Oulton qualifying 1: Piquet's lucky 13

Nelson Piquet Jnr will start round 13 of the British Formula 3 Championship at Oulton Park from pole position on Sunday after outpacing series leader Alan van der Merwe by 0.4secs in qualifying

Oulton qualifying 1: Piquet's lucky 13

Piquet was impressively quick around the testing Cheshire parkland circuit in his Piquet Sports Dallara-Mugen, and championship pacesetter van der Merwe (Carlin Motorsport) had no answer to his 1m30.583s best. Cash-strapped Adam Carroll was an impressive third fastest for Menu Motorsport and was also the first of the non-Mugen runners in his Opel-powered Dallara.

Jamie Green, currently second in the championship for Carlin, was fourth fastest, while Robert Dahlgren's final lap of the session was good for sixth in his Fortec-run Dallara-Renault.

In the thinly supported Scholarship class, Steven Kane convincingly led the way for T-Sport, his 1m31.482s lap good enough for 10th overall.


1 Nelson Angelo Piquet (Piquet Sports) Dallara-Mugen 1m30.583s
2 Alan van der Merwe (Carlin) Dallara-Mugen 1m30.983s
3 Adam Carroll (Menu) Dallara-Opel 1m31.075s
4 Jamie Green (Carlin) Dallara-Mugen 1m31.155s
5 Robert Dahlgren (Fortec) Dallara-Renault 1m31.185s
6 Danny Watts (Hitech) Dallara-Renault 1m31.332s
7 Richard Antinucci (Carlin) Dallara-Mugen 1m31.354s
8 Will Davison (Docking) Dallara-Mugen 1m31.412s
9 Clivio Piccione (Manor) Dallara-Mugen 1m31.476s
10 Steven Kane (T-Sport) Dallara-Mugen 1m31.482s


1 Steven Kane (T-Sport) Dallara-Mugen 1m31.482s
2 Ernesto Viso (P1 Motorsport) Dallara-Mugen 1m31.731s
3 Karun Chandhok (T-Sport) Dallara-Mugen 1m32.255s

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