Hockenheim European F3: Marciello and Kvyat share poles

Raffaele Marciello and Daniil Kvyat shared the pole positions in a frenetic pair of Formula 3 European Championship qualifying sessions at Hockenheim

Hockenheim European F3: Marciello and Kvyat share poles

Practice pacesetter Marciello was untouchable in the first session on Friday afternoon as he lapped the German circuit in 1m33.623s in his Prema Powerteam Dallara-Mercedes to take pole for Saturday's first race.

Briton Alex Lynn was just 0.122 seconds slower while Lucas Auer made it an all-Prema top three.

Tom Blomqvist was the best of the non-Prema drivers in fourth, but the EuroInternational driver's second-best lap was enough to elevate him to a front-row spot, alongside Marciello, for race two.

Kvyat, who is making his F3 debut this weekend with Carlin, will start the opening two races from 10th and 11th positions, but fitted new tyres for Q2 and was able to steal the top spot with a 1m33.367s marker set on his final lap.

That was enough to demote his Carlin team-mate Jordan King to second, ahead of Auer, Felix Rosenqvist, Felix Serralles and Lynn.

Silverstone race winner Rosenqvist brought out the red flags during Q2 when he spun into the gravel at the Nord Kurve with five minutes to go; the Mucke Motorsport driver having just set the fastest time in the final sector.

The big loser in Q2 was Marciello, who will start 10th, behind Blomqvist.

T-Sport driver Will Buller had a Nissan engine change between practice and qualifying. A pair of 13th places were his best efforts.

Series debutant Ed Jones was 23rd in Q1 on fastest and second-fastest times. But the Fortec driver will start race one from 25th after being docked two grid spots for exceeding track limits in practice.

