Rosenqvist completes pole sweep at Hockenheim

Felix Rosenqvist secured the remaining two poles of this weekend’s European Formula 3 meeting at Hockenheim after dominating a wet second qualifying session.

The veteran Swede was the man to beat for just about the entire session, beating Maximilian Gunther’s early benchmark by a whole second with a 1m52.319s.

Alessio Lorandi briefly took the top spot with a time over four seconds quicker than Rosenqvist, but the karting graduate's time was deleted before the Prema driver began carving chunks out of his own time as conditions improved.

With a best time of 1m49.630s, Rosenqvist went almost a second clear of closest rival Charles Leclerc before the red flags were shown in response to George Russell colliding with Matt Solomon with five minutes of the session to go.

Rosenqvist subsequently failed to improve when the action resumed, but his earlier effort was good enough to take pole for race two with Leclerc falling 0.239s short at his final attempt.

Second row starters Gunther and Callum Ilott were the only other drivers to get within a second of Rosenqvist, while Antonio Giovinazzi slipped to fifth late on ahead of Lance Stroll, Jake Dennis and Alex Albon.

In the third race, the grid for which is determined by second-fastest times, the top three will line up in the same order ahead of Stroll, Giovinazzi, Mikkel Jensen and Santino Ferucci.

Race two grid:

Pos Driver Time/Gap
Felix Rosenqvist 1m49.630
Charles Leclerc 0.239
Maximilian Gunther 0.793
Callum Ilott 0.880
Antonio Giovinazzi 1.143
Lance Stroll 1.217
Jake Dennis 1.514
Alexander Albon 1.541
Markus Pommer 1.732
10  Santino Ferrucci 1.778
11  Gustavo Menezes 1.805
12  Mikkel Jensen 1.965
13  Arjun Maini 2.447
14  Ryan Tveter 2.462
15  Fabian Schiller 2.610
16  Brandon Maisano 2.694
17  Alessio Lorandi 2.879
18  George Russell 2.910
19  Raoul Hyman 3.075
20  Tatiana Calderon 3.159
21  Sam MacLeod 3.225
22  Martin Cao 3.679
23  Dorian Boccolacci 3.920
24  Michele Beretta 3.971
25  Sergio Sette Camara 3.990
26  Pietro Fittipaldi 4.248
27  Nicolas Beer 4.958
28  Matt Rao 5.080
29  Nabil Jeffri 5.314
30  Matthew Solomon 5.492
31  Kang Ling 5.497
32  Nicolas Pohler 5.605
33  Zhi Cong Li 5.806
34  Julio Moreno 5.831
35  Mahaveer Raghunathan 6.442

Race three grid:

Pos Driver Time/Gap
Felix Rosenqvist 1m50.396
Charles Leclerc 0.198
Maximilian Gunther 0.545
Lance Stroll 1.178
Callum Ilott 1.241
Antonio Giovinazzi 1.316
Mikkel Jensen 1.499
Santino Ferrucci 1.540
Markus Pommer 1.784
10  Gustavo Menezes 1.793
11  Jake Dennis 1.805
12  Fabian Schiller 1.933
13  Alexander Albon 1.983
14  Ryan Tveter 2.291
15  Alessio Lorandi 2.568
16  Raoul Hyman 2.713
17  Sam MacLeod 2.752
18  Arjun Maini 3.271
19  Brandon Maisano 3.409
20  Michele Beretta 3.481
21  Tatiana Calderon 3.691
22  Martin Cao 3.995
23  Matt Rao 4.631
24  Nicolas Beer 4.666
25  George Russell 4.704
26  Dorian Boccolacci 4.782
27  Pietro Fittipaldi 4.813
28  Zhi Cong Li 5.139
29  Kang Ling 5.372
30  Julio Moreno 5.706
31  Nicolas Pohler 5.766
32  Sergio Sette Camara 5.839
33  Nabil Jeffri 5.896
34  Matthew Solomon 5.986
35  Mahaveer Raghunathan 7.178

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Series F3 Europe
Event Hockenheim
Track Hockenheim
Drivers Felix Rosenqvist , Charles Leclerc , Maximilian Gunther
Article type Qualifying report