Ilott penalties hand Hubert and Stroll Norisring poles

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

16Callum IlottGBRVan Amersfoort Racing48.07621
221Anthoine HubertFRAVan Amersfoort Racing48.16321
31Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam48.16322
49Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark48.17719
517Maximilian GuntherGERPrema Powerteam48.17721
67Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport48.19222
723Guanyu ZhouCHNMotopark48.19821
822Joel ErikssonSWEMotopark48.26120
912George RussellGBRHitech GP48.26520
108David BeckmannGERMucke Motorsport48.29020
1110Niko KariFINMotopark48.31219
123Ryan TveterUSACarlin48.35916
1324Ben BarnicoatGBRHitech GP48.38719
1420Harrison NeweyGBRVan Amersfoort Racing48.40420
1516Ralf AronESTPrema Powerteam48.40822
1611Nikita MazepinRUSHitech GP48.46520
174Alessio LorandiITACarlin48.53522
1818William BullerGBRCarlin48.56721
192Nick CassidyNZLPrema Powerteam48.73315
205Pedro PiquetBRZVan Amersfoort Racing48.92714

Norisring Race 3 Qualifying Times

16Callum IlottGBRVan Amersfoort Racing48.09221
21Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam48.18022
321Anthoine HubertFRAVan Amersfoort Racing48.20021
423Guanyu ZhouCHNMotopark48.21221
517Maximilian GuntherGERPrema Powerteam48.26421
69Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark48.26719
77Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport48.27222
88David BeckmannGERMucke Motorsport48.29020
912George RussellGBRHitech GP48.35520
1010Niko KariFINMotopark48.36319
1122Joel ErikssonSWEMotopark48.38320
1224Ben BarnicoatGBRHitech GP48.48219
1311Nikita MazepinRUSHitech GP48.49520
1416Ralf AronESTPrema Powerteam48.50622
153Ryan TveterUSACarlin48.51116
1620Harrison NeweyGBRVan Amersfoort Racing48.52720
174Alessio LorandiITACarlin48.55022
1818William BullerGBRCarlin48.68121
192Nick CassidyNZLPrema Powerteam48.77615
205Pedro PiquetBRZVan Amersfoort Racing48.96114