Spielberg European F3: Red Bull star Daniil Kvyat sweeps poles

Red Bull junior driver Daniil Kvyat secured pole position for all three Formula 3 European Championship races at Spielberg with a stunning performance in qualifying

Spielberg European F3: Red Bull star Daniil Kvyat sweeps poles

The Russian teenager topped both wet sessions in his Carlin Dallara-Volkswagen to take pole for races one and three, while his second-best lap of Q1 ensured he will also start race two from the front of the grid.

The battle for pole in Q1 was as tight as ever with category rookie Kvyat - who is not registered as a points-scoring driver this year due to his late series entry - and Felix Rosenqvist swung back and forth.

Mucke driver Rosenqvist's 1m43.865s knocked Kvyat off the top spot by two tenths of a second with three minutes to go, but shortly afterwards Kvyat responded with a 1m43.825s lap - just four hundredths quicker.

Lucas Wolf delivered easily the best qualifying performance of his F3 career to date. The URD driver was third fastest in Q1, but set a Q2 time good enough for a front-row spot in the later race - ahead of Rosenqvist.

Eddie Cheever was surprisingly the best of the Prema drivers in Q1 as he took fourth spot on the race-one grid and added to it with a sixth and a ninth spot for the other races.

Jordan King and Nicholas Latifi will start fifth and sixth for Carlin in race one, the pair improving to third and fifth for Sunday's race.

The big disappointment of the afternoon was championship leader Raffaele Marciello, who was only fast enough for 13th and 16th spots for Saturday's races.

The Italian rescued a front-row spot for race three, but was almost half a second off Kvyat's pole time.

His British Prema team-mate Alex Lynn fared even worse and will start 17th, 15th and 21st.

