Oulton qualifying 2: Nelsinho by 0.001s

Nelson Piquet Jr scored his second British Formula 3 Championship pole position of the day at Oulton Park today (Saturday), but the rising temperatures in Cheshire all but evaporated his time advantage in qualifying for Sunday's 14th round

Oulton qualifying 2: Nelsinho by 0.001s

Piquet (Piquet Sports Dallara-Mugen) held a massive four-tenth advantage this morning, but had to settle for beating series leader Alan van der Merwe (Carlin Dallara-Mugen) by just 0.001s in the afternoon to take his second pole of the day. Adam Carroll kept up his impressive form by taking third position once again - but was just 0.009s away from pole this time in his Menu Motorsport Dallara-Opel.

Jamie Green (Carlin Dallara-Mugen) was fourth fastest once again, but perhaps the shock of the session was the pace of Stefano Fabi, who leapt up the order to set the fifth fastest time in his Manor-run Dallara-Mugen. He was 10 places further down the grid in the previous session.

Castle Combe winner Danny Watts (Hitech Dallara-Renault) was sixth fastest, ahead of the Carlin Dallara-Mugens of Clivio Piccione and Richard Antinucci. Will Davison was ninth fastest in his Alan Docking-run Dallara-Mugen, while Robert Dahlgren (Fortec Dallara-Renault) rounded out the top 10.

Ernesto Viso (P1 Motorsport) leapt to the head of the Scholarship Class, as Steven Kane (T-Sport) slumped to 20th overall after being 10th fastest this morning.


1 Nelson Angelo Piquet (Piquet Sports) Dallara-Mugen 1m31.267s
2 Alan van der Merwe (Carlin) Dallara-Mugen 1m31.268s
3 Adam Carroll (Menu) Dallara-Opel 1m31.276s
4 Jamie Green (Carlin) Dallara-Mugen 1m31.295s
5 Stefano Fabi (Manor) Dallara-Mugen 1m31.644s
6 Danny Watts (Hitech) Dallara-Renault 1m31.693s
7 Clivio Piccione (Manor) Dallara-Mugen 1m31.705s
8 Richard Antinucci (Carlin) Dallara-Mugen 1m31.757s
9 Will Davison (Docking) Dallara-Mugen 1m31.774s
10 Robert Dahlgren (Fortec) Dallara-Renault 1m31.946s


1 Ernesto Viso (P1 Motorsport) Dallara-Mugen 1m32.394s
2 Steven Kane (T-Sport) Dallara-Mugen 1m32.654s
3 Karun Chandhok (T-Sport) Dallara-Mugen 1m32.805s

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