Former title contender Jimmy Eriksson scored his second pole position of the GP3 Series season at Monza on Saturday morning.
Koiranen GP racer Eriksson, who has only scored seven points in the last seven races and tumbled to fifth in the standings, scooped the four on offer for pole to restart his feint title hopes. He lapped the Italian Grand Prix venue in 1m38.195s.
Points leader Alex Lynn had looked poised to grab the top spot in the dying seconds for Carlin, and was 0.27 seconds faster than Eriksson's time at the second split, but Alex Fontana's crash at the Parabolica forced him to abort the lap.
Lynn will start sixth, after leading the times for much of the session, one place behind closest title rival Richie Stanaway of Status GP. The latter was caught on camera doing some suspicious weaving with another car in close proximity, which the stewards might be interested in.
ART's Dino Zamparelli continued his impressive recent form with second on the grid, a third of a second off Eriksson's pole time, with fellow Brits Nick Yelloly, who was on pole with three minutes left, and Carlin's Emil Bernstorff next up.
Robert Visoiu will start seventh, ahead of Marvin Kirchhofer (who baulked Lynn on his second run), Patrick Kujala and Dean Stoneman.
|1||Jimmy Eriksson||Koiranen GP||1m38.195s||-|
|2||Dino Zamparelli||ART Grand Prix||1m38.503s||0.308s|
|3||Nick Yelloly||Status Grand Prix||1m38.536s||0.341s|
|5||Richie Stanaway||Status Grand Prix||1m38.636s||0.441s|
|7||Robert Vișoiu||Arden International||1m38.668s||0.473s|
|8||Marvin Kirchhofer||ART Grand Prix||1m38.680s||0.485s|
|9||Patrick Kujala||Marussia Manor Racing||1m38.682s||0.487s|
|10||Dean Stoneman||Marussia Manor Racing||1m38.685s||0.490s|
|11||Matheo Tuscher||Jenzer Motorsport||1m38.714s||0.519s|
|12||Alex Fontana||ART Grand Prix||1m38.776s||0.581s|
|13||Jann Mardenborough||Arden International||1m38.788s||0.593s|
|14||Kevin Ceccon||Jenzer Motorsport||1m38.931s||0.736s|
|15||Pal Varhaug||Jenzer Motorsport||1m38.998s||0.803s|
|17||Patric Niederhauser||Arden International||1m39.245s||1.050s|
|18||Nelson Mason||Hilmer Motorsport||1m39.260s||1.065s|
|20||Luis Jorge Sa Silva||Carlin||1m39.303s||1.108s|
|22||Riccardo Agostini||Hilmer Motorsport||1m39.353s||1.158s|
|23||Alfonso Celis||Status Grand Prix||1m39.364s||1.169s|
|24||Ryan Cullen||Marussia Manor Racing||1m39.412s||1.217s|
|25||Santiago Urrutia||Koiranen GP||1m39.599s||1.404s|
|26||Sebastian Balthasar||Hilmer Motorsport||1m39.674s||1.479s|
|27||Carmen Jorda||Koiranen GP||1m41.413s||3.218s|