Nasr and Svendsen-Cook top Donington qualifying as Carlin dominates

British Formula 3 champion elect Felipe Nasr emerged fastest in a Carlin 1-2-3-4-5 in qualifying for the penultimate round of the championship at Donington Park this weekend, while his team-mate Rupert Svendsen-Cook took race one pole

Nasr and Svendsen-Cook top Donington qualifying as Carlin dominates

The Brazilian pipped his impressive rookie Carlin team-mate Jack Harvey by just 0.064 seconds to take pole position for tomorrow's 40-minute feature race.

Harvey had just responded with a fastest first sector time when the session was stopped and not resumed with Hitech's Kotaro Sakurai in the gravel at Old Hairpin.

Harvey's best ever qualifying performance in F3 means he will line up on the outside of the front row for tomorrow's feature race and this afternoon's 30-minute opener - on account of his second best time.

Svendsen-Cook edged Harvey for the other pole on offer by just under a tenth with his second best time, having gone third fastest overall.

Carlos Huertas managed a pair of fourth fastest times, while fifth quickest man Kevin Magnussen will line up third this afternoon on account of his second best effort.

Pipo Derani impressively outqualified his GP3 title-winning Double R team-mate Valtteri Bottas to be best Mercedes-powered runner in sixth, though Bottas felt his chances of qualifying better were undone by the late red flags.

Derani's second best time was only good enough for ninth on the race one grid, while Bottas will line up on row four for both of the main points-paying races, alongside practice pacesetter Jazeman Jaafar (Carlin).

Fortec's Will Buller and Double R's Scott Pye rounded out a top 10 covered by less than half a second. Reigning British Formula Ford champion Pye's second best time was good enough to net him a season's best-equalling fifth on the grid for this afternoon's opening race.

Race one grid: Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Carlin Dallara-VW 1m23.261s 2. Jack Harvey Carlin Dallara-VW 1m23.357s + 0.096s 3. Kevin Magnussen Carlin Dallara-VW 1m23.417s + 0.156s 4. Carlos Huertas Carlin Dallara-VW 1m23.479s + 0.218s 5. Scott Pye Double R Dallara-Merc 1m23.493s + 0.232s 6. Felipe Nasr Carlin Dallara-VW 1m23.495s + 0.234s 7. Valtteri Bottas Double R Dallara-Merc 1m23.500s + 0.239s 8. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin Dallara-VW 1m23.514s + 0.253s 9. Pipo Derani Double R Dallara-Merc 1m23.547s + 0.286s 10. William Buller Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m23.577s + 0.316s 11. Pietro Fantin Hitech Dallara-VW 1m23.607s + 0.346s 12. Lucas Foresti Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m23.811s + 0.550s 13. Maxim Snegirev Hitech Dallara-VW 1m24.267s + 1.006s 14. Harry Tincknell Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m24.468s + 1.207s 15. Yann Cunha T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m24.494s + 1.233s 16. Menasheh Idafar T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m24.516s + 1.255s 17. Hywel Lloyd Sino Vision Dallara-Merc 1m24.587s + 1.326s 18. Bart Hylkema T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m24.588s + 1.327s 19. Adderly Fong Sino Vision Dallara-Merc 1m25.033s + 1.772s 20. Fahmi Ilyas Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m25.652s + 2.391s 21. Kotaro Sakurai Hitech Dallara-Mugen 1m26.102s + 2.841s Race three grid: Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Felipe Nasr Carlin Dallara-VW 1m23.012s 2. Jack Harvey Carlin Dallara-VW 1m23.076s + 0.064s 3. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Carlin Dallara-VW 1m23.228s + 0.216s 4. Carlos Huertas Carlin Dallara-VW 1m23.323s + 0.311s 5. Kevin Magnussen Carlin Dallara-VW 1m23.348s + 0.336s 6. Pipo Derani Double R Dallara-Merc 1m23.395s + 0.383s 7. Valtteri Bottas Double R Dallara-Merc 1m23.448s + 0.436s 8. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin Dallara-VW 1m23.462s + 0.450s 9. William Buller Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m23.479s + 0.467s 10. Scott Pye Double R Dallara-Merc 1m23.479s + 0.467s 11. Pietro Fantin Hitech Dallara-VW 1m23.560s + 0.548s 12. Lucas Foresti Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m23.804s + 0.792s 13. Maxim Snegirev Hitech Dallara-VW 1m24.169s + 1.157s 14. Menasheh Idafar T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m24.276s + 1.264s 15. Yann Cunha T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m24.343s + 1.331s 16. Harry Tincknell Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m24.355s + 1.343s 17. Bart Hylkema T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m24.427s + 1.415s 18. Hywel Lloyd Sino Vision Dallara-Merc 1m24.473s + 1.461s 19. Adderly Fong Sino Vision Dallara-Merc 1m24.597s + 1.585s 20. Fahmi Ilyas Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m25.213s + 2.201s 21. Kotaro Sakurai Hitech Dallara-Mugen 1m25.910s + 2.898s Race one grid - Second-fastest qualifying times Race two grid - Race one result with top eight reversed Race three grid - Fastest qualifying times 
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