Race one qualifying: Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Daniil Kvyat Carlin Dallara-VW 1m43.825s 2. Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m43.865s + 0.040s 3. Lucas Wolf URD Dallara-Merc 1m44.114s + 0.289s 4. Eddie Cheever Prema Dallara-Merc 1m44.282s + 0.457s 5. Jordan King Carlin Dallara-VW 1m44.473s + 0.648s 6. Nicholas Latifi Carlin Dallara-VW 1m44.526s + 0.701s 7. Lucas Auer Prema Dallara-Merc 1m44.630s + 0.805s 8. Harry Tincknell Carlin Dallara-VW 1m44.652s + 0.827s 9. Sven Muller Ma-con Dallara-VW 1m44.694s + 0.869s 10. Josh Hill Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m44.759s + 0.934s 11. Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m44.788s + 0.963s 12. Jann Mardenborough Carlin Dallara-VW 1m44.956s + 1.131s 13. Raffaelle Marciello Prema Dallara-Merc 1m45.008s + 1.183s 14. Michael Lewis Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m45.147s + 1.322s 15. Felix Serralles Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m45.213s + 1.388s 16. Roy Nissany Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m45.257s + 1.432s 17. Alex Lynn Prema Dallara-Merc 1m45.284s + 1.459s 18. Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Dallara-Merc 1m45.644s + 1.819s 19. Tom Blomqvist Eurointernational Dallara-Merc 1m45.668s + 1.843s 20. Pipo Derani Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m45.676s + 1.851s 21. Will Buller Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m45.682s + 1.857s 22. Sandro Zeller Zeller Dallara-Merc 1m46.361s + 2.536s 23. Mans Grenhagen Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m46.562s + 2.737s 24. Andre Rudersdorf Ma-con Dallara-VW 1m46.737s + 2.912s 25. Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m46.891s + 3.066s 26. Tatiana Calderon Double R Dallara-Merc 1m47.159s + 3.334s 27. Sean Gelael Double R Dallara-Merc 1m47.771s + 3.946s 28. Spike Goddard T-Sport Dallara-Nissan 1m51.161s + 7.336s Race two qualifying: Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Daniil Kvyat Carlin Dallara-VW 1m44.052s 2. Lucas Wolf URD Dallara-Merc 1m44.278s + 0.226s 3. Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m44.368s + 0.316s 4. Nicholas Latifi Carlin Dallara-VW 1m44.652s + 0.600s 5. Josh Hill Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m44.785s + 0.733s 6. Eddie Cheever Prema Dallara-Merc 1m44.851s + 0.799s 7. Sven Muller Ma-con Dallara-VW 1m44.875s + 0.823s 8. Harry Tincknell Carlin Dallara-VW 1m44.897s + 0.845s 9. Jordan King Carlin Dallara-VW 1m45.026s + 0.974s 10. Michael Lewis Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m45.438s + 1.386s 11. Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m45.538s + 1.486s 12. Lucas Auer Prema Dallara-Merc 1m45.581s + 1.529s 13. Roy Nissany Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m45.603s + 1.551s 14. Pipo Derani Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m45.684s + 1.632s 15. Alex Lynn Prema Dallara-Merc 1m45.707s + 1.655s 16. Raffaelle Marciello Prema Dallara-Merc 1m45.783s + 1.731s 17. Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Dallara-Merc 1m45.953s + 1.901s 18. Tom Blomqvist Eurointernational Dallara-Merc 1m46.076s + 2.024s 19. Will Buller Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m46.351s + 2.299s 20. Mans Grenhagen Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m46.855s + 2.803s 21. Sandro Zeller Zeller Dallara-Merc 1m47.424s + 3.372s 22. Tatiana Calderon Double R Dallara-Merc 1m47.426s + 3.374s 23. Jann Mardenborough Carlin Dallara-VW 1m47.603s + 3.551s 24. Andre Rudersdorf Ma-con Dallara-VW 1m47.882s + 3.830s 25. Sean Gelael Double R Dallara-Merc 1m47.939s + 3.887s 26. Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m47.943s + 3.891s 27. Felix Serralles Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m48.691s + 4.639s 28. Spike Goddard T-Sport Dallara-Nissan 1m52.020s + 7.968s Race three qualifying: Pos Driver Team/Car Time Gap 1. Daniil Kvyat Carlin Dallara-VW 1m43.956s 2. Raffaelle Marciello Prema Dallara-Merc 1m44.409s + 0.453s 3. Felix Rosenqvist Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m44.509s + 0.553s 4. Jordan King Carlin Dallara-VW 1m45.089s + 1.133s 5. Nicholas Latifi Carlin Dallara-VW 1m45.334s + 1.378s 6. Lucas Wolf URD Dallara-Merc 1m45.367s + 1.411s 7. Jann Mardenborough Carlin Dallara-VW 1m45.605s + 1.649s 8. Harry Tincknell Carlin Dallara-VW 1m45.697s + 1.741s 9. Lucas Auer Prema Dallara-Merc 1m45.758s + 1.802s 10. Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Dallara-Merc 1m45.962s + 2.006s 11. Roy Nissany Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m46.252s + 2.296s 12. Sven Muller Ma-con Dallara-VW 1m46.338s + 2.382s 13. Eddie Cheever Prema Dallara-Merc 1m46.430s + 2.474s 14. Pipo Derani Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m46.664s + 2.708s 15. Will Buller Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m46.728s + 2.772s 16. Tom Blomqvist Eurointernational Dallara-Merc 1m46.843s + 2.887s 17. Mitchell Gilbert Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m47.009s + 3.053s 18. Josh Hill Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m47.021s + 3.065s 19. Michael Lewis Mucke Dallara-Merc 1m47.309s + 3.353s 20. Andre Rudersdorf Ma-con Dallara-VW 1m47.358s + 3.402s 21. Alex Lynn Prema Dallara-Merc 1m47.695s + 3.739s 22. Dennis van de Laar Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m47.713s + 3.757s 23. Felix Serralles Fortec Dallara-Merc 1m47.739s + 3.783s 24. Sean Gelael Double R Dallara-Merc 1m47.761s + 3.805s 25. Mans Grenhagen Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW 1m48.044s + 4.088s 26. Tatiana Calderon Double R Dallara-Merc 1m48.479s + 4.523s 27. Sandro Zeller Zeller Dallara-Merc 1m48.585s + 4.629s 28. Spike Goddard T-Sport Dallara-Nissan 1m48.901s + 4.945s 
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