European Formula 3

Ilott penalties hand Hubert and Stroll Norisring poles

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Anthoine Hubert - Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship

Anthoine Hubert and Lance Stroll secured a pole position each for races two and three at the Norisring, but only after Callum Ilott took his grid penalties for an engine change.

For Hubert, it is the first pole position of his rookie campaign in the FIA European Formula 3 Championship, but for Stroll it will be his sixth after earlier taking pole position for race one in the first qualifying session.

But neither driver was able to touch the time set by Van Amersfoort Racing’s Ilott, who went into the session knowing he would drop ten places for both races following an engine change. The British driver responded by posting a best time of 48.076 seconds to set the pace, while his second best time of 48.092 seconds was enough to see him claim the pole for race three.

Hubert and Stroll set the exact same time of 48.163 seconds to finish just behind Ilott, but the Van Amersfoort Racing driver set the time first to qualify ahead of the Prema Powerteam driver, and thus take his first pole of the season.

Sergio Sette Câmara of Motopark and Maximilian Günther of Prema Powerteam also set a time identical to the thousandth of a second, with the Brazilian ahead of the German racer again by the virtue of setting the time first, with the duo set to share row two for Saturday’s second race.

Mikkel Jensen will start race two from fifth for Mücke Motorsport alongside Motopark’s Guanyu Zhou, with row four seeing Joel Eriksson alongside George Russell, while the top ten was completed by David Beckmann and Niko Kari.

Stroll will start Sunday’s final race of the weekend from the front after his second fastest lap of the session was 0.020 seconds faster than Hubert, with Zhou third ahead of Günther and Sette Câmara.

Jensen will start sixth ahead of team-mate Beckmann, with Russell eighth ahead of Kari and Eriksson.

Norisring Race 2 Qualifying Times

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Norisring Race 3 Qualifying Times

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