F3 Masters: Felix Rosenqvist dominates qualifying at Zandvoort
|By Gary Watkins||Saturday, July 6th 2013, 14:25 GMT|
Felix Rosenqvist claimed pole position in his bid to win the Masters of Formula 3 at Zandvoort for a second time.
The Mucke Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes driver topped both qualifying sessions, his first session time of 1m30.839s giving him the pole.
That put the Swede nearly three tenths up on Harry Tincknell in the best of the Carlin Volkswagen-engined Dallaras.
Rosenqvist, who won the Masters in 2011, said: "The car was not so bad, much better than last year.
"We couldn't cope with the Kumho tyres last year, which was a big worry, but the team went away and did its homework."
Tincknell, who is racing at Zandvoort for the first time, explained that he was happy with second place.
"We knew that Felix would be the man to beat, so being alongside him gives me a good shot," he said. "But this is a one-off race, which means only winning counts."
The Italian Prema Powerteam blocked out the second row: Alex Lynn missed out on second by just two hundredths in his Dallara-Mercedes, while Raffaelle Marciello's stand-in Emil Bernstorff was a further tenth behind in fourth.
Lucas Auer and Sven Muller filled out the third row in their respective Prema and Ma-con Dallaras.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m30.839s 2. Harry Tincknell Carlin Dallara-VW 1m31.131s +0.292s 3. Alex Lynn Prema Dallara-Merc 1m31.154s +0.315s 4. Emil Bernstorff Prema Dallara-Merc 1m31.255s +0.416s 5. Lucas Auer Prema Dallara-Merc 1m31.256s +0.417s 6. Sven Muller Ma-con Dallara-VW 1m31.363s +0.524s 7. Tom Blomqvist Eurointernational Dallara-Merc 1m31.399s +0.560s 8. Nicholas Latifi Carlin Dallara-VW 1m31.404s +0.565s 9. Jordan King Carlin Dallara-VW 1m31.414s +0.575s 10. Jann Mardenborough Carlin Dallara-VW 1m31.572s +0.733s 11. Eddie Cheever Prema Dallara-Merc 1m31.716s +0.877s 12. Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m31.782s +0.943s 13. Michael Lewis Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m31.916s +1.077s 14. Pipo Derani Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m31.964s +1.125s 15. Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Dallara-Merc 1m31.984s +1.145s 16. Will Buller Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m32.001s +1.162s 17. Josh Hill Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m32.029s +1.190s 18. Spike Goddard T-Sport Dallara-Nissan 1m32.279s +1.440s 19. Yuhi Sekiguchi Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m32.391s +1.552s 20. Andre Rudersdorf Ma-con Dallara-VW 1m32.548s +1.709s 21. Sean Gelael Double R Dallara-Merc 1m32.676s +1.837s 22. Roy Nissany Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m32.964s +2.125s 23. Sandro Zeller Zeller Dallara-Merc 1m33.052s +2.213s 24. Tatiana Calderon Double R Dallara-Merc 1m33.153s +2.314s