Zandvoort European F3: Daniil Kvyat tops free practice
|By Marcus Simmons||Friday, September 27th 2013, 13:09 GMT|
Red Bull junior Daniil Kvyat continued his form as the free practice specialist in the Formula 3 European Championship by topping 80 minutes of running at Zandvoort.
The Russian shot his Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen to the head of the times during the final 15 minutes to beat his team-mate, newly crowned British F3 champion Jordan King, by 0.211 seconds.
Title contender and Zandvoort expert Felix Rosenqvist, twice a winner of the Masters of F3 at the Dutch circuit, topped the first 40-minute period and was third best in the second, quicker session in his Mucke Motorsport Dallara-Mercedes.
Next up were Harry Tincknell, making it three Carlin drivers in the top four, and EuroInternational's Red Bull protege Tom Blomqvist.
Lucas Auer topped the Prema Powerteam challenge by edging team-mate Alex Lynn for sixth, although championship leader Raffaele Marciello - who missed this year's Masters - was down in 11th.
Completing the top 10 were Felix Serralles (Fortec), Antonio Giovinazzi (Double R) and local hero Dennis van de Laar (Van Amersfoort).
As usual, drivers were running different tyre strategies. Both T-Sport/ThreeBond runner Alexander Sims and Van Amersfoort newcomer Sven Muller set times in the first session that would have put them comfortably in the top 10 in the second.
The first period was stopped briefly for an incident to Jann Mardenborough, who rejoined the track after the stoppage, while the second was halted with a couple of minutes remaining.
Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap Laps 1. Daniil Kvyat Carlin Dallara-VW 1m31.006s 17 2. Jordan King Carlin Dallara-VW 1m31.217s +0.211s 16 3. Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m31.395s +0.389s 16 4. Harry Tincknell Carlin Dallara-VW 1m31.473s +0.467s 19 5. Tom Blomqvist EuroInternational Dallara-Merc 1m31.589s +0.583s 14 6. Lucas Auer Prema Dallara-Merc 1m31.602s +0.596s 10 7. Alex Lynn Prema Dallara-Merc 1m31.684s +0.678s 14 8. Felix Serralles Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m31.800s +0.794s 19 9. Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Dallara-Merc 1m31.821s +0.815s 15 10. Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m31.845s +0.839s 22 11. Raffaele Marciello Prema Dallara-Merc 1m31.846s +0.840s 14 12. Jann Mardenborough Carlin Dallara-VW 1m31.868s +0.862s 18 13. Pipo Derani Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m31.897s +0.891s 16 14. Sven Muller Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m31.920s +0.914s 15 15. Nicholas Latifi Carlin Dallara-VW 1m31.930s +0.924s 18 16. Alexander Sims T-Sport Dallara-Nissan 1m31.950s +0.944s 16 17. Michael Lewis Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m32.157s +1.151s 15 18. Eddie Cheever Prema Dallara-Merc 1m32.236s +1.230s 16 19. Andre Rudersdorf Ma-Con Dallara-VW 1m32.422s +1.416s 18 20. Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m32.594s +1.588s 15 21. Lucas Wolf URD Dallara-Merc 1m32.683s +1.677s 14 22. Sean Gelael Double R Dallara-Merc 1m32.692s +1.686s 13 23. Spike Goddard T-Sport Dallara-Nissan 1m32.789s +1.783s 11 24. Alfonso Celis Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m33.137s +2.131s 19 25. Tatiana Calderon Double R Dallara-Merc 1m33.337s +2.331s 19 26. Roy Nissany Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m34.139s +3.133s 5 27. Sandro Zeller Jo Zeller Dallara-Merc 1m34.719s +3.713s 9