Nasr dominates Snetterton qualifying

Felipe Nasr produced a stunning late lap to top the British Formula 3 qualifying session at Snetterton this morning

Nasr dominates Snetterton qualifying

The Brazilian admitted to "not getting my lap together" on his first set of tyres, but put that right on his second set to knock Carlin team-mate Kevin Magnussen off the top spot by over half a second.

The Dane, who dominated the first half of the session and set four times quick enough for pole on his first set of tyres, responded to Nasr's charge, but fell short in taking pole for tomorrow's 40-minute feature race by 0.339 seconds.

Magnussen's second best time (set on his final lap of the session) looked good for the consolation prize of race one pole, but Nasr eclipsed him by just 0.024s at the death to steal that away from his rival as well.

Rupert-Svendsen Cook (second fastest to Nasr in practice yesterday) carried that strong form into qualifying and set his best lap of the weekend on his last lap of the session to go third fastest. His second best time was only good enough to start fifth in today's first race though.

Hitech's Riki Christodoulou produced his best qualifying performance of the season so far to go fourth overall. He will start third for today's first race after setting a second best time within half a tenth of his quickest effort.

Carlin team-mates Carlos Huertas and Jazeman Jaafar (recovering from gearbox problems in practice) rounded out the top six, while Hitech's Pietro Fantin was the last man to lap below 1m40s in going seventh fastest overall.

Double R's Pipo Derani, Fortec rookie Harry Tincknell, and Sino Vision's Hywel Lloyd rounded out the top 10.

Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Felipe Nasr Carlin Dallara-VW 1m39.147s 2. Kevin Magnussen Carlin Dallara-VW 1m39.486s + 0.339s 3. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Carlin Dallara-VW 1m39.650s + 0.503s 4. Riki Christodoulou Hitech Dallara-VW 1m39.810s + 0.663s 5. Carlos Huertas Carlin Dallara-VW 1m39.817s + 0.670s 6. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin Dallara-VW 1m39.883s + 0.736s 7. Pietro Fantin Hitech Dallara-VW 1m39.990s + 0.843s 8. Pipo Derani Double R Dallara-Merc 1m40.088s + 0.941s 9. Harry Tincknell Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m40.142s + 0.995s 10. Hywel Lloyd Sino Vision Dallara-Merc 1m40.201s + 1.054s 11. Menasheh Idafar T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m40.305s + 1.158s 12. William Buller Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m40.339s + 1.192s 13. Scott Pye Double R Dallara-Merc 1m40.400s + 1.253s 14. Lucas Foresti Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m40.657s + 1.500s 15. Yann Cunha T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m40.796s + 1.649s 16. Jack Harvey Carlin Dallara-VW 1m40.978s + 1.831s 17. Fahmi Ilyas Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m41.190s + 2.043s 18. Adderly Fong Sino Vision Dallara-Merc 1m41.510s + 2.363s 19. Bart Hylkema T-Sport Dallara-Mugen 1m42.400s + 3.253s 20. Kotaru Sakurai Hitech Dallara-Mugen 1m43.620s + 4.473s * Buller will start 17th due to a 10-place penalty from Monza Race three grid: Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Felipe Nasr Carlin Dallara-VW 1m39.549s 2. Kevin Magnussen Carlin Dallara-VW 1m39.573s + 0.024s 3. Riki Christodoulou Hitech Dallara-VW 1m39.842s + 0.293s 4. Carlos Huertas Carlin Dallara-VW 1m39.845s + 0.296s 5. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Carlin Dallara-VW 1m39.919s + 0.370s 6. Pietro Fantin Hitech Dallara-VW 1m40.065s + 0.516s 7. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin Dallara-VW 1m40.111s + 0.562s 8. Hywel Lloyd Sino Vision Dallara-Merc 1m40.218s + 0.669s 9. Pipo Derani Double R Dallara-Merc 1m40.411s + 0.862s 10. William Buller Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m40.415s + 0.866s 11. Harry Tincknell Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m40.515s + 0.966s 12. Menasheh Idafar T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m40.571s + 1.022s 13. Scott Pye Double R Dallara-Merc 1m40.603s + 1.054s 14. Yann Cunha T-Sport Dallara-VW 1m40.852s + 1.303s 15. Lucas Foresti Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m41.117s + 1.568s 16. Jack Harvey Carlin Dallara-VW 1m41.229s + 1.680s 17. Fahmi Ilyas Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m41.622s + 2.073s 18. Adderly Fong Sino Vision Dallara-Merc 1m41.631s + 2.082s 19. Bart Hylkema T-Sport Dallara-Mugen 1m42.531s + 2.982s 20. Kotaru Sakurai Hitech Dallara-Mugen 1m43.836s + 4.287s 
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