Race one grid: Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Raffaele Marciello Prema Dallara-Merc 1m33.623s 2. Alex Lynn Prema Dallara-Merc 1m33.745s + 0.122s 3. Lucas Auer Prema Dallara-Merc 1m33.776s + 0.153s 4. Tom Blomqvist Eurointernational Dallara-Merc 1m33.832s + 0.209s 5. Felix Serralles Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m33.841s + 0.218s 6. Sven Muller Ma-con Dallara-VW 1m33.974s + 0.351s 7. Eddie Cheever Prema Dallara-Merc 1m34.045s + 0.422s 8. Jordan King Carlin Dallara-VW 1m34.109s + 0.486s 9. Josh Hill Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m34.153s + 0.530s 10. Daniil Kvyat Carlin Dallara-VW 1m34.206s + 0.583s 11. Harry Tincknell Carlin Dallara-VW 1m34.246s + 0.623s 12. Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m34.329s + 0.706s 13. Will Buller T-Sport Dallara-Nissan 1m34.369s + 0.746s 14. Roy Nissany Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m34.424s + 0.801s 15. Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m34.451s + 0.828s 16. Mans Grenhagen Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m34.504s + 0.881s 17. Nicholas Latifi Carlin Dallara-VW 1m34.560s + 0.937s 18. Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m34.630s + 1.007s 19. Pipo Derani Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m34.938s + 1.315s 20. Spike Goddard T-Sport Dallara-Nissan 1m35.110s + 1.487s 21. Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Dallara-Merc 1m35.225s + 1.602s 22. Jann Mardenborough Carlin Dallara-VW 1m35.281s + 1.658s 23. Andre Rudersdorf Ma-con Dallara-VW 1m35.363s + 1.740s 24. Michael Lewis Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m35.411s + 1.788s 25. Ed Jones Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m35.667s + 2.044s 26. Sean Gelael Double R Dallara-Merc 1m35.680s + 2.057s 27. Lucas Wolf URD Dallara-Merc 1m35.842s + 2.219s 28. Sandro Zeller Zeller Dallara-Merc 1m36.063s + 2.440s 29. Tatiana Calderon Double R Dallara-Merc 1m36.589s + 2.966s Race two grid: Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Raffaele Marciello Prema Dallara-Merc 1m33.685s 2. Tom Blomqvist Eurointernational Dallara-Merc 1m33.938s + 0.253s 3. Lucas Auer Prema Dallara-Merc 1m34.015s + 0.330s 4. Felix Serralles Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m34.040s + 0.355s 5. Sven Muller Ma-con Dallara-VW 1m34.094s + 0.409s 6. Josh Hill Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m34.214s + 0.529s 7. Alex Lynn Prema Dallara-Merc 1m34.288s + 0.603s 8. Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m34.476s + 0.791s 9. Eddie Cheever Prema Dallara-Merc 1m34.486s + 0.801s 10. Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m34.526s + 0.841s 11. Daniil Kvyat Carlin Dallara-VW 1m34.541s + 0.856s 12. Jordan King Carlin Dallara-VW 1m34.549s + 0.864s 13. Harry Tincknell Carlin Dallara-VW 1m34.590s + 0.905s 14. Will Buller T-Sport Dallara-Nissan 1m34.600s + 0.915s 15. Roy Nissany Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m34.637s + 0.952s 16. Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m34.709s + 1.024s 17. Nicholas Latifi Carlin Dallara-VW 1m34.782s + 1.097s 18. Mans Grenhagen Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m34.881s + 1.196s 19. Pipo Derani Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m35.104s + 1.419s 20. Spike Goddard T-Sport Dallara-Nissan 1m35.271s + 1.586s 21. Jann Mardenborough Carlin Dallara-VW 1m35.330s + 1.645s 22. Andre Rudersdorf Ma-con Dallara-VW 1m35.556s + 1.871s 23. Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Dallara-Merc 1m35.593s + 1.908s 24. Lucas Wolf URD Dallara-Merc 1m35.869s + 2.184s 25. Michael Lewis Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m35.946s + 2.261s 26. Edward Jones Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m36.076s + 2.391s 27. Sean Gelael Double R Dallara-Merc 1m36.260s + 2.575s 28. Sandro Zeller Zeller Dallara-Merc 1m36.560s + 2.875s 29. Tatiana Calderon Double R Dallara-Merc 1m36.942s + 3.257s Race three grid: Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Daniil Kvyat Carlin Dallara-VW 1m33.367s 2. Jordan King Carlin Dallara-VW 1m33.418s + 0.051s 3. Lucas Auer Prema Dallara-Merc 1m33.486s + 0.119s 4. Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m33.536s + 0.169s 5. Felix Serralles Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m33.574s + 0.207s 6. Alex Lynn Prema Dallara-Merc 1m33.583s + 0.216s 7. Eddie Cheever Prema Dallara-Merc 1m33.595s + 0.228s 8. Josh Hill Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m33.623s + 0.256s 9. Tom Blomqvist Eurointernational Dallara-Merc 1m33.641s + 0.274s 10. Raffaele Marciello Prema Dallara-Merc 1m33.718s + 0.351s 11. Sven Muller Ma-con Dallara-VW 1m33.737s + 0.370s 12. Harry Tincknell Carlin Dallara-VW 1m33.772s + 0.405s 13. Will Buller T-Sport Dallara-Nissan 1m33.854s + 0.487s 14. Mans Grenhagen Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m33.983s + 0.616s 15. Nicholas Latifi Carlin Dallara-VW  1m34.077s + 0.710s 16. Jann Mardenborough Carlin Dallara-VW 1m34.172s + 0.805s 17. Roy Nissany Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m34.387s + 1.020s 18. Pipo Derani Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m34.406s + 1.039s 19. Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Dallara-Merc 1m34.487s + 1.120s 20. Michael Lewis Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m34.719s + 1.352s 21. Lucas Wolf URD Dallara-Merc 1m34.792s + 1.425s 22. Andre Rudersdorf Ma-con Dallara-VW 1m34.904s + 1.537s 23. Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m34.905s + 1.538s 24. Sandro Zeller Zeller Dallara-Merc 1m34.934s + 1.567s 25. Spike Goddard T-Sport Dallara-Nissan 1m35.024s + 1.657s 26. Sean Gelael Double R Dallara-Merc 1m35.276s + 1.909s 27. Tatiana Calderon Double R Dallara-Merc 1m36.133s + 2.766s 28. Ed Jones Fortec Dallara-Merc 29. Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Dallara-Merc 
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