McLaren Junior Norris takes double pole for final races at Pau

Lando Norris will start races two and three at Pau from pole position - Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship

Lando Norris secured an impressive double pole position for the final two races of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship weekend at Pau on Saturday.

The Carlin driver set the best time of the session of 1:09.085s to take top spot for race two, while his second fastest lap of 1:09.308s was enough for him to take pole for the final race of the weekend, the standout Pau Grand Prix.

Once again, qualifying was decided into two groups, and it was Norris who set the pace in the first group before he was forced to wait to see if anyone could overhaul him from the second group.

But no one came, with Maximilian Günther getting closest, with the Prema Powerteam driver starting from second on the grid for both races as a result.

The second row for both races will also be the same, with Callum Ilott, eager to put his retirement from race one behind him, starting third for Prema Powerteam, alongside championship leader and race one winner Joel Eriksson of Motopark.

Ralf Aron will start fifth for race two for Hitech Grand Prix, and he will be joined on the third row by team-mate Nikita Mazepin, while Harrison Newey of Van Amersfoort Racing and Jake Hughes of Hitech Grand Prix will share row four.

Carlin drivers completed the top ten, with Ferdinand Habsburg ahead of Jake Dennis, while there team-mate Jehan Daruvala will start eleventh but later crashed out of qualifying, causing a brief full course yellow.

For race three, Newey will start fifth ahead of team-mate Joey Mawson, who, like Ilott, will be looking to put the disappointment of crashing out of race one whilst in a podium position behind him, while Aron and Mazepin will share row four ahead of Habsburg and Hughes.

Pau Race 2 Qualifying Result

131Lando NorrisGBRCarlin1:09.085s
23Maximilian GuntherGERPrema Powerteam1:09.435s
353Callum IlottGBRPrema Powerteam1:09.609s
41Joel ErikssonSWEMotopark1:09.550s
57Ralf AronESTHitech Grand Prix1:09.693s
699Nikita MazepinRUSHitech Grand Prix1:09.610s
717Harrison NeweyGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:09.752s
834Jake HughesGBRHitech Grand Prix1:09.689s
962Ferdinand HabsburgAUTCarlin1:09.801s
1021Jake DennisGBRCarlin1:09.703s
1127Jehan DaruvalaINDCarlin1:09.828s
1296Joey MawsonAUSVan Amersfoort Racing1:09.746s
1311Tadasuke MakinoJAPHitech Grand Prix1:09.894s
1425Mick SchumacherGERPrema Powerteam1:09.930s
155Pedro PiquetBRZVan Amersfoort Racing1:09.910s
168Guan Yu ZhouCHNPrema Powerteam1:09.935s
1755David BeckmannGERVan Amersfoort Racing1:10.055s
1847Keyvan Andres SooriGERMotopark1:10.444s
1933Marino SatoJAPMotopark1:10.456s

Pau Race 3 Qualifying Result

131Lando NorrisGBRCarlin1:09.308s
23Maximilian GuntherGERPrema Powerteam1:09.450s
353Callum IlottGBRPrema Powerteam1:09.728s
41Joel ErikssonSWEMotopark1:09.723s
517Harrison NeweyGBRVan Amersfoort Racing1:09.767s
696Joey MawsonAUSVan Amersfoort Racing1:09.750s
77Ralf AronESTHitech Grand Prix1:09.834s
899Nikita MazepinRUSHitech Grand Prix1:09.785s
962Ferdinand HabsburgAUTCarlin1:09.896s
1034Jake HughesGBRHitech Grand Prix1:09.790s
1111Tadasuke MakinoJAPHitech Grand Prix1:09.954s
1221Jake DennisGBRCarlin1:09.836s
135Pedro PiquetBRZVan Amersfoort Racing1:09.974s
148Guan Yu ZhouCHNPrema Powerteam1:09.970s
1555David BeckmannGERVan Amersfoort Racing1:10.122s
1625Mick SchumacherGERPrema Powerteam1:09.974s
1727Jehan DaruvalaINDCarlin1:10.217s
1833Marino SatoJAPMotopark1:10.573s
1947Keyvan Andres SooriGERMotopark1:10.730s