Stroll and Günther share Nurburgring poles

Lance Stroll - Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship

Lance Stroll and Maximilian Günther will share the pole positions for races two and three at the Nurburgring as Prema Powerteam locked out the front row for both races.

The second qualifying session was equally as close as the first had been earlier in the day, with less than one second covering the whole seventeen-car field, but it was Stroll who set the pace with a time of 1:21.006 to take pole for race two.

Team-mate Günther was second fastest with a 1:21.111 to complete the front row, but the positions will be reversed for race two, with Günther’s second best time of 1:21.154 beating Stroll’s 1:21.212.

George Russell will start third for Hitech GP in race two ahead of Motopark’s Joel Eriksson, while Prema Powerteam’s Nick Cassidy was fifth.

Motopark’s Niko Kari, who in between rounds made his GP3 Series debut at Spa-Francorchamps, will start sixth ahead of Prema Powerteam’s Ralf Aron ahead of Van Amersfoort Racing duo Callum Ilott and Anthoine Hubert, while Guanyu Zhou of Motopark will complete the top ten.

Eriksson and Cassidy will share row two for Sunday’s final race of the weekend, with Kari and Ilott fifth and sixth ahead of Russell, who could not match his race two grid slot. Aron, Van Amersfoort Racing’s Harrison Newey and Hitech GP’s Ben Barnicoat will complete the top ten for race three.

Nurburgring Race 2 Qualifying Result

11Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1:21.006
217Maximilian GuntherGERPrema Powerteam1:21.111
312George RussellGBRHitech GP1:21.124
422Joel ErikssonSWEMotopark1:21.209
52Nick CassidyNZLPrema Powerteam1:21.256
610Niko KariFINMotopark1:21.270
716Ralf AronESTPrema Powerteam1:21.323
86Callum IlottGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:21.399
921Anthoine HubertFRAVan Amersfoort Racing1:21.481
1023Guanyu ZhouCHNMotopark1:21.556
118David BeckmannGERMucke Motorsport1:21.591
1220Harrison NeweyGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:21.594
135Pedro PiquetBRZVan Amersfoort Racing1:21.595
149Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1:21.631
1524Ben BarnicoatGBRHitech GP1:21.674
167Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1:21.680
1711Nikita MazepinRUSHitech GP1:21.763

Nurburgring Race 3 Qualifying Result

117Maximilian GuntherGERPrema Powerteam1:21.154
21Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1:21.212
322Joel ErikssonSWEMotopark1:21.249
42Nick CassidyNZLPrema Powerteam1:21.292
510Niko KariFINMotopark1:21.308
66Callum IlottGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:21.407
712George RussellGBRHitech GP1:21.498
816Ralf AronESTPrema Powerteam1:21.561
920Harrison NeweyGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:21.668
1024Ben BarnicoatGBRHitech GP1:21.718
1121Anthoine HubertFRAVan Amersfoort Racing1:21.729
1223Guanyu ZhouCHNMotopark1:21.769
138David BeckmannGERMucke Motorsport1:21.770
149Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1:21.902
155Pedro PiquetBRZVan Amersfoort Racing1:21.906
167Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1:21.939
1711Nikita MazepinRUSHitech GP1:21.991