Qual: Piquet shines

Nelson Piquet Jr. edged closer to clinching the British Formula 3 Championship at Brands Hatch with a pole and second place in qualifying on Saturday - as title rival Adam Carroll was left a deeply disappointed sixth and 10th

Qual:  Piquet shines

Piquet did not let a red-flag causing rain shower stand in his way as he grabbed a cool pole position for Sunday's first race on a damp track, before securing a front row slow alongside pole man Clivio Piccione for the second race.

But while it all went right for Piquet, Carroll was left massively disappointed as he slumped to sixth on the grid for the first race and 10th for the second. Needing to outscore Piquet by five points in Sunday's first race to keep his hopes alive until the series finale later in the afternoon, he faces a tough task.

"I've got absolutely nothing to say," declared the P1 Motorsport driver after qualifying. "To say it is a bad day is an understatement."

In fact, Carroll is likely to come under pressure from James Rossiter to keep hold of the runner-up spot in the title chase. Rossiter starts second and fourth on Sunday.



Pos Driver Chassis-engine Time
1 Nelson A Piquet Dallara-Mugen-Honda 41.929s
2 James Rossiter Dallara-Opel Spiess 42.069s
3 Clivio Piccione Dallara Mugen-Honda 42.136
4 Danny Watts Lola-Dome Mugen-Honda 42.165s
5 Lucas Di-Grassi Dallara-Renault Sodemo 42.176s
6 Adam Carroll Dallara-Mugen-Honda 42.228s
7 Alvaro Parente Dallara-Mugen-Honda 42.272s
8 Marko Asmer Dallara-Renault Sodemo 42.285s
9 Rob Austin Dallara-Opel Spiess 42.295s
10 Fairuz Fauzy Dallara-Mugen-Honda 42.304s


Pos Driver Chassis-engine Time
1 Clivio Piccione Dallara-Mugen-Honda 42.334s
2 Nelson A Piquet Dallara-Mugen-Honda 42.360s
3 Lucas Di-Grassi Dallara-Renault Sodemo 42.424s
4 James Rossiter Dallara Opel Spiess 42.447s
5 Danny Watts Lola-Dome Mugen-Honda 42.468s
6 Alvaro Parente Dallara-Mugen-Honda 42.505s
7 Danilo Dirani Dallara-Mugen-Honda 42.580s
8 Fairuz Fauzy Dallara-Mugen-Honda 42.631s
9 Marko Asmer Dallara-Renault Sodemo 42.639s
10 Adam Carroll Dallara-Mugen-Honda 42.653s

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