Algarve European F3: Alexander Albon, Felix Rosenqvist take poles

Lotus F1 junior Alexander Albon secured pole for the second Algarve European Formula 3 Championship race, while race three will feature Felix Rosenqvist starting at the front

Algarve European F3: Alexander Albon, Felix Rosenqvist take poles

Signature racer Albon took his third pole of the season after battling with the dominant quartet from Prema Powerteam, beating Rosenqvist by just 0.027 seconds.

NEWS UPDATE: Albon excluded from qualifying

Though beaten to the outright fastest time, Rosenqvist arguably had the better session as he followed up his race-two second place with pole for the finale, thanks to a string of consistent laps, while Albon could only 12th for race three.

Rosenqvist also outpaced the rest of the Prema line-up, starting race two ahead of team-mates Nick Cassidy and Lance Stroll, with race one polesitter Jake Dennis rounding off the top five on the grid.

Prema fills first to third for race three with Rosenqvist leading Stroll and Dennis.

The fourth Prema car of Cassidy meanwhile will start 15th in the final race, with Antonio Giovinazzi suffering a similar fate.

The championship leader's best time secured him sixth in race two, but he will start 16th in the following.

George Russell benefited from their inconsistency and will start eighth and fourth, while Gustavo Menezes and Pietro Fittipaldi also proved consistent with starts of seventh and fifth for Menezes, while Fittipaldi took 10th and ninth.

Serge Sette Camara again impressed in qualifying, taking seventh behind Mikkel Jensen and placing ahead of Markus Pommer.

Albon's team-mate Dorian Boccolacci secured a top 10 berth in race two with ninth, while Callum Ilott will start 10th in the third.

Charles Leclerc's hopes of closing on Rosenqvist and Giovinazzi in the standings took a setback as he grabbed a brace of 11th place starts.

NEWS UPDATE: Albon excluded from qualifying

RACE TWO QUALIFYING:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.003s -
2 Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.066s 0.063s
3 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.070s 0.067s
4 Jake Dennis Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.135s 0.132s
5 Antonio Giovinazzi Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.171s 0.168s
6 Gustavo Menezes Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.230s 0.227s
7 George Russell Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.291s 0.288s
8 Markus Pommer Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.357s 0.354s
9 Dorian Boccolacci Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.400s 0.397s
10 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.420s 0.417s
11 Charles Leclerc Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.474s 0.471s
12 Callum Ilott Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.515s 0.512s
13 Ryan Tveter Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.530s 0.527s
14 Maximilian Guenther KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.530s 0.527s
15 Mikkel Jensen KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.531s 0.528s
16 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.563s 0.560s
17 Alexander Sims Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.602s 0.599s
18 Arjun Maini Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.673s 0.670s
19 Santino Ferrucci KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.767s 0.764s
20 Michele Beretta KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.820s 0.817s
21 Alessio Lorandi Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.832s 0.829s
22 Sam MacLeod Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.838s 0.835s
23 Andy Chang Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.867s 0.864s
24 Raoul Hyman Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.887s 0.884s
25 Nabil Jeffri Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.918s 0.915s
26 Julio Moreno ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 1m42.987s 0.984s
27 Tatiana Calderon Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.047s 1.044s
28 Matt Rao Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.218s 1.215s
29 Matt Solomon Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.335s 1.332s
30 Zhi Cong Li Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.501s 1.498s
31 Mahaveer Raghunathan Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.837s 1.834s
- Alexander Albon Signature Dallara/Volkswagen - -

RACE THREE QUALIFYING:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Felix Rosenqvist Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.014s -
2 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.074s 0.060s
3 Jake Dennis Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.256s 0.242s
4 George Russell Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.327s 0.313s
5 Gustavo Menezes Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.370s 0.356s
6 Markus Pommer Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.526s 0.512s
7 Mikkel Jensen KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.540s 0.526s
8 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.564s 0.550s
9 Pietro Fittipaldi Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.597s 0.583s
10 Callum Ilott Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.647s 0.633s
11 Charles Leclerc Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.660s 0.646s
12 Dorian Boccolacci Signature Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.697s 0.683s
13 Ryan Tveter Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.741s 0.727s
14 Antonio Giovinazzi Jagonya Ayam with Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.758s 0.744s
15 Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.818s 0.804s
16 Arjun Maini Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.828s 0.814s
17 Maximilian Guenther KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.880s 0.866s
18 Alexander Sims Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.898s 0.884s
19 Andy Chang Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.906s 0.892s
20 Alessio Lorandi Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.947s 0.933s
21 Nabil Jeffri Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m42.959s 0.945s
22 Santino Ferrucci KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m42.967s 0.953s
23 Raoul Hyman Team West-Tec F3 Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.003s 0.989s
24 Michele Beretta KFZTeile24 Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.034s 1.020s
25 Julio Moreno ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 1m43.043s 1.029s
26 Tatiana Calderon Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.167s 1.153s
27 Matt Rao Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.249s 1.235s
28 Matt Solomon Double R Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.337s 1.323s
29 Sam MacLeod Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m43.488s 1.474s
30 Zhi Cong Li Fortec Motorsports Dallara/Mercedes 1m43.668s 1.654s
31 Mahaveer Raghunathan Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m44.304s 2.290s
- Alexander Albon Signature Dallara/Volkswagen - -


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