Rosenqvist and Giovinazzi share remaining Spielberg poles

Felix Rosenqvist and Antonio Giovinazzi secured the remaining pole positions for this weekend’s European Formula 3 races at Spielberg.

Rosenqvist, who led an all-Prema top three in first qualifying, was the only driver to dip below the benchmark he established earlier in the day with a sensational last-minute effort of 1m24.395s.

That was enough to oust points leader Giovinazzi, who had controlled the leaderboard for much of the latter part of the session, by 0.234s – but the Italian’s second quickest time was 0.041s faster than Rosenqvist’s, preventing the Swede taking a clean sweep of poles.

Lance Stroll managed to secure another third place grid position in race two with a time 0.268s slower than Prema teammate Rosenqvist, the Canadian lining up fifth for race three.

Motopark teammates Sergio Sette Camara and Markus Pommer, who headed the times briefly early on after an early red flag period caused by Julio Moreno, were fourth and fifth fastest overall.

The pair but will share the second row in the same order for race three, both setting second quickest times faster than Stroll’s, with Charles Leclerc starting sixth for both races.

Completing the top 10 for race one were George Russell, Alex Albon, Mikkel Jensen and a subdued Jake Dennis, who lines up seventh for race three ahead of Albon, Russell and Callum Ilott.

Qualifying results (best times only):

Pos. Driver Team Time Gap
Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam 1'24.395  
Antonio Giovinazzi Carlin 1'24.629 0.234
Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam 1'24.663 0.268
Sergio Sette Camara Motopark 1'24.884 0.489
Markus Pommer Motopark 1'24.907 0.512
Charles Leclerc Van Amersfoort Racing 1'24.939 0.544
George Russell Carlin 1'24.956 0.561
Alexander Albon Signature 1'25.026 0.631
Mikkel Jensen Mucke Motorsport 1'25.032 0.637
10  Jake Dennis Prema Powerteam 1'25.072 0.677
11  Santino Ferrucci Mucke Motorsport 1'25.083 0.688
12  Raoul Hyman West-Tec 1'25.138 0.743
13  Brandon Maisano Prema Powerteam 1'25.158 0.763
14  Callum Ilott Carlin 1'25.179 0.784
15  Gustavo Menezes Carlin 1'25.217 0.822
16  Maximilian Gunther Mucke Motorsport 1'25.447 1.052
17  Sam MacLeod Motopark 1'25.469 1.074
18  Dorian Boccolacci Signature 1'25.569 1.174
19  Tatiana Calderon Carlin 1'25.588 1.193
20  Michele Beretta Mucke Motorsport 1'25.703 1.308
21  Alessio Lorandi Van Amersfoort Racing 1'25.794 1.399
22  Arjun Maini Van Amersfoort Racing 1'25.826 1.431
23  Nabil Jeffri Motopark 1'25.890 1.495
24  Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec 1'25.986 1.591
25  Andy Chang Fortec 1'25.988 1.593
26  Kang Ling Mucke Motorsport 1'26.087 1.692
27  Matt Solomon Double R Racing 1'26.181 1.786
28  Fabian Schiller West-Tec 1'26.432 2.037
29  Matt Rao Fortec 1'26.529 2.134
30  Matheus Leist Double R Racing 1'26.762 2.367
31  Zhi Cong Li Fortec 1'27.113 2.718
32  Mahaveer Raghunathan Motopark 1'27.360 2.965
33  Julio Moreno T-Sport 1'30.462 6.067

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Series F3 Europe
Event Spielberg
Track Red Bull Ring
Drivers Felix Rosenqvist , Antonio Giovinazzi , Lance Stroll
Article type Qualifying report