Oschersleben: Volkswagen qualifying report

Vernay continues scoring points -- Maki on pole on Sunday Wolfsburg (01 August 2009) Volkswagen driver Jean Karl Vernay (Team Signature) finished the ninth race of the Formula 3 Euro Series season at Oschersleben in sixth place. Thanks to his...

Vernay continues scoring points -- Maki on pole on Sunday

Wolfsburg (01 August 2009) Volkswagen driver Jean Karl Vernay (Team Signature) finished the ninth race of the Formula 3 Euro Series season at Oschersleben in sixth place. Thanks to his consistent performances -- the Frenchman scored points for as much as the eighth time -- he defended third place in the overall standings. His team-mate Mika Maki whose Dallara F308 is powered by a four-cylinder engine delivering about 210 hp from the Volkswagen Group as well, took eighth place. This meant that the Finn secured the pole position for the race on Sunday since the first four rows of the grid are formed by the reverse starting order of the results of Saturday's race. Formula 3 rookie Tiago Geronimi (Brazil/Team Signature) saw the chequered flag in 14th place. The two drivers of the Volkswagen partner team Carlin Motorsport, Jake Rosenzweig (USA) and Brendon Hartley (New Zealand), occupied places 16 and 22. Nick Tandy (Great Britain) and Johan Jokinen (Denmark) finished the 22-lap race in positions 19 and 20.

ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup
Double pole position for Sandritter - "ProTalent" Ubben on second

Wolfsburg (01 August 2009) Two pole positions back to back: Maximilian Sandritter secured the top grid positions for both ADAC Volkswagen Polo Cup races at Oschersleben. In the first 20-minute qualifying the driver from Raubling relegated leader of the standings Maciek Steinhof from Poland and the Swede Marcus Fluch to second and third place. In the second part Sandritter beat his own fastest time by about two tenths of a second and was thus again unbeatable. "All I can say is that my Polo was running perfectly and I had a clear track. It can't get any better than that. I hope things will continue this way in the race," enthused Maximilian Sandritter, who was able to celebrate his debut on the pole position not just once but twice. Jann-Hendrik Ubben caused a huge surprise: The winner of the "ProTalent" competition sponsored by Volkswagen Coaching and Volkswagen Motorsport finished the second session as the runner-up, clinching his best grid position so far, followed by Ashwin Sundar from India. "Oschersleben suits me and today everything fit," said the highly pleased Volkswagen apprentice Ubben. Shortly before the end of the first qualifying session Vivien Volk from Speyer slid into the track barrier in her Cup Polo and remained unharmed in the incident. To rescue the vehicle, the race directors stopped the session early. The Swedes Marcus Fluch and Simon Reinberth will be moved back by five positions on the starting grid for the first race because they had caused avoidable accidents at the race in Nuremberg.

-credit: vw

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Series F3 Europe
Drivers Brendon Hartley , Mika Maki , Tiago Geronimi , Jake Rosenzweig , Nick Tandy , Jean-Karl Vernay , Johan Jokinen
Teams Carlin , Volkswagen Motorsport