Also in second qualifying of the FIA Fórmula 3 European Championship at the 5.901 kilometres long Silverstone Grand Prix circuit, nobody was faster than Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam). The Swede, who had already set the fastest time in first qualifying, was 0.061 seconds faster than the best-placed rookie, Charles Leclerc (Van Amersfoort Racing). George Russell (Carlin) and Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) ended up third and fourth and will be starting from the second row on the grid for the second race at Silverstone. In the ranking of the second-fastest laps, used to determine the starting grid positions for the third race of the weekend, Rosenqvist also secured first place from Leclerc, Giovinazzi and Russell.
Starting grid race 2
The second half of the qualifying session saw a duel between Felix Rosenqvist (1:51s087) and Charles Leclerc (1:51s148) for pole position for the second race of the weekend. Initially, the Swede was in front, but then, the Monegasque rookie outpaced him, only to be toppled by Rosenqvist again soon after that. Behind rookie driver George Russell (1:51s448) and seasoned Antonio Giovinazzi (1:51s458), rookie driver Alexander Albon (Signature, 1:51s550) claimed fifth place from Brandon Maïsano (Prema Powerteam, 1:51s755). The duo of Prema drivers Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam, 1:51s781) and Lance Stroll (Prema Powerteam, 1:51s808) will be on the fourth row from Gustavo Menezes (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, 1:51s982) and Ryan Tveter (Carlin, 1:52s042).
Starting grid race 3
Rosenqvist (1:51s198) again showed that he is doing well at the British Fórmula 1 track in the ranking of the second-fastest laps, in which he was 0.291 seconds clear of Leclerc (1:51s489). Giovinazzi (1:51s537), Russell (1:51s543), Albon (1:51s688), Maïsano (1:51s877), Dennis (1:51s924), Stroll (1:51s953), Menezes (1:52s006) and Callum Ilott (Carlin, 1:52s081) rounded out the top ten.
Felix Rosenqvist (Prema Powerteam): “I am really glad that I have also managed to claim pole position for the second and the third race of the weekend. I have never been this good in qualifying for the FIA Fórmula 3 European Championship before. Initially, I concentrated on finding a clear lap and then I did my utmost. After all, I knew that my car was good enough for a good position and the only thing I had to do is make it happen. And fortunately, that is what I did”.