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.
|Pos.||Driver||Team||Group A||Group B|
|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|
|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|
|10||Anthoine Hubert||Van Amersfoort Racing||1:22.513|
|12||David Beckmann||kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport||1:23.050|
|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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