Dominant Stroll secures double Zandvoort Pole

Lance Stroll - Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship

Championship leader Lance Stroll was in sublime form as he secured a double position for races two and three at Zandvoort on Friday.

The up-and-coming young Canadian set three laps that were fastest than the best of anyone else during the session, meaning the Prema Powerteam driver secured his seventh and eighth pole of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship season.

Stroll’s best time during the session of 1:28.762 ensured he took race two pole, while his second fastest time of 1:28.781 meant he doubled up for race three.

For race two, the Williams Martini Racing Development driver will be joined by Briton Callum Ilott, who was 0.129 seconds adrift in his Van Amersfoort Racing entry, while race one pole sitter Nick Cassidy will line-up third for Prema Powerteam alongside Motopark’s Sergio Sette Câmara.

Maximilian Günther was fifth fastest, also for Prema Powerteam, while Anthoine Hubert of Van Amersfoort Racing will start sixth ahead of Mücke Motorsport’s David Beckmann.

Ralf Aron made it four Prema cars inside the top eight, while Alessio Lorandi was ninth for Carlin ahead of Hitech GP’s George Russell.

For race three, Sette Câmara will join Stroll on the front row, with Günther and Cassidy making it an all-Prema row two, while Beckmann and Lorandi will share row three.

Russell moves up to seventh and will be joined by Motopark’s Joel Eriksson, while Ilott and Aron complete the top ten.

Zandvoort Race 2 Qualifying Result

11Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1:28.76213
26Callum IlottGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:28.89112
32Nick CassidyNZLPrema Powerteam1:28.9138
49Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1:28.91412
517Maximilian GuntherGERPrema Powerteam1:28.9278
621Anthoine HubertFRAVan Amersfoort Racing1:29.01712
78David BeckmannGERMucke Motorsport1:29.0878
816Ralf AronESTPrema Powerteam1:29.09612
94Alessio LorandiITACarlin1:29.10712
1012George RussellGBRHitech GP1:29.12112
1122Joel ErikssonSWEMotopark1:29.17112
1211Nikita MazepinRUSHitech GP1:29.25112
1324Ben BarnicoatGBRHitech GP1:29.33012
143Ryan TveterUSACarlin1:29.33612
1510Niko KariFINMotopark1:29.45112
1620Harrison NeweyGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:29.48212
175Pedro PiquetBRZVan Amersfoort Racing1:29.56210
187Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1:29.59312
1923Guanyu ZhouCHNMotopark1:29.87410
2019Weiron TanMYSCarlin1:30.25712

Zandvoort Race 3 Qualifying Result

11Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1:28.78113
29Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1:28.92712
317Maximilian GuntherGERPrema Powerteam1:28.9668
42Nick CassidyNZLPrema Powerteam1:29.1108
58David BeckmannGERMucke Motorsport1:29.1188
64Alessio LorandiITACarlin1:29.12312
712George RussellGBRHitech GP1:29.20512
822Joel ErikssonSWEMotopark1:29.24312
96Callum IlottGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:29.30512
1016Ralf AronESTPrema Powerteam1:29.36012
1124Ben BarnicoatGBRHitech GP1:29.39312
123Ryan TveterUSACarlin1:29.39612
1321Anthoine HubertFRAVan Amersfoort Racing1:29.41412
1411Nikita MazepinRUSHitech GP1:29.50512
155Pedro PiquetBRZVan Amersfoort Racing1:29.56810
1610Niko KariFINMotopark1:29.66512
177Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1:29.67012
1820Harrison NeweyGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:29.84312
1923Guanyu ZhouCHNMotopark1:30.16510
2019Weiron TanMYSCarlin1:30.41712