Hamilton Takes F3 Masters Pole

Formula Three Euroseries points leader Lewis Hamilton placed himself in pole position for the Marlboro Masters of F3 at Zandvoort tomorrow

Hamilton Takes F3 Masters Pole

The Briton, who has dominated the season so far, set the fastest time by three tenths of a second ahead of his ASM teammate Adrian Sutil. Sutil was just a fraction clear of Brazilian Manor Motorsport's Lucas di Grassi.

Paul di Resta, di Grassi's teammate, was second fastest in Hamilton's qualifying group, and so lines up fourth on the grid due to the unusual split-qualifying system.

Qualifying takes place in two groups, with each group running in two sessions. One group qualifies on the odd grid positions, and the second qualifies on the even grid positions.

Briton Steven Kane was the best performer in a Lola chassis and will start fifth - a position that might have been better without an accident in his second session.

Provisional Grid for the 2005 Marlboro Masters F3:

Pos Driver Team Chassis-Engine 1. Lewis Hamilton ASM F3 Dallara Mercedes-HWA 2. Adrian Sutil ASM F3 Dallara Mercedes-HWA 3. Paul di Resta Manor Motorsport Dallara Mercedes-HWA 4. Lucas di Grassi Manor Motorsport Dallara Mercedes-HWA 5. Steven Kane JB Motorsport Lola Honda-Mugen 6. Franck Perera Prema Powerteam Dallara Opel-Spiess 7. Kohei Hirate Team Rosberg Dallara Opel-Spiess 8. Giedo van der Garde Team Rosberg Dallara Opel- Spiess 9. Marco Bonanomi Prema Powerteam Dallara Opel-Spiess 10. Alvaro Parente Carlin Motorsport Dallara Honda-Mugen 11. Loic Duval Signature -Plus Dallara Opel-Spiess 12. Esteban Guerreri Team Midland Euro Series Dallara Toyota-Toms 13. Hannes Neuhauser HBR Motorsport GmbH Dallara Opel-Spiess 14. Sebastian Vettel ASL M?cke Motorsport Dallara Mercedes-HWA 15. Marko Asmer Hitech Racing Dallara Honda-Mugen 16. Mike Conway Fortec Motorsport Dallara Opel-Spiess 17. Charlie Kimball Carlin Motorsport Dallara Honda-Mugen 18. Bruno Senna Double R Racing Dallara Honda-Mugen 19. Christian Bakkerud Carlin Motorsport Dallara Honda-Mugen 20. Guillaume Moreau Signature Dallara Opel-Spiess 21. James Walker Fortec Motorsport Dallara Opel-Spiess 22. Greg Franchi Prema Powerteam Dallara Opel-Spiess 23. Dan Clarke Double R Racing Dallara Honda-Mugen 24. Ho-Pin Tung JB Motorsport Dallara Honda-Mugen 25. Atila Abreu ASL M?cke Motorsport Dallara Mercedes-HWA 26. Alejandro Nunez HBR Motorsport GmbH Dallara Opel-Spiess 27. Ross Zwolsman Ross Zwolsman Dallara Opel-Spiess 28. James Rossiter Signature-Plus Dallara Opel-Spiess 29. Ferdinand Kool JB Motorsport Lola Honda-Mugen 30. Ryan Lewis T-Sport Dallara Honda-Mugen 31. Stephen Jelley Menu F3 Motorsport Dallara Opel-Spiess 32. Alvaro Barba Hitech Racing Dallara Honda-Mugen 33. Thomas Holzer AM-Holzer Rennsport GmbH Dallara Opel-Spiess 34. Keiko Ihara Carlin Motorsport Dallara Honda-Mugen 35. Ronayne O'Mahony Fortec Motorsport  Dallara Opel-Spiess 36. Nico Verdonck Team Midland Euro Series Dallara Toyota-Toms 
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