Formula 3

Hauger snatches last second pole in traffic-filled F3 qualifying

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Credit: PREMA Racing

A typical FIA Formula 3 qualifying which saw many drivers’ fast laps thwarted by traffic ended with Dennis Hauger taking his second pole position of the season and taking more points in the championship battle.

Caio Collet had set the pole time even later than Hauger but his lap time was deleted meaning Hauger was promoted back up to first in the PREMA.

Alongside the Norwegian in the front row for Sunday’s race will be Paul Ricard pole sitter Frederik Vesti who won at this track a year ago in his rookie season. The ART man will be hoping to make his good grid spot count after dropping back in France last time out.

Aleksandr Smolyar has been the king of race one so far this year, taking victories in both Barcelona and Paul Ricard but that will be tougher this time around after the Russian put his ART third on the grid, with Collet having to settle for fourth after his lap time deletion.

Jak Crawford backed up his fine practice form with fifth on the grid ahead of Trident’s Clément Novalak who bounced back from a poor practice for sixth on the grid

Jack Doohan would have wanted more than seventh having looked very quick earlier in the day, before his lap time was deleted, but he does at least give himself a good chance for all three races alongside Olli Caldwell in the PREMA.

Caldwell’s teammate Arthur Leclerc bagged his first points of the year by winning race two in France and finally got a decent qualifying together in ninth ahead of second in the championship Victor Martins. Hauger’s pole puts a ten point gap between the two before any races have been ran this weekend.

The first race of the weekend though will see Logan Sargeant start from the front after he qualified twelfth while Matteo Nannini joins him on the front row in the HWA Racelab machine.

Pos.NameTeamLap Time
1Dennis HaugerPREMA1:19:726
2Frederik VestiART1:19:754
3Aleksandr SmolyarART1:19:801
4Caio ColletMP Motorsport1:19:809
5Jak CrawfordHitech GP1:19:817
6Clément NovalakTrident1:19:829
7Jack DoohanTrident1:19:887
8Olli CaldwellPREMA1:19:900
9Arthur LeclercPREMA1:19:975
10Victor MartinsMP Motorsport1:20:003
11Matteo NanniniHWA Racelab1:20:070
12Logan SargeantCharouz1:20:101
13Calan WilliamsJenzer1:20:112
14David SchumacherTrident1:20:148
15Enzo FittipaldiCharouz1:20:188
16Kaylen FrederickCarlin1:20:235
17Oliver RasmussenHWA Racelab1:20:326
18Jonny EdgarCarlin1:20:444
19Ayumu IwasaHitech GP1:20:463
20Lorenzo ColomboCampos1:20:634
21Tijmen van de HelmMP Motorsport1:20:672
22Roman StanekHitech GP1:20:676
23Amaury CordeelCampos1:20:680
24Juan Manuel CorreaART1:20:690
25Reshad De GerusCharouz1:20:762
26Rafael VillagomezHWA Racelab1:20:943
27Johnathan HoggardJenzer1:21:078
28László TóthCampos1:21:292
29Filip UgranJenzer1:21:451
30Ido CohenCarlin1:21:536

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