Rosenqvist and Giovinazzi share Zandvoort poles

Prema Powerteam's Felix Rosenqvist prevented Antonio Giovinazzi from pulling off a qualifying sweep at Zandvoort as he beat the Italian by just 0.009s.

Having left his best efforts late in the qualifying one earlier today, Rosenqvist was among the first to get a strong lap in this time by, vaulting to the top of the timesheets after five minutes.

The Swede opted to pit right after that and, as the session approached halfway point, he was demoted to second by Giovinazzi.

Rosenqvist rejoined the track in the second half of the shootout and quickly reclaimed the top spot, doing so to the tune of more than three tenths of a second.

By the chequered flag, Giovinazzi had lowered the gap to just nine thousandths of a second, but the Italian could not prevent Rosenqvist from securing pole.

It was, however, enough for him to ensure he'd be starting the final race of the weekend at the very front, having edged the Swede on second-best times.

Again, it was Motopark's Markus Pommer who finished as best of the rest, comfortably holding on to third place for race two and even beating Rosenqvist to a front row spot for race three.

Prema teammates Jake Dennis and Lance Stroll completed the top five both races two and three, with championship leader Charles Lerclec sixth overall in qualifying – but just tenth on second-best times.

For seventh on the race two grid, Alex Albon beat George Russell by just 0.003s, the duo closely followed by Sergio Sette Camara and top Mucke driver Maximilian Gunther.

But in race three, Sette Camara will move up to sixth, with Russell and Albon on row four and Ryan Tveter joining Leclerc on row five.

Qualifying race 2

PosDriverTimeGap
1 Felix Rosenqvist 1:29.713  
2 Antonio Giovinazzi  1:29.722 00.009
3 Markus Pommer  1:30.239 00.526
4 Jake Dennis 1:30.426 00.713
5 Lance Stroll 1:30.450 00.737
6 Charles Leclerc 1:30.503 00.790
7 Alexander Albon  1:30.663 00.950
8 George Russell 1:30.666 00.953
9 Sergio Sette Camara  1:30.679 00.966
10 Maximilian Günther 1:30.701 00.988
11 Santino Ferrucci 1:30.792 01.079
12 Callum Ilott 1:30.866 01.153
13 Ryan Tveter 1:30.942 01.229
14 Dorian Boccolacci 1:30.994 01.281
15 Julio Moreno 1:31.233 01.520
16 Gustavo Menezes 1:31.308 01.595
17 Raoul Hyman 1:31.311 01.598
18 Brandon Maisano 1:31.311 01.598
19 Tatiana Calderón  1:31.326 01.613
20 Matt Solomon  1:31.348 01.635
21 Michele Beretta 1:31.380 01.667
22 Arjun Maini 1:31.430 01.717
23 Mikkel Jensen 1:31.489 01.776
24 Nabil Jeffri  1:31.508 01.795
25 Sam Macleod 1:31.529 01.816
26 Pietro Fittipaldi  1:31.570 01.857
27 Kang Ling 1:31.698 01.985
28 Fabian Schiller 1:31.793 02.080
29 Nicolas Pohler 1:31.954 02.241
30 Alessio Lorandi  1:32.287 02.574
31 Wing Chung Chang  1:32.386 02.673
32 Matthew Rao 1:32.968 03.255
33 Mahaveer Raghunathan 1:33.029 03.316
34 Zhi Cong Li 1:33.335 03.622

Qualifying race 3 – top 10

Pos.DriverTimeGap
1 Antonio Giovinazzi  1:30.065  
2 Markus Pommer 1:30.262 0.197
3 Felix Rosenqvist 1:30.289 0.224
4 Jake Dennis 1:30.433 0.368
5 Lance Stroll  1:30.480 0.415
6 Sergio Sette Camara  1:30.763 0.698
7 George Russell  1:30.926 0.861
8 Alexander Albon  1:31.001 0.936
9 Ryan Tveter 1:31.044 0.979
10 Charles Leclerc 1:31.185 1.120

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Series F3 Europe
Event Zandvoort
Track Zandvoort
Drivers Felix Rosenqvist , Antonio Giovinazzi
Teams Prema Powerteam
Article type Qualifying report