Mitch Evans will start race seven of the 2012 GP3 Series at Silverstone from pole position in his MW Arden-run car.
The Kiwi nailed a stunning lap of 1m51.892s around Silverstone, which was over 0.3 seconds fastest than his opposition, led by his title rival Aaro Vainio of Lotus GP. Evans's second pole in succession earns him four points, which means he doubles his point lead over Vainio from four to eight.
Vainio was just 0.017s quicker than Carlin's Antonio Felix da Costa. Arden's Mathias Laine will join him on the second row, followed by the remaining Lotus-run cars of Connor Daly and Daniel Abt.
Valencia race two winner Patric Niederhauser suffered a torrid session, spinning at Club and only managing 19th on the grid.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Mitch Evans MW Arden 1m51.892s 2. Aaro Vainio Lotus 1m52.216s + 0.324s 3. Antonio Felix da Costa Carlin 1m52.233s + 0.341s 4. Matias Laine MW Arden 1m52.332s + 0.440s 5. Conor Daly Lotus 1m52.519s + 0.627s 6. Daniel Abt Lotus 1m52.543s + 0.651s 7. Kevin Ceccon Ocean 1m52.572s + 0.680s 8. Will Buller Carlin 1m52.648s + 0.756s 9. Kotaro Sakurai Status 1m52.807s + 0.915s 10. David Fumanelli MW Arden 1m52.921s + 1.029s 11. Tamas Pal Kiss Atech CRS 1m52.930s + 1.038s 12. Alex Brundle Carlin 1m53.133s + 1.241s 13. Tio Ellinas Manor 1m53.536s + 1.644s 14. Facu Regalia Jenzer 1m53.549s + 1.657s 15. Giovanni Venturini Trident 1m53.624s + 1.732s 16. Vicky Piria Trident 1m53.769s + 1.877s 17. Alice Powell Status 1m53.852s + 1.960s 18. Robert Visoiu Jenzer 1m53.861s + 1.969s 19. Patric Niederhauser Jenzer 1m53.893s + 2.001s 20. Dmitry Suranovich Manor 1m54.324s + 2.432s 21. Antonio Spavone Trident 1m54.339s + 2.447s 22. Fabiano Machado Manor 1m54.427s + 2.535s 23. Fabio Gamberini Atech CRS 1m55.175s + 3.283s 24. Robert Cregan Ocean 1m55.363s + 3.471s 25. Marlon Stockinger Status 1m55.711s + 3.819s 26. Ethen Ringel Atech CRS 1m59.371s + 7.479s 27. Carmen Jorda Ocean 1m59.989s + 8.097s