Spielberg F3: Stroll storms to double pole

Prema Powerteam driver Lance Stroll took control of the second European F3 qualifying at Spielberg, picking up poles for Race 2 and Race 3.

Spielberg F3: Stroll storms to double pole

The Canadian's final flyer ensured that he'd end the session as quickest, going just 0.002s clear of HitechGP rival George Russell.

However, the best time clocked in the session did not belong to Stroll, but to teammate and Race 1 poleman Maximilian Gunther.

But just like Gunther profited from a track limits penalty for Joel Eriksson in the first session, he himself fell foul of the rule and his lap of 1m23.040s was not counted, leaving Stroll's 1m23.178s as the benchmark.

Van Amersfoort Racing driver Callum Ilott was third, followed by two impressive rookies Niko Kari and David Beckmann.

Kari's fellow Red Bull junior Sergio Sette Camara will line up right behind him in sixth, with Prema duo Gunther and Aron making up row four.

On second-best times, Stroll will be joined by Ilott on the front row.

Beckmann, contesting his second weekend in the series, was set to line up third, but was demoted to fifth behind Kari and Aron, with Russell, Gunther and Eriksson making up the top eight.

Full times

Pos.DriverTeamTimeGap
1  Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam 1:23.178  
2  George Russell Hitech GP 1:23.180 00.002
3  Callum Ilott Van Amersfoort Racing 1:23.274 00.096
4  Niko Kari Motopark 1:23.300 00.122
5  David Beckmann Mucke Motorsport 1:23.305 00.127
6  Sergio Sette Camara Motopark 1:23.327 00.149
7  Maximilian Gunther Prema Powerteam 1:23.339 00.161
8  Ralf Aron Prema Powerteam 1:23.359 00.181
9  Mikkel Jensen Mucke Motorsport 1:23.373 00.195
10  Joel Eriksson Motopark 1:23.439 00.261
11  Ben Barnicoat Hitech GP 1:23.651 00.473
12  Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam 1:23.651 00.473
13  Harrison Newey Van Amersfoort Racing 1:23.691 00.513
14  Pedro Piquet Van Amersfoort Racing 1:23.740 00.562
15  Ryan Tveter Carlin 1:23.932 00.754
16  Alessio Lorandi Carlin 1:24.015 00.837
17  Anthoine Hubert Van Amersfoort Racing 1:24.035 00.857
18  Nikita Mazepin Hitech GP 1:24.056 00.878
19  Zhi Cong Li Carlin 1:24.209 01.031
20  Guan Yu Zhou Motopark 1:24.251 01.073
21  Arjun Maini ThreeBond with T-Sport 1:24.457 01.279
22  Weiron Tan Carlin 1:25.012 01.834
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