Euro F3 Hockenheim: Lance Stroll, Joel Eriksson share final poles

Williams Formula 1 protege Lance Stroll and BMW junior Joel Eriksson shared the pole positions from the second qualifying session of the Formula 3 European Championship finale at Hockenheim

Euro F3 Hockenheim: Lance Stroll, Joel Eriksson share final poles

Champion Stroll, who also claimed pole for race one after David Beckmann's post-session exclusion, lapped his Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes 0.179 seconds faster than Carlin's F3 debutant Jake Hughes to take the top spot for race two.

The Canadian emerged from a traffic-infested session to put in one super-fast lap, but his second-best lap was good only for fifth fastest in the order for race three.

"I felt that lap [the fastest one] was on it," said Stroll, "but I didn't have the opportunity to lay down a second laptime.

"I was blocked and in traffic - then I got free again but there was no rear grip."

Eriksson, who was a lowly ninth in first qualifying after his own traffic dramas, was happy to bounce back to take third fastest overall and pole for race three in his Motopark Dallara-Volkswagen.

Hughes, meanwhile, finds himself on the front row for races two and three to add to this third on the grid for race one, completing a highly impressive first day in F3 competition for the GP3 race winner.

"Obviously the Carlin car is mega - as if anyone doubted it," said the Briton.

Motopark's Red Bull junior Sergio Sette Camara was fourth fastest overall from Callum Ilott (Van Amersfoort Racing), Nick Cassidy (Prema) and the grid-penalised George Russell (Hitech GP), the quartet covered by just 0.051s.

On second-best times, Ilott moves up to third, with Sette Camara sixth, Russell seventh and Cassidy eighth.

Beckmann could not quite back up his first-session pace but ended up a nevertheless competitive eighth fastest in his Mucke Motorsport car, although he drops out of the top 10 on second-best laps.

Double Formula Renault champion Lando Norris (Carlin) and Prema's Ralf Aron completed the top 10, but Norris's second-best lap - just 0.005s slower than his best - moves him up to fourth in the classification for race three.

Norris felt he drove much better than in opening qualifying and without a mistake he could have been in the top three, but he will start from the pitlane for all the races anyway.

Moving into the top 10 on second-best laps were Anthoine Hubert (VAR) and Hitech's guesting F3 veteran Alexander Sims.

RACE TWO QUALIFYING TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m31.733s -
2 Jake Hughes Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m31.912s 0.179s
3 Joel Eriksson Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m31.968s 0.235s
4 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.041s 0.308s
5 Callum Ilott Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.050s 0.317s
6 Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.090s 0.357s
7 George Russell Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.092s 0.359s
8 David Beckmann kfzteile Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.132s 0.399s
9 Lando Norris Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.144s 0.411s
10 Ralf Aron Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.152s 0.419s
11 Anthoine Hubert Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.181s 0.448s
12 Niko Kari Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.258s 0.525s
13 Maximilian Guenther Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.346s 0.613s
14 Alexander Sims Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.393s 0.660s
15 Dan Ticktum Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.411s 0.678s
16 Nikita Mazepin Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.491s 0.758s
17 Guanyu Zhou Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.577s 0.844s
18 Ben Barnicoat Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.608s 0.875s
19 Harrison Newey Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.730s 0.997s
20 Mikkel Jensen kfzteile Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.799s 1.066s
21 Pedro Piquet Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.822s 1.089s
22 Andy Chang ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 1m34.295s 2.562s

RACE THREE QUALIFYING TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap
1 Joel Eriksson Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.057s -
2 Jake Hughes Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.071s 0.014s
3 Callum Ilott Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.081s 0.024s
4 Lando Norris Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.149s 0.092s
5 Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.180s 0.123s
6 Sergio Sette Camara Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.181s 0.124s
7 George Russell Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.197s 0.140s
8 Nick Cassidy Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.251s 0.194s
9 Anthoine Hubert Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.278s 0.221s
10 Alexander Sims Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.418s 0.361s
11 David Beckmann kfzteile Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.443s 0.386s
12 Niko Kari Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.462s 0.405s
13 Dan Ticktum Carlin Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.467s 0.410s
14 Nikita Mazepin Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.493s 0.436s
15 Ralf Aron Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.644s 0.587s
16 Ben Barnicoat Hitech GP Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.646s 0.589s
17 Guanyu Zhou Motopark Dallara/Volkswagen 1m32.666s 0.609s
18 Harrison Newey Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.772s 0.715s
19 Pedro Piquet Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.855s 0.798s
20 Maximilian Guenther Prema Powerteam Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.875s 0.818s
21 Mikkel Jensen kfzteile Mucke Motorsport Dallara/Mercedes 1m32.896s 0.839s
22 Andy Chang ThreeBond with T-Sport Dallara/NBE 1m34.502s 2.445s

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