Kevin Magnussen breaks British Formula 3 qualifying duck with double Nurburgring pole

Kevin Magnussen claimed the first pole positions of his British Formula 3 career with two stunning late laps in today's qualifying session at the Nurburgring

Kevin Magnussen breaks British Formula 3 qualifying duck with double Nurburgring pole

The Dane, who also set the pace in free practice yesterday, produced a 1m53.311s best on his penultimate lap of qualifying to top the times, before setting a time less than a tenth slower on his final tour to claim the other pole on offer.

His Carlin team-mate Carlos Huertas will line-up alongside the Dane on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's 40-minute feature race, having set the pace until Magnussen's late flourish, but will start only fifth for today's first race on account of his second best time.

Jazeman Jaafar and championship leader Felipe Nasr completed a Carlin clean sweep of the top four places. Jaafar will line up on the second row for both of the main points paying races, while Nasr will start fourth tomorrow, but second in today's race on account of his next best lap.

Series debutant Antonio Felix da Costa found his practice running limited by engine oil pressure issues yesterday, but bounced back impressively to set the fifth fastest time in qualifying. However, the Portuguese GP3 racer is among eight drivers under investigation for alleged yellow flag infringements during the session, which means he may yet be demoted.

Lucas Foresti pipped Fortec team-mate Will Buller to the sixth fastest time, but found himself over four tenths adrift of da Costa's best effort.

Rupert Svendsen-Cook (Carlin), Harry Tincknell (Fortec) and Pedro Nunes (Hitech) rounded out a top 10 covered by 1.113 seconds.

Race one qualifying: Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Kevin Magnussen Carlin Dallara-VW 1m53.396s 2. Felipe Nasr Carlin Dallara-VW 1m53.601s + 0.205s 3. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin Dallara-VW 1m53.611s + 0.215s 4. Antonio Felix da Costa Hitech Dallara-VW 1m53.766s + 0.370s 5. Carlos Huertas Carlin Dallara-VW 1m53.863s + 0.467s 6. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Carlin Dallara-VW 1m54.231s + 0.835s 7. Will Buller Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m54.343s + 0.947s 8. Lucas Foresti Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m54.375s + 0.979s 9. Harry Tincknell Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m54.449s + 1.053s 10. Pedro Nunes Hitech Dallara-VW 1m54.473s + 1.077s 11. Pipo Derani Double R Dallara-Merc 1m54.512s + 1.116s 12. Scott Pye Double R Dallara-Merc 1m54.568s + 1.172s 13. Pietro Fantin Hitech Dallara-VW 1m54.598s + 1.202s 14. Jack Harvey Carlin Dallara-VW 1m54.715s + 1.319s 15. Hywel Lloyd Sino Vision Dallara-Merc 1m54.782s + 1.386s 16. Fahmi Ilyas Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m55.419s + 2.023s 17. Menasheh Idafar T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m55.478s + 2.082s 18. Yann Cunha T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m55.976s + 2.580s 19. Bart Hylkema T-Sport Dallara-Mugen 1m56.024s + 2.628s 20. Kotaro Sakurai Hitech Dallara-Mugen 1m57.086s + 3.690s 21. Adderly Fong Sino Vision Dallara-Merc 2m12.400s + 19.004s Race three qualifying: Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Kevin Magnussen Carlin Dallara-VW 1m53.311s 2. Carlos Huertas Carlin Dallara-VW 1m53.545s + 0.234s 3. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin Dallara-VW 1m53.551s + 0.240s 4. Felipe Nasr Carlin Dallara-VW 1m53.583s + 0.272s 5. Antonio Felix da Costa Hitech Dallara-VW 1m53.668s + 0.357s 6. Lucas Foresti Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m54.097s + 0.786s 7. Will Buller Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m54.184s + 0.873s 8. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Carlin Dallara-VW 1m54.218s + 0.907s 9. Harry Tincknell Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m54.280s + 0.969s 10. Pedro Nunes Hitech Dallara-VW 1m54.424s + 1.113s 11. Scott Pye Double R Dallara-Merc 1m54.437s + 1.126s 12. Pipo Derani Double R Dallara-Merc 1m54.495s + 1.184s 13. Pietro Fantin Hitech Dallara-VW 1m54.517s + 1.206s 14. Hywel Lloyd Sino Vision Dallara-Merc 1m54.644s + 1.333s 15. Jack Harvey Carlin Dallara-VW 1m54.650s + 1.339s 16. Fahmi Ilyas Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m55.135s + 1.824s 17. Menasheh Idafar T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m55.304s + 1.993s 18. Yann Cunha T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m55.674s + 2.363s 19. Bart Hylkema T-Sport Dallara-Mugen 1m55.905s + 2.594s 20. Kotaro Sakurai Hitech Dallara-Mugen 1m56.877s + 3.566s 21. Adderly Fong Sino Vision Dallara-Merc 1m58.281s + 4.970s Race one grid = Second-fastest qualifying times Race two grid = Race one results with top eight reversed Race three grid = Fastest qualifying times 
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