Pizzonia takes Snetterton pole

Antonio Pizzonia did exactly what was required of him in qualifying in his efforts to land the British Formula 3 Championship at Snetterton this weekend, but his nearest challenger Tomas Scheckter made sure he'll have to fight hard for the title

Pizzonia takes Snetterton pole

Pizzonia shook off his post-Formula 1 testing 'blues' and put his Manor Motorsport Dallara-Mugen Honda on pole by a scant 0.087s, but Scheckter lined-up alongside him on the front row in his Stewart Racing-run example. To be sure of taking the championship in Norfolk, the Brazilian has to win, with Scheckter finishing third or lower.

Andrew Kirkaldy lined up a creditable third, with Gianmaria Bruni and Ben Collins completing the top five. Takuma Sato, form man in recent races, could only qualify sixth, just edging Nicolas Kiesa.


1 Antonio Pizzonia, Dallara F300-Mugen Honda, 1m01.809s
2 Tomas Scheckter, Dallara F300-Mugen Honda, 1m01.896s
3 Andrew Kirkaldy, Dallara F300-Opel Spiess, 1m01.980s
4 Gianmaria Bruni, Dallara F300-Mugen Honda, 1m01.999s
5 Ben Collins, Dallara F300-Mugen Honda, 1m02.076s
6 Takuma Sato, Dallara F300-Mugen Honda, 1m02.140s
7 Nicolas Kiesa, Dallara F300-Opel Spiess, 1m02.153s
8 Matthew Davies, Dallara F300-Renault, 1m02.225s
9 Narain Karthikeyan, Dallara F300-Mugen Honda, 1m02.329s
10 Michael Bentwood, Dallara F300-Mugen Honda, 1m02.356s

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