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Pau F3: Russell, Lorandi take poles in second qualifying

Pau F3: Russell, Lorandi take poles in second qualifying

George Russell and Alessio Lorandi will start Races 2 and 3 at Pau from pole position, both set to do so for the first time in their respective European F3 tenures.

Just like in the first qualifying session, Russell topped his group, his effort quick enough to beat the earlier session's benchmark of Callum Ilott.

The Hitech driver grabbed the lead in the last possible second from Sergio Sette Camara, the Brazilian himself surpassing Lorandi only after the chequered flag.

Ilott, pace-setter in Group B, will complete an all-British front row, beating Race 1 pole-sitter Lance Stroll by two tenths.

The Williams-protege will start fourth as a result, ahead of teammate Nick Cassidy, who shares the third row with Lorandi.

Ralf Aron put a third Prema car into the top seven, while the Italian squad's final driver, championship leader Maximilian Gunther, will only start 19th after crashing out early on.

Mucke's Mikkel Jensen, Hungaroring race winner Ben Barnicoat and Anthoine Hubert will complete the top 10.

The grid of the weekend's final race, determined by the second-best times, will see Lorandi on pole alongside Stroll.

Sette Camara will once again be third, ahead of Cassidy, Race 2's front row Russell and Ilott, Barnicoat, Jensen, Ryan Tveter and Hubert.

Qualifying times

Pos.DriverTeamGroup AGroup B
1  George Russell  HitechGP 1:21.281  
2  Callum Ilott  Van Amersfoort Racing   1:21.708
3  Sérgio Sette Câmara  Motopark 1:21.371  
4  Lance Stroll Prema Powerteam   1:21.968
5  Alessio Lorandi  Carlin 1:21.530  
6  Nick Cassidy  Prema Powerteam   1:22.200
7  Ralf Aron  Prema Powerteam 1:21.638  
8  Mikkel Jensen  kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 1:22.370
9  Ben Barnicoat  HitechGP 1:21.667  
10  Anthoine Hubert  Van Amersfoort Racing   1:22.513
11  Ryan Tveter  Carlin 1:21.869  
12  David Beckmann  kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport 1:23.050
13  Joel Eriksson  Motopark 1:21.920  
14  Niko Kari  Motopark   1:23.474
15  Nikita Mazepin  HitechGP 1:22.283  
16  Pedro Piquet Van Amersfoort Racing   1:24.050
17  Harrison Newey Van Amersfoort Racing 1:22.933  
18  Arjun Maini  ThreeBond with T-Sport 1:25.877
19  Maximilian Günther  Prema Powerteam 1:22.938  
20  Guanyu Zhou Motopark   No Time
21  Zhi Cong Li Carlin 1:23.658  
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Series Formula European Masters
Event Pau
Location Circuit de Pau
Author David Gruz