixth for Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, just ahead of his American team-mate Gustavo Menezes, while George Russell was eighth for the sister Carlin team.

Dorian Boccolacci made it an excellent session for Signature to qualify ninth for race two, while Pietro Fittipaldi qualified tenth for Fortec Motorsports.

Rosenqvist will be joined on the front row in race three by team-mate Stroll, with Dennis third making it a Prema Powerteam 1-2-3, while Russell moves up to fourth ahead of Menezes.

Mikkel Jensen will start sixth for Mücke Motorsport ahead of Motopark duo Sergio Sette Camara and Markus Pommer, while Fittipaldi and Callum Ilott of Carlin complete the top ten.

Despite setting the best time of the whole session, Albon’s second fastest time was only good enough for twelfth on the grid, but this was still better than Giovinazzi, who will start race three down in fifteenth just behind his team-mate Ryan Tveter.

Charles Leclerc of Van Amersfoort Racing, who currently sits third in the championship standings, had a disappointing afternoon, qualifying eleventh for both races.

Portimao Race 2 Qualifying Result

121Alexander AlbonTHASignature1m41.976s
21Felix RosenqvistSWEPrema Powerteam1m42.003s
324Nick CassidyNZLPrema Powerteam1m42.066s
425Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1m42.070s
52Jake DennisGBRPrema Powerteam1m42.135s
63Antonio GiovinazziITAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m42.171s
74Gustavo MenezesUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m42.230s
810George RussellGBRCarlin1m42.291s
920Dorian BoccolacciFRASignature1m42.400s
1012Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports1m42.420s
117Charles LeclercMONVan Amersfoort Racing1m42.474s
1230Callum IlottGBRCarlin1m42.515s
1334Markus PommerGERMotopark1m42.526s
1426Ryan TveterUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m42.530s
1528Maximilian GuntherGERMucke Motorsport1m42.530s
1627Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1m42.531s
1723Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1m42.563s
1839Alexander SimsGBRHitech Grand Prix1m42.602s
1929Arjun MainiINDVan Amersfoort Racing1m42.673s
205Santino FerrucciUSAMucke Motorsport1m42.767s
216Michele BerettaITAMucke Motorsport1m42.820s
228Alessio LorandiITAVan Amersfoort Racing1m42.832s
2336Sam MacLeodGBRMotopark1m42.838s
2431Wing Chung ChangCHNFortec Motorsports1m42.867s
2538Raoul HymanRSATeam West-Tec F31m42.887s
2622Nabil JeffriMAYMotopark1m42.918s
2717Julio MorenoECUThreebond with T-Sport1m42.987s
289Tatiana CalderonCOLCarlin1m43.047s
2914Matt RaoGBRFortec Motorsports1m43.218s
3019Matt SolomonHKGDouble R Racing1m43.335s
3132Zhi Cong LiCHNFortec Motorsports1m43.501s
3233Mahaveer RaghunathanINDMotopark1m43.837s

Portimao Race 3 Qualifying Result

11Felix RosenqvistSWEPrema Powerteam1m42.014s
225Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1m42.074s
32Jake DennisGBRPrema Powerteam1m42.256s
410George RussellGBRCarlin1m42.327s
54Gustavo MenezesUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m42.370s
627Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1m42.540s
723Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1m42.564s
834Markus PommerGERMotopark1m42.592s
912Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports1m42.597s
1030Callum IlottGBRCarlin1m42.647s
117Charles LeclercMONVan Amersfoort Racing1m42.660s
1221Alexander AlbonTHASignature1m42.664s
1320Dorian BoccolacciFRASignature1m42.697s
1426Ryan TveterUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m42.741s
153Antonio GiovinazziITAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m42.758s
1624Nick CassidyNZLPrema Powerteam1m42.818s
1729Arjun MainiINDVan Amersfoort Racing1m42.828s
1828Maximilian GuntherGERMucke Motorsport1m42.880s
1939Alexander SimsGBRHitech Grand Prix1m42.898s
2031Wing Chung ChangCHNFortec Motorsports1m42.906s
218Alessio LorandiITAVan Amersfoort Racing1m42.947s
2222Nabil JeffriMAYMotopark1m42.959s
235Santino FerrucciUSAMucke Motorsport1m42.967s
2438Raoul HymanRSATeam West-Tec F31m43.003s
256Michele BerettaITAMucke Motorsport1m43.034s
2617Julio MorenoECUThreebond with T-Sport1m43.043s
279Tatiana CalderonCOLCarlin1m43.167s
2814Matt RaoGBRFortec Motorsports1m43.249s
2919Matt SolomonHKGDouble R Racing1m43.337s
3036Sam MacLeodGBRMotopark1m43.488s
3132Zhi Cong LiCHNFortec Motorsports1m43.668s
3233Mahaveer RaghunathanINDMotopark1m44.304s