Spielberg F3: Eriksson loses maiden pole over track limits

Joel Eriksson has been stripped of his maiden F3 pole in the first qualifying at Spielberg as his best time was deleted due to track limits.

Spielberg F3: Eriksson loses maiden pole over track limits

As such, Eriksson was shuffled down to sixth on the grid, while Prema Powerteam driver Maximilian Gunther inherited pole.

For the German, second in the standings, this makes his sixth pole of the season and he will share the front row with Callum Ilott of Van Amersfoort Racing.

Ben Barnicoat, Lance Stroll and Mikkel Jensen all gained a spot.

The rest of the top 10 of remained unchanged in the order of George Russell, Guan Yu Zhou, Pedro Piquet and Ralf Aron.

Alongside Eriksson, David Beckmann, Anthoine Hubert, Nikita Mazepin and debutant Weiron Tan all had their best times deleted as well.

Amended qualifying results

Pos. Driver Team Time Gap
1 Maximilian Gunther Prema Powerteam 1:23.908  
2 Callum Ilott Van Amersfoort Racing 1:23.969 0.061
3 Ben Barnicoat HitechGP 1:24.024 0.116
4 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam 1:24.058 0.150
5 Mikkel Jensen kfzteile24 Mucke Motorsport 1:24.091 0.183
6 Joel Eriksson Motopark 1:24.092 0.184
7 George Russell HitechGP 1:24.156 0.248
8 Guan Yu Zhou Motopark 1:24.241 0.333
9 Pedro Piquet Van Amersfoort Racing 1:24.328 0.420
10 Ralf Aron Prema Powerteam 1:24.406 0.498
11 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark 1:24.551 0.643
12 Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam 1:24.711 0.803
13 Harrison Newey Van Amersfoort Racing 1:24.715 0.807
14 David Beckmann kfzteile24 Mucke Motorsport 1:24.773 0.865
15 Niko Kari Motopark 1:24.791 0.883
16 Ryan Tveter Carlin 1:24.841 0.933
17 Anthoine Hubert Van Amersfoort Racing 1:24.995 1.087
18 Alessio Lorandi Carlin 1:25.256 1.348
19 Peter Li Zhi Cong Carlin 1:25.390 1.482
20 Arjun Maini ThreeBond with T-Sport 1:25.483 1.575
21 Nikita Mazepin HitechGP 1:25.496 1.588
22 Weiron Tan Carlin 1:26.631 2.723
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