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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