Qualifying 1: Van der Merwe takes pole

British Formula 3 Championship leader Alan van der Merwe set pole position for the third round of the series at Snetterton today (Saturday)

Qualifying 1: Van der Merwe takes pole

The South African lapped his Carlin Motorsport Dallara-Mugen in 1m01.845s, the only driver to dip below the 62-sec bracket in the session, which was held in bitterly cold weather conditions. Nelson Angelo Piquet (Piquet Sports) was next up, just pipping the Carlin entries of Richard Antinucci and Ronnie Bremer.

Adam Carroll could be the star of the weekend, however, having dragged the erstwhile recalcitrant Lola-Dome chassis up to a stunning fifth on the grid for race one. Danny Watts was sixth quickest for Hitech Racing, which welcomes back Eric Salignon after illness this weekend (he was only 19th, however), ahead of Donington Park pacesetter Jamie Green (Carlin).


1 Alan van der Merwe (Carlin) Dallara-Mugen 1m01.845s
2 Nelson Angelo Piquet (Piquet Sports) Dallara-Mugen 1m02.079s
3 Richard Antinucci (Carlin) Dallara-Mugen 1m.02.102s
4 Ronnie Bremer (Carlin) Dallara-Mugen 1m02.183s
5 Adam Carroll (Sweeney) Lola-Opel 1m02.202s
6 Danny Watts (Hitech) Dallara-Renault 1m02.307s
7 Jamie Green (Carlin) Dallara-Mugen 1m02.316s
8 Rob Austin (Menu) Dallara-Opel 1m02.320s
9 Robert Dahlgren (Fortec) Dallara-Renault 1m02.378s
10 Ernani Judice (Promatecme) Dallara-Mugen 1m02.458s


1 Christian England (Promatecme) Dallara-Mugen 1m02.475s
2 Steven Kane (T-Sport) Dallara-Mugen 1m02.602s
3 Ivor McCullough (Meritus) Dallara-Mugen 1m02.703s

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