Rosenqvist on pole for Nurburgring opener

Championship leader Felix Rosenqvist took pole position for the opening race of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship weekend at the Nurburgring.

The Prema Powerteam driver set a best time of 1m21.126s to take his fourteenth pole position for 2015, beating the time set by Carlin driver George Russell by 0.152s.

Nick Cassidy was third fastest for Prema Powerteam despite having run at the front before team-mate Rosenqvist set his quickest time, with Callum Ilott confirming Carlin’s pace this weekend with the fourth fastest time in his Red Bull-backed machine.

Jake Dennis ended the session in fifth in another of the Prema Powerteam entries, just ahead of fellow championship contenders Charles Leclerc of Van Amersfoort Racing and Antonio Giovinazzi of Jagonya Ayam with Carlin.

Mikkel Jensen was the best of the Mücke Motorsport foursome in eighth, with Motopark’s Markus Pommer and Sergio Sette Camara completing the top ten.

Nurburgring Race 1 Qualifying Times

11Felix RosenqvistSWEPrema Powerteam1m21.126s
210George RussellGBRCarlin1m21.278s
324Nick CassidyNZLPrema Powerteam1m21.379s
430Callum IlottGBRCarlin1m21.440s
52Jake DennisGBRPrema Powerteam1m21.483s
67Charles LeclercMONVan Amersfoort Racing1m21.532s
73Antonio GiovinazziITAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m21.653s
827Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1m21.656s
934Markus PommerGERMotopark1m21.745s
1023Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1m21.749s
1129Arjun MainiINDVan Amersfoort Racing1m21.749s
1225Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1m21.821s
135Santino FerrucciUSAMucke Motorsport1m21.936s
1421Alexander AlbonTHASignature1m21.970s
1522Nabil JeffriMAYMotopark1m21.993s
1638Raoul HymanRSATeam West-Tec F31m21.995s
178Alessio LorandiITAVan Amersfoort Racing1m22.016s
1812Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports1m22.087s
194Gustavo MenezesUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m22.178s
2020Dorian BoccolacciFRASignature1m22.179s
2126Ryan TveterUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m22.251s
226Michele BerettaITAMucke Motorsport1m22.259s
2336Sam MacLeodGBRMotopark1m22.300s
2435Felix SerrallesPUEMucke Motorsport1m22.408s
259Tatiana CalderonCOLCarlin1m22.470s
2619Matt SolomonHKGDouble R Racing1m22.520s
2732Zhi Cong LiCHNFortec Motorsports1m22.588s
2831Wing Chung ChangCHNFortec Motorsports1m22.667s
2914Matt RaoGBRFortec Motorsports1m22.716s
3017Julio MorenoECUThreebond with T-Sport1m22.833s
3118Nicolas PohlerGERDouble R Racing1m23.180s
3233Mahaveer RaghunathanINDMotopark1m23.678s
3340Harald SchelegelmilchLATArtLine Engineering1m25.887s