Spielberg FR3.5: Marco Sorensen claims another pole for Lotus
|By Glenn Freeman||Sunday, July 21st 2013, 07:56 GMT|
Lotus driver Marco Sorensen took his second Formula Renault 3.5 pole position of the weekend at Spielberg on Sunday.
The Dane, who won race one comfortably on Saturday, snatched the top spot from Tech 1's Nigel Melker at the end of the session.
Melker would have been on pole by a fraction had he not had his best lap taken away for speeding in the pitlane. He held on to the outside front row spot.
The front of the grid continues to follow Saturday's race result at the start of the second row, as Kevin Magnussen will line up third for DAMS just behind his two fellow podium finishers from race one.
The championship leader will be joined on row two by his main title rival Stoffel Vandoorne, while Will Stevens - who is on the verge of overtaking Antonio Felix da Costa for third in the points, completes the top five.
Da Costa salvaged eighth as his difficult weekend on Red Bull's home circuit continued.
The Portuguese racer came to a halt before the end of the pitlane when the session started, and then spent the rest of the session trying to get near the pace of the frontrunners before having to settle for a berth on the fourth row with a late effort.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Marco Sorensen Lotus 1m16.233s 2. Nigel Melker Tech 1 1m16.332s +0.099s 3. Kevin Magnussen DAMS 1m16.354s +0.121s 4. Stoffel Vandoorne Fortec 1m16.458s +0.225s 5. Will Stevens P1/Strakka 1m16.615s +0.382s 6. Norman Nato DAMS 1m16.636s +0.403s 7. Arthur Pic AV 1m16.725s +0.492s 8. Antonio Felix da Costa Arden Caterham 1m16.776s +0.543s 9. Will Buller Zeta 1m16.819s +0.586s 10. Sergey Sirotkin ISR 1m16.832s +0.599s 11. Carlos Huertas Carlin 1m16.854s +0.621s 12. Marlon Stockinger Lotus 1m16.917s +0.684s 13. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin 1m16.979s +0.746s 14. Andre Negrao Draco 1m17.031s +0.798s 15. Nico Muller Draco 1m17.060s +0.827s 16. Yann Cunha AV 1m17.068s +0.835s 17. Christopher Zanella ISR 1m17.086s +0.853s 18. Nikolay Martsenko Pons 1m17.094s +0.861s 19. Mikhail Aleshin Tech 1 1m17.105s +0.872s 20. Oliver Webb Fortec 1m17.243s +1.010s 21. Lucas Foresti Comtec 1m17.253s +1.020s 22. Daniil Move Comtec 1m17.264s +1.031s 23. Zoel Amberg Pons 1m17.301s +1.068s 24. Pietro Fantin Arden Caterham 1m17.403s +1.170s 25. Matias Laine P1/Strakka 1m17.649s +1.416s 26. Riccardo Agostini Zeta 1m18.373s +2.140s