European Formula 3

Schumacher Leads Prema 1-2-3-4 in Opening Misano Qualifying

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Mick Schumacher - Prema Theodore Racing - Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
Credit: FIA Formula 3 European Championship

Mick Schumacher secured a second pole position of the FIA European Formula 3 Championship season as he took top spot in the opening Qualifying session at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli on Friday evening.

It was the second time in three rounds that Schumacher was able to take a pole, having done so previously at Spa-Francorchamps, and he will be aiming to add to his two race victories that he has taken in 2018, one each in Belgium and last weekend at Silverstone.

The German led a Prema Theodore Racing 1-2-3-4 at the Italian circuit, with Schumacher setting a time of 1:27.934 to beat team-mate Marcus Armstrong by 0.019 seconds, with their team-mates Guanyu Zhou and Robert Shwartzman third and fourth respectively.

Just 0.081 seconds separated the top four, but the fifth Prema driver, Ralf Aron, could not match the quartet at the front, the Estonian down in ninth, although only 0.290 seconds behind the pole time.

The Red Bull-backed Championship leader Daniel Ticktum was fifth fastest for Motopark, 0.086 seconds back on Schumacher’s time, with Carlin’s Jehan Daruvala sixth, while Jüri Vips and Jonathan Aberdein complete an all-Motopark fourth row ahead of Aron and Carlin’s Sacha Fenestraz.

The Hitech Grand Prix trio of Enaam Ahmed, Alex Palou and Ben Hingeley were all within 0.031 seconds of one-another in eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth ahead of Motopark duo Marino Sato and Sebastian Fernandez, while a week on from his maiden pole position, Fabio Scherer could only qualify seventeenth for Motopark, just behind Carlin’s Ferdinand Habsburg.

Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli Race 1 Qualifying Result

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