Stroll and Eriksson share out final poles of 2016

Lance Stroll - Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship

Lance Stroll set the pace in the second qualifying session at the Hockenheimring, but Joel Eriksson will start the final race of the season from pole position.

Stroll’s best time of 1:31.733 was enough to see the Canadian take pole position for race two, but with traffic playing a big part in the session, the Prema Powerteam driver’s second fastest time was only good enough for him to take fifth place for race three, although he will move up to fourth when Lando Norris moves to take his pit lane start.

Norris, as well as Carlin team-mate Daniel Ticktum, will start all three races of the weekend in Germany from the pit lane after running a number of FIA F3 test days, meaning neither will be eligible for points this weekend either.

Eriksson’s second best time of 1:32.057 was ultimately enough for the Motopark driver to secure pole position for the season finale.

Joining Stroll on the front row for race two will be Carlin’s Jake Hughes, who just beat Eriksson to second by 0.056 seconds, while fourth on the grid will be Sergio Sette Câmara, also of Motopark.

Callum Ilott was fifth for Van Amersfoort Racing ahead of Prema’s Nick Cassidy, while George Russell placed seventh but will take a ten-place grid penalty following an engine change earlier in the day.

David Beckmann will therefore inherit that seventh place on the grid after finishing ahead of Carlin’s Norris, but with the Briton starting from the pit lane, Ralf Aron moves up to eighth for Prema ahead of Anthoine Hubert.

Niko Kari would have inherited tenth but is another driver with a engine change penalty hanging over his head, meaning Maximilian Günther inherits the final place in the top ten despite setting the thirteenth fastest time.

For race three, Hughes once again lines-up on the front row alongside Eriksson, with Ilott moving up to third ahead of Stroll and Sette Câmara, once Norris takes his penalty. Russell again finished inside the top ten but will take his final ten-place penalty, promoting Cassidy to seventh ahead of Hubert, Alexander Sims and Beckmann, while Nikita Mazepin will start inside the top ten despite finishing behind Kari and Ticktum.

Hockenheimring Race 2 Qualifying Result

11Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1:31.733
218Jake HughesGBRCarlin1:31.912
322Joel ErikssonSWEMotopark1:31.968
49Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1:32.041
56Callum IlottGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:32.050
62Nick CassidyNZLPrema Powerteam1:32.090
712George RussellGBRHitech GP1:32.092
88David BeckmannGERMucke Motorsport1:32.132
94Lando NorrisGBRCarlin1:32.144
1016Ralf AronESTPrema Powerteam1:32.152
1121Anthoine HubertFRAVan Amersfoort Racing1:32.181
1210Niko KariFINMotopark1:32.258
1317Maximilian GuntherGERPrema Powerteam1:32.346
1425Alexander SimsGBRHitech GP1:32.393
153Daniel TicktumGBRCarlin1:32.411
1611Nikita MazepinRUSHitech GP1:32.491
1723Guanyu ZhouCHNMotopark1:32.577
1824Ben BarnicoatGBRHitech GP1:32.608
1920Harrison NeweyGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:32.730
207Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1:32.799
215Pedro PiquetBRZVan Amersfoort Racing1:32.822
2214Wing Chung ChangMACThreeBond with T-Sport1:34.295

Hockenheimring Race 3 Qualifying Result

122Joel ErikssonSWEMotopark1:32.057
218Jake HughesGBRCarlin1:32.071
36Callum IlottGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:32.081
44Lando NorrisGBRCarlin1:32.149
51Lance StrollCANPrema Powerteam1:32.180
69Sergio Sette CamaraBRZMotopark1:32.181
712George RussellGBRHitech GP1:32.197
82Nick CassidyNZLPrema Powerteam1:32.251
921Anthoine HubertFRAVan Amersfoort Racing1:32.278
1025Alexander SimsGBRHitech GP1:32.418
118David BeckmannGERMucke Motorsport1:32.443
1210Niko KariFINMotopark1:32.462
133Daniel TicktumGBRCarlin1:32.467
1411Nikita MazepinRUSHitech GP1:32.493
1516Ralf AronESTPrema Powerteam1:32.644
1624Ben BarnicoatGBRHitech GP1:32.646
1723Guanyu ZhouCHNMotopark1:32.666
1820Harrison NeweyGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:32.772
195Pedro PiquetBRZVan Amersfoort Racing1:32.855
2017Maximilian GuntherGERPrema Powerteam1:32.875
217Mikkel JensenDENMucke Motorsport1:32.896
2214Wing Chung ChangMACThreeBond with T-Sport1:34.502