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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