Di Resta First for Second Race at Hockenheim

Paul di Resta has claimed pole for the second race in the season opening Formula Three Euroseries meeting at the Hockenheimring

Di Resta First for Second Race at Hockenheim

Di Resta claimed a time of 2 minutes 01.194 in a wet qualifying session. The Scotsman, who is a cousin of IRL driver Dario Franchitti, has always been impressive in the wet in both Formula Renault and British Formula Three, and it appears that this record continues.

The Signature pairing of Loic Duval and James Rossiter were next fastest, imposingly ahead of ASM's title favourite Lewis Hamilton, while rookie phenomenon Sebastien Vettel surprised the field by running fourth fastest.

Qualifying for the first race will be run tomorrow morning, ahead of the race.

Formula Three Euroseries Qualifying for Second Race, Hockenheim

Pos Driver Team Chassis/Engine Time Gap Laps 1. Paul di Resta Manor Motorsport Dallara F305 Mercedes 2:01.194 9 2. Loic Duval Signature-Plus Dallara F305 Opel 2:01.498 +0.304 8 3. James Rossiter Signature-Plus Dallara F305 Opel 2:01.582 +0.388 12 4. Sebastian Vettel ASL Mücke Motorsport Dallara F305 Mercedes 2:01.716 +0.522 13 5. Lewis Hamilton ASM F3 Dallara F305 Mercedes 2:02.090 +0.896 11 6. Giedo van der Garde Team Rosberg Dallara F305 Opel 2:02.107 +0.913 11 7. Ross Zwolsman Zwolsman Racing Dallara F305 Opel 2:02.735 +1.541 9 8. Fabio Carbone Signature SLC R1 Opel 2:03.050 +1.856 12 9. Guillaume Moreau Signature Dallara F305 Opel 2:03.539 +2.345 12 10. Adrian Sutil ASM F3 Dallara F305 Mercedes 2:03.622 +2.428 11 11. Lucas di Grassi Manor Motorsport Dallara F305 Mercedes 2:03.762 +2.568 12 12. Franck Perera Prema Powerteam Dallara F305 Opel 2:04.612 +3.418 9 13. Esteban Guerrieri Team Midland Dallara F305 Toms Toyota 2:04.643 +3.449 12 14. Marco Bonanomi Prema Powerteam Dallara F305 Opel 2:04.749 +3.555 13 15. Atila Abreu BRA Mücke Motorsport Dallara F305 Mercedes 2:04.875 +3.681 11 16. Hannes Neuhauser HBR Motorsport Dallara F305 Mercedes 2:04.994 +3.800 10 17. Alejandro Nunez HBR Motorsport Dallara F305 Opel 2:05.111 +3.917 11 18. Greg Franchi Prema Powerteam Dallara F305 Opel 2:05.152 +3.958 11 19. Thomas Holzer AM-Holzer Rennsport Dallara F305 Opel 2:05.960 +4.766 13 20. Kohei Hirate Team Rosberg Dallara F305 Opel 2:06.177 +4.983 11 21. Richard Antinucci Team Midland Dallara F305 Toms Toyota 2:06.409 +5.215 11 22. Filip Salaquarda Team I.S.R. Dallara F305 Opel 2:07.074 +5.880 12 23. Maximilian Götz HBR Motorsport Dallara F305 Opel 2:09.662 +8.468 9
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