Hamilton on Top Again

Lewis Hamilton moved a step closer to wrapping up the Formula Three Euroseries title by taking a hard-earned pole position for this afternoon's race at Zandvoort

Hamilton on Top Again

Hamilton now needs to out-score ASM teammate Adrian Sutil by four points in this weekend's races in the Netherland to succeed fellow Briton Jamie Green as the Euroseries title holder.

Sutil made Hamilton fight for the race one pole and was at the top of the timesheets, when Esteban Guerrieri brought out a late-session red flag following a heavy off in his Team Midland Euroseries car. But with just seconds of the session remaining, Hamilton zipped round in 1:31.259 to take pole, and a bonus point, by three tenths of a second.

Lucas di Grassi starts third for Manor, teammate Paul di Resta is fourth. BAR Young Driver James Rossiter (Signature) had a tough session and will line up a disappointing 11th, while former British F3 race winner Rob Austin, who is making his Euroseries debut this weekend for Midland, starts 21st.

Pos  Driver             Team                     Time              Laps
 1.  Lewis Hamilton     ASM F3                   1:31.259           13
 2.  Adrian Sutil       ASM F3                   1:31.512 + 0.253   13
 3.  Lucas di Grassi    Manor Motorsport         1:31.774 + 0.515   16
 4.  Paul di Resta      Manor Motorsport         1:32.097 + 0.838   16
 5.  Guillaume Moreau   Signature                1:32.305 + 1.046   16
 6.  Sebastian Vettel   ASL Mucke Motorsport     1:32.437 + 1.178   15
 7.  G. van der Garde   Team Rosberg             1:32.820 + 1.561   14
 8.  Franck Perera      Prema Powerteam          1:32.869 + 1.610   14
 9.  Hannes Neuhauser   HBR Motorsport           1:32.974 + 1.715   16
10.  Greg Franchi       Prema Powerteam          1:32.994 + 1.735   14
11.  James Rossiter     Signature-Plus           1:33.080 + 1.821   14
12.  Esteban Guerrieri  Team Midland Euroseries  1:33.095 + 1.836   11
13.  Fabio Carbone      Signature                1:33.216 + 1.957   14
14.  Kohei Hirate       Team Rosberg             1:33.338 + 2.079   14
15.  Atila Abreu        ASL Mucke Motorsport     1:33.409 + 2.150   14
16.  Thomas Holzer      AM-Holzer Rennsport      1:33.461 + 2.202   17
17.  Alejandro Nunez    HBR Motorsport           1:33.466 + 2.207   16
18.  Filip Salaquarda   Team I.S.R.              1:33.493 + 2.234   14
19.  Marco Bonanomi     Prema Powerteam          1:33.499 + 2.240   14
20.  Loic Duval         Signature-Plus           1:34.394 + 3.135   11
21.  Robert Austin      Team Midland Euroseries  1:35.821 + 4.562    6
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