Webb fastest in Spa F3 qualifying

Championship contenders Oliver Webb and Jean-Eric Vergne will start on the front row for tomorrow's British Formula 3 race at Spa after topping today's qualifying

Webb fastest in Spa F3 qualifying

Vergne and Carlin team-mate James Calado set the pace for much of the dry session, with points leader Vergne recording a 2m14.496s effort before everyone came in to change tyres for a second run.

Hitech's Gabriel Dias briefly jumped to second before Adderley Fong stopped out on the circuit and brought out the red flags. That left just five minutes for a final effort, and many drivers went faster in the closing moments.

Calado improved to 2m15.059s, but was bumped back to fifth by the flying Fortec pair of Webb and Daniel McKenzie.

Webb recorded 2m14.476s to pip Vergne, who did not improve, and top the session. McKenzie was half a second slower than the title rivals, who clashed last time out at Rockingham, but was still fast enough to push Dias out of third.

Behind Calado, Prema's Daniel Juncadella was the best of the F3 Euro Series runners in sixth after a late charge.

Vergne's pace earlier in the session - he was the only man to dip under 2m15s more than once - means he will start the first race today from pole, with the grid for that round decided by drivers' second-fastest times in qualifying.

Race one grid: Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap 1. Jean-Eric Vergne Carlin D/V 2m14.676s 2. James Calado Carlin D/V 2m15.067s + 0.391s 3. Oli Webb Fortec D/M 2m15.083s + 0.407s 4. Gabriel Dias Hitech D/V 2m15.147s + 0.471s 5. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Carlin D/V 2m15.423s + 0.747s 6. Daniel McKenzie Fortec D/M 2m15.454s + 0.778s 7. Felipe Nasr Raikkonen Robertson D/M 2m15.720s + 1.044s 8. Carlos Huertas Raikkonen Robertson D/M 2m15.883s + 1.207s 9. Adriano Buzaid Carlin D/V 2m15.924s + 1.248s 10. Hywel Lloyd CF/Manor D/M 2m15.943s + 1.267s 11. Lucas Foresti Carlin D/V 2m15.969s + 1.293s 12. Carlos Munoz Mucke D/M 2m16.044s + 1.368s 13. William Buller Hitech D/V 2m16.071s + 1.395s 14. Alexander Sims ART D/M 2m16.072s + 1.396s 15. Daniel Juncadella Prema D/M 2m16.214s + 1.538s 16. Nathanael Berthon ART D/M 2m16.367s + 1.691s 17. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin D/V 2m16.445s + 1.769s 18. Jim Pla ART D/M 2m16.574s + 1.898s 19. Daisuke Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson D/M 2m16.334s + 1.658s 20. Jay Bridger Litespeed D/M 2m16.009s + 1.333s 21. Nicolas Marroc Prema D/M 2m17.261s + 2.585s 22. Alex Brundle T-Sport D/V 2m17.275s + 2.599s 23. Menasheh Idafar T-Sport D/H 2m17.526s + 2.850s 24. James Cole T-Sport D/H 2m17.598s + 2.922s 25. Adderly Fong Sino Vision D/M 2m18.334s + 3.658s 26. Maxim Snegirev Fortec D/M 2m18.742s + 4.066s 
Race three grid: Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap 1. Oli Webb Fortec D/M 2m14.476s 2. Jean-Eric Vergne Carlin D/V 2m14.496s + 0.020s 3. Daniel McKenzie Fortec D/M 2m14.946s + 0.470s 4. Gabriel Dias Hitech D/V 2m14.969s + 0.493s 5. James Calado Carlin D/V 2m15.059s + 0.583s 6. Daniel Juncadella Prema D/M 2m15.093s + 0.617s 7. Rupert Svendsen-Cook Carlin D/V 2m15.338s + 0.862s 8. Felipe Nasr Raikkonen Robertson D/M 2m15.568s + 1.092s 9. William Buller Hitech D/V 2m15.635s + 1.159s 10. Carlos Huertas Raikkonen Robertson D/M 2m15.762s + 1.286s 11. Adriano Buzaid Carlin D/V 2m15.769s + 1.293s 12. Lucas Foresti Carlin D/V 2m15.813s + 1.337s 13. Hywel Lloyd CF/Manor D/M 2m15.824s + 1.348s 14. Nathanael Berthon ART D/M 2m15.865s + 1.389s 15. Carlos Munoz Mucke D/M 2m15.900s + 1.424s 16. Alexander Sims ART D/M 2m15.903s + 1.427s 17. Jay Bridger Litespeed D/M 2m16.009s + 1.533s 18. Jazeman Jaafar Carlin D/V 2m16.133s + 1.657s 19. Jim Pla ART D/M 2m16.170s + 1.694s 20. Daisuke Nakajima Raikkonen Robertson D/M 2m16.347s + 1.871s 21. James Cole T-Sport D/H 2m16.510s + 2.034s 22. Nicolas Marroc Prema D/M 2m16.797s + 2.321s 23. Menasheh Idafar T-Sport D/H 2m16.827s + 2.351s 24. Alex Brundle T-Sport D/V 2m17.076s + 2.600s 25. Adderly Fong Sino Vision D/M 2m18.112s + 3.636s 26. Maxim Snegirev Fortec D/M 2m18.473s + 3.997s 
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