Formula 3

Vesti takes first pole as red flags litter qualifying

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Credit: PREMA Racing

Dane Frederik Vesti kept his cool in searing Austrian heat to take a last ditch pole position as red flags halted FIA Formula 3’s qualifying session at the Styrian Grand Prix.

The PREMA driver had gone quickest just before the session’s second red flag (caused by Igor Fraga’s Charouz grinding to a halt) but had that time removed for track limits. But he remained calm and was able to go fastest with his final lap.

His teammates also showed impressive pace as reigning champions with Logan Sargeant and Oscar Piastri locking out row two behind David Beckmann who also improved late on.

As did the lead ART of Théo Pourchaire in fifth, his Spanish teammate and pole-sitter from last week’s race Sebastián Fernández was top after the first runs but then beached his car in the turn seven gravel trap.

Continuing their good form from round one, Lirim Zendeli and Alex Peroni came sixth and seventh as everyone rushed to improve upon the final resumption ahead of Brit Olli Caldwell who had his best qualifying in F3.

Fernández’s early time was good enough to qualify ninth, although largely thanks to Fraga’s breakdown with the Spaniard edging Liam Lawson.

Pos.NameTeamLap Time
1Frederik VestiPREMA1:20:378
2David BeckmannTrident1:20:501
3Logan SargeantPREMA1:20:570
4Oscar PiastriPREMA1:20:590
5Théo PourchaireART1:20:654
6Lirim ZendeliTrident1:20:709
7Alex PeroniCampos1:20:734
8Olli CaldwellTrident1:20:767
9Sebastián FernándezART1:20:816
10Liam LawsonHitech GP1:20:853
11Richard VerschoorMP Motorsport1:20:871
12Aleksandr SmolyarART1:20:935
13Max FewtrellHitech GP1:20:960
14Matteo NanniniJenzer1:21:026
15Lukas DunnerMP Motorsport1:21:115
16Jake HughesHWA Racelab1:21:122
17Bent ViscaalMP Motorsport1:21:156
18Roman StanekCharouz1:21:169
19Dennis HaugerHitech GP1:21:224
20Sophia FloerschCampos1:21:228
21Enzo FittipaldiHWA Racelab1:21:269
22David SchumacherCharouz1:21:292
23Jack DoohanHWA Racelab1:21:344
24Igor FragaCharouz1:21:415
25Clément NovalakCarlin Buzz Racing1:21:436
26Calan WilliamsJenzer1:21:527
27Enaam AhmedCarlin Buzz Racing1:21:544
28Cameron DasCarlin Buzz Racing1:21:547
29Federico MalvestitiJenzer1:21:606
30Alessio DeleddaCampos1:22:226

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