Rosenqvist leads Prema 1-2-3-4 in Hockenheim qualifying

Felix Rosenqvist collected his seventeenth pole position of his championship winning FIA European Formula 3 Championship season after dominating qualifying for race one at Hockenheim.

Rosenqvist led a Prema Powerteam 1-2-3-4 in qualifying, but the Swedish driver was in a league of his own as his best time of 1m31.771s was 0.348s faster than second placed Maximilian Günther, who impressed on his first appearance for the team having joined the Italian team this week in place of Nick Cassidy.

Lance Stroll and Jake Dennis completed the Prema domination on row two, with Alexander Sims the best of the rest in fifth for Hitech GP, the Briton continuing to show good pace in Germany as the team put in more miles ahead of their scheduled full-time entry in 2016.

Mikkel Jensen ended the session in sixth for Mücke Motorsport, just 0.005s clear of Charles Leclerc of Van Amersfoort Racing, while Markus Pommer will start eight for Motopark.

Antonio Giovinazzi of Jagonya Ayam with Carlin and Alexander Albon of Signature complete the top ten.

Debutants Tanart Sathienthirakul and Marvin Dienst were twenty-ninth and thirty-second respectively for Motopark and Artline Engineering respectively, both ahead of Red Bull-backed Carlin driver Callum Ilott, who stopped on track with suspension damage before being able to set a competitive lap time.

Hockenheim Race 1 Qualifying Result

11Felix RosenqvistSWEPrema Powerteam1m31.771s
224Maximilian GuntherGERPrema Powerteam1m32.119s
325Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1m32.125s
42Jake DennisGBRPrema Powerteam1m32.158s
539Alexander SimsGBRHitech GP1m32.172s
627Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1m32.325s
77Charles LeclercMONVan Amersfoort Racing1m32.330s
834Markus PommerGERMotopark1m32.417s
93Antonio GiovinazziITAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m32.489s
1021Alexander AlbonTHASignature1m32.560s
1110George RussellGBRCarlin1m32.585s
1223Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1m32.691s
1329Arjun MainiINDVan Amersfoort Racing1m32.720s
1438Raoul HymanRSATeam West-Tec F31m32.721s
154Gustavo MenezesUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m32.803s
168Alessio LorandiITAVan Amersfoort Racing1m32.825s
1720Dorian BoccolacciFRASignature1m32.957s
1822Nabil JeffriMAYMotopark1m33.015s
1912Pietro FittipaldiBRZFortec Motorsports1m33.143s
206Michele BerettaITAMucke Motorsport1m33.156s
215Santino FerrucciUSAMucke Motorsport1m33.173s
2226Ryan TveterUSAJagonya Ayam with Carlin1m33.204s
239Tatiana CalderonCOLCarlin1m33.246s
2417Julio MorenoECUThreebond with T-Sport1m33.318s
2514Matt RaoGBRFortec Motorsports1m33.551s
2632Zhi Cong LiCHNFortec Motorsports1m33.581s
2719Matt SolomonHKGDouble R Racing1m33.684s
2831Wing Chung ChangCHNFortec Motorsports1m34.002s
2933Tanart SathienthirakulTHAMotopark1m34.044s
3018Nicolas PohlerGERDouble R Racing1m34.201s
3140Harald SchelegelmilchLATArtLine Engineering1m34.478s
3241Marvin DienstGERArtLine Engineering1m34.513s
3330Callum IlottGBRCarlin1m37.911s