F3 European Championship - Norisring: Leclerc and Albon on pole

The current leader of the F3 European Championship Charles Leclerc (Van Amersfoort Racing) claimed the pole position for tommorow’s first race at 2.3-km long Norisring Circuit in Nuremberg. The pole position in Races 2 and 3 was achieved by Alexander Albon (Signature).

Due to the large number of entries (32 cars) and the short track, the field was split up into two groups for the qualifying levels. The overall fastest driver would get the pole position, while the fastest driver of the other group would line up second on the grid. The other drivers would follow behind the fastest driver of their respective group in the order of their qualifying result. Qualifying was split on two sessions, first for Race 1 and second for Race 2 and 3.


In first qualifying session in Group B, the two Germans Maximilian Günther (kfzteile24 Mücke Motorsport) and Markus Pommer (Motopark) battled it out for the lead with Günther coming out on top.

In Group A, Charles Leclerc moved up into first place with lap time 48.240 and Albon was just 0.009 seconds down on Leclerc. So, the two rookies Leclerc and Günther will be in the front row in tommorrow’s 16th season race.

In the second qualifying session, Albon was the fastest in Group A with lap time 48.099 and earned pole for Race 2. His second best time (48.227) was enