Hamilton on Pole for Spa Race 1

Lewis Hamilton edged out title-rival James Rossiter to take pole for the first F3 Euroseries race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium

Hamilton on Pole for Spa Race 1

In wet conditions, the British pair continued to trade fastest times, with Hamilton eventually beating Rossiter by nearly half a second.

It was Hamilton's fourth pole in six races, and he is currently holding an 11-point Championship lead over Rossiter.

Many drivers had their fastest laps cancelled after they set them under red flag conditions.

Loic Duval could have eclipsed Hamilton's time with the fastest first sector time on his last lap, however he crashed before he completed the lap. A similar fate befell race two pole-sitter Adrian Sutil, who ended the session third.

Fabio Carbone finished fourth after his mechanics worked until repairing his car after he crashed heavily in yesterday's qualifying session.

The session was red-flagged twice, firstly for an accident for Greg Franchi and then for Marco Bonanomi, who had a large accident at Eau Rouge. Bonanomi was taken away in an ambulance, and his condition is not yet known.

Spa Francorchamps Qualifying Race 1 - Results:

Pos Driver Team Time Laps 1. Lewis Hamilton ASM F3 2:33.705 12 2. James Rossiter Signature-Plus + 0.459 10 3. Adrian Sutil ASM F3 + 1.543 11 4. Fabio Carbone Signature + 1.851 11 5. Guillaume Moreau Signature + 1.921 10 6. Loic Duval Signature-Plus + 2.027 11 7. Sebastian Vettel ASL Mucke Motorsport + 2.592 11 8. Paul di Resta Manor Motorsport + 2.931 10 9. Kohei Hirate Team Rosberg + 3.122 11 10. Hannes Neuhauser HBR Motorsport + 3.581 12 11. Atila Abreu R ASL Mucke Motorsport + 3.691 12 12. Lucas di Grassi Manor Motorsport + 4.037 11 13. Richard Antinucci Team Midland Euroseries + 4.181 10 14. Giedo van der Garde Team Rosberg + 4.489 10 15. Franck Perera Prema Powerteam + 6.011 11 16. Ross Zwolsman + 6.245 11 17. Esteban Guerrieri Team Midland Euroseries + 6.419 12 18. Maximilian G?tz HBR Motorsport + 7.522 11 19. Filip Salaquarda Team I.S.R. + 7.954 10 20. Alejandro Nunez HBR Motorsport + 8.681 10 21. Marco Bonanomi Prema Powerteam + 8.738 6 22. Thomas Holzer AM-Holzer Rennsport + 8.905 11 
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