Logan Sargeant is becoming the qualifying king of FIA Formula 3 as he took a third consecutive pole position to claim a vital four points in his championship challenge,
The American took the lead in the standings at last weekend’s 70th Anniversary Grand Prix and now looks to pull away as he’ll start Saturday’s race from the very front.
He had a gap of 0.111s over Jake Hughes at the front which was a mammoth gap in a field where one second covered the top twenty-three cars.
Liam Lawson took third ahead of former championship leader Oscar Piastri who may be in the prime position for the start with a long run into turn one at the start.
With the Pirelli hard tyres only holding out for one lap at their best, it meant many drivers chose to run ‘in the gap’ to try and avoid traffic but those who did were bumped down by those who held out until the end of the session.
Alex Peroni had gone two tenths clear when he ran mid-way through the session but ended only ninth and four tenths off Sargeant’s time.
Sebastián Fernández has been somewhat underwhelming ever since he crashed at the first corner of the season but a fifth placed start is exactly what the Spaniard needed on home soil.
Carlin were much improved at Silverstone and showed so again with Clément Novalak qualifying sixth, ahead of race winners David Beckmann and Théo Pourchaire.
Lirim Zendeli completed the top ten but was still less than half a second off pole position.
Everyone had completed their laps when Alessio Deledda found the turn four tyre barrier for the second time in as many sessions as the Italian qualified last of the thirty-car grid.
|2||Jake Hughes||HWA Racelab||1:33:085|
|3||Liam Lawson||Hitech GP||1:33:117|
|6||Clément Novalak||Carlin Buzz Racing||1:33:239|
|11||Richard Verschoor||MP Motorsport||1:33:531|
|12||Leonardo Pulcini||Carlin Buzz Racing||1:33:588|
|16||Enzo Fittipaldi||HWA Racelab||1:33:762|
|17||Jack Doohan||HWA Racelab||1:33:782|
|18||Cameron Das||Carlin Buzz Racing||1:33:826|
|20||Lukas Dunner||MP Motorsport||1:33:892|
|22||Max Fewtrell||Hitech GP||1:33:934|
|23||Bent Viscaal||MP Motorsport||1:33:937|
|24||Dennis Hauger||Hitech GP||1:33:976|