Di Grassi on First Euro F3 Pole

Brazilian Lucas Di Grassi secured his first F3 Euroseries pole position after toping the timesheets for today's first race at Oschersleben

Di Grassi on First Euro F3 Pole

Di Grassi's Manor Motorsport team had more to be happy about when Paul Di Resta secured the other front-row slot, demoting Championship leaders ASM to the second row.

Adrian Sutil pipped teamate Lewis Hamilton just at the end of the session for third. It is only the second time this season that Hamilton will not start a race from the front row.

Di Grassi said: "There were very few yellow flags, therefore, I had the opportunity of completing many fast laps. A front end grid position is crucial, here at Oschersleben, as overtaking is close to impossible at this circuit."

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Lucas di Grassi Manor Motorsport 1:17.781 14 2. Paul di Resta Manor Motorsport 1:17.953 + 0.172 17 3. Adrian Sutil ASM F3 1:18.133 + 0.352 15 4. Lewis Hamilton ASM F3 1:18.207 + 0.426 15 5. Sebastian Vettel R ASL Mucke 1:18.433 + 0.652 15 6. Kohei Hirate Team Rosberg 1:18.584 + 0.803 13 7. Esteban Guerrieri R Team Midland 1:18.622 + 0.841 18 8. Franck Perera Prema Powerteam 1:18.630 + 0.849 16 9. Giedo van der Garde Team Rosberg 1:18.640 + 0.859 16 10. Loic Duval Signature-Plus 1:18.735 + 0.954 14 11. Guillaume Moreau R Signature 1:18.763 + 0.982 15 12. Marco Bonanomi Prema Powerteam 1:18.941 + 1.160 17 13. James Rossiter Signature-Plus 1:18.941 + 1.160 15 14. Atila Abreu R ASL Mucke 1:19.068 + 1.287 15 15. Alejandro Nunez HBR Motorsport 1:19.191 + 1.410 16 16. Hannes Neuhauser HBR Motorsport 1:19.380 + 1.599 15 17. Fabio Carbone Signature 1:19.430 + 1.649 15 18. Greg Franchi Prema Powerteam 1:19.609 + 1.828 13 19. Nico Verdonck Team Midland 1:19.700 + 1.919 18 20. Filip Salaquarda Team I.S.R. 1:19.874 + 2.093 18 21. Thomas Holzer AM-Holzer Rennsport 1:20.363 + 2.582 18 
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