Hockenheim F3: Rosenqvist heads Prema 1-2-3-4 in first qualifying

Newly-crowned European F3 champion Felix Rosenqvist claimed a comfortable sixth consecutive pole in first qualifying at Hockenheim, while his Prema Powerteam squad locked out the first two rows.

Rosenqvist, who clinched the title with a round to spare at the Nurburgring, stormed into the lead of the session with five minutes to go, becoming the first driver to dip below 1m32s this weekend.

He shaved off another 0.013s off his time at the chequered flag but it made little difference, as none of his rivals managed to get within three tenths of the Swede's benchmark, granting Rosenqvist his 17th pole of the season.

Prema newcomer Maximilian Gunther impressed as best of the rest, narrowly beating out teammate Lance Stroll for a spot on the front row alongside Rosenqvist.

Alexander Sims briefly seemed set to break the Italian team's lock-out in fourth, but he was demoted to fifth place by Jake Dennis and couldn't respond, despite going quickest through sector two.

Mikkel Jensen led the charge for Gunther's former team Mucke in sixth, ahead of Van Amersfoort Racing's rookie champion Charles Leclerc.

Markus Pommer, Antonio Giovinazzi and Alex Albon made up the top 10.

Pos. Driver Team Time Gap
1  Felix Rosenqvist Prema 1'31.771  
2  Maximilian Gunther Prema 1'32.119 0.348
3  Lance Stroll Prema 1'32.125 0.354
4  Jake Dennis Prema 1'32.158 0.387
5  Alexander Sims Hitech 1'32.172 0.401
6  Mikkel Jensen Mucke 1'32.325 0.554
7  Charles Leclerc Van Amersfoort 1'32.330 0.559
8  Markus Pommer Motopark 1'32.417 0.646
9  Antonio Giovinazzi Carlin 1'32.489 0.718
10  Alexander Albon Signature 1'32.560 0.789
11  George Russell Carlin 1'32.585 0.814
12  Sergio Sette Camara Motopark 1'32.691 0.920
13  Arjun Maini Van Amersfoort 1'32.720 0.949
14  Raoul Hyman West-Tec 1'32.721 0.950
15 Gustavo Menezes Carlin 1'32.803 1.032
16  Alessio Lorandi Van Amersfoort 1'32.825 1.054
17  Dorian Boccolacci Signature 1'32.957 1.186
18  Nabil Jeffri Motopark 1'33.015 1.244
19  Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec 1'33.143 1.372
20  Michele Beretta Mucke 1'33.156 1.385
21  Santino Ferrucci Mucke 1'33.173 1.402
22  Ryan Tveter Carlin 1'33.204 1.433
23  Tatiana Calderon Carlin 1'33.246 1.475
24  Julio Moreno T-Sport 1'33.318 1.547
25  Matt Rao Fortec 1'33.551 1.780
26  Zhi Cong Li Fortec 1'33.581 1.810
27  Matt Solomon Double R 1'33.684 1.913
28  Andy Chang Fortec 1'34.002 2.231
29  Tanart Sathienthirakul Motopark 1'34.044 2.273
30  Nicolas Pohler Double R 1'34.201 2.430
31  Harald Schlegelmilch ArtLine 1'34.478 2.707
32  Marvin Dienst ArtLine 1'34.513 2.742
33  Callum Ilott Carlin 1'37.911 6.140

 

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Series F3 Europe
Event Hockenheim II
Track Hockenheim
Drivers Felix Rosenqvist , Lance Stroll , Maximilian Gunther
Teams Prema Powerteam
Article type Qualifying report