Jehan Daruvala secured his maiden FIA European Formula 3 Championship pole position as he headed a Carlin Motorsport 1-2-3 in qualifying for race one at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza on Friday.
It was nearly a perfect qualifying session for Carlin, with only Callum Ilott denying the team a lock out of the top four places, with Daruvala leading team-mates Lando Norris and Jake Dennis at the front, while Ferdinand Habsburg was fifth.
Force India protégé Daruvala set a best time of 1:44.105 to take the pole, 0.030 seconds clear of Norris, while Dennis was 0.097 seconds down in third as Carlin showed a strong hand during qualifying.
Ilott set a time of 1:44.370 to place fourth for Prema Powerteam, just ahead of Habsburg, while championship leader Joel Eriksson qualified sixth for Motopark, with the Swedish driver having his first taste of Monza this weekend.
Prema Powerteam duo Guan Yu Zhou and Mick Schumacher will start seventh and ninth respectively, either side of the leading Hitech Grand Prix entry of Jake Hughes, while Joey Mawson completed the top ten for Van Amersfoort Racing ahead of Nikita Mazepin and Marino Sato.
The session was halted briefly when Harrison Newey spun his Van Amersfoort Racing machine, leaving the Briton down at the back of the field, while the intervention compromised the runs of some drivers, with Maximilian Günther particularly out of position in fourteenth.
Autodromo Nazionale Monza Race 1 Qualifying Result
|4||53||Callum Ilott||GBR||Prema Powerteam||1:44.370|
|7||8||Guan Yu Zhou||CHN||Prema Powerteam||1:44.694|
|8||34||Jake Hughes||GBR||Hitech Grand Prix||1:44.922|
|9||25||Mick Schumacher||GER||Prema Powerteam||1:44.925|
|10||96||Joey Mawson||AUS||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:44.996|
|11||99||Nikita Mazepin||RUS||Hitech Grand Prix||1:45.006|
|13||5||Pedro Piquet||BRZ||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:45.168|
|14||3||Maximilian Gunther||GER||Prema Powerteam||1:45.304|
|15||47||Keyvan Andres Soori||GER||Motopark||1:45.456|
|16||11||Tadasuke Makino||JAP||Hitech Grand Prix||1:45.570|
|17||7||Ralf Aron||EST||Hitech Grand Prix||1:45.797|
|18||55||David Beckmann||GER||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:45.894|
|19||17||Harrison Newey||GBR||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:57.543|