Hamilton Takes Second Pole

ASM continued their domination of the Pau round of the Formula Three Euro Series on Saturday morning when Lewis Hamilton secured his second pole position, ahead of teammate Adrian Sutil, for this afternoon's F3 Euroseries race

Hamilton Takes Second Pole

The pair were in separate groups for the session and it was Hamilton who again came out on top with a best time of 1:10.490 - an impressive five tenths quicker than his teammate.

The result means that Hamilton has extended his lead at the head of the Championship standings by two points, thanks to the award given to the fastest qualifier.

"It is great to get the two points and gives me a perfect chance for the race," said Hamilton, who set his best time with two minutes of the session remaining. "Yesterday we had some play in the steering and the guys changed it last night, so it was much better."

The group system meant that although Franck Perrera set the second fastest time overall, he will only line up third on the grid because Sutil's top-time from his session guaranteed him second spot.

Perera grabbed third on the grid in the closing seconds of his session after Loic Duval had clipped the barrier and cut short his running on what would have been his quickest lap.

James Rossiter will start fourth, but was left cursing himself for making a mistake at Monument on what would have been his quickest lap. "I think I could have beaten Sutil," he said. "I was four tenths up on my best but got way out of shape at Monument. Still I am quite happy with my two fourth places for the race."

Duval will start fifth, ahead of Paul di Resta who recovered well from his hefty crash on Friday. Signature's Guillaume Moreau will start seventh, ahead of Esteban Guerrieri in the Team Midland car.

F3 Euroseries at Pau - Second Qualifying, Group A

Pos  Driver             Team                     Time             Laps
 1.  Sutil Adrian       ASM F3                   1:11.078          13
 2.  Rossiter James     Signature - Plus         1:11.218 + 0.140  14
 3.  Di Resta Paul      Manor Motorsport         1:11.347 + 0.269  13
 4.  Guerrieri Esteban  Team Midland Euroseries  1:11.630 + 0.552  13
 5.  Carbone Fabio      Signature                1:11.645 + 0.567   9
 6.  Van Der Garde Gie  Team Rosberg             1:11.695 + 0.617  12
 7.  Bonanomi Marco     Prema Powerteam          1:11.799 + 0.721  11
 8.  Nunez Alejandro    HBR Motorsport           1:12.253 + 1.175  13
 9.  Abreu Atila        ASL Mücke - Motorsport   1:12.405 + 1.327  13
10.  Neuhauser Hannes   HBR Motorsport           1:12.412 + 1.334  14
11.  Zwolsman Ross      Team Zwolsman            1:13.049 + 1.971  12
12.  Holzer Thomas      AM-Holzer Rennsport      1:13.928 + 2.850  13

F3 Euroseries at Pau - Second Qualifying, Group B

Pos  Driver             Team                     Time             Laps
 1.  Hamilton Lewis     ASM F3                   1:10.490          11
 2.  Perera Franck      Prema Powerteam          1:11.069 + 0.579  10
 3.  Duval Loïc         Signature - Plus         1:11.135 + 0.645   8
 4.  Moreau Guillaume   Signature                1:11.482 + 0.992  11
 5.  Di Grassi Lucas    Manor Motorsport         1:11.641 + 1.151  11
 6.  Vettel Sebastian   ASL Mücke - Motorsport   1:11.693 + 1.203  14
 7.  Franchi Greg       Prema Powerteam          1:11.956 + 1.466  12
 8.  Antinucci Richard  Team Midland Euroseries  1:11.959 + 1.469  15
 9.  Gotz Maximilian    HBR Motorsport           1:12.021 + 1.531  12
10.  Hirate Kohei       Team Rosberg             1:13.226 + 2.736   8
11.  Salaquarda Filip   I S R Racing             1:14.465 + 3.975  10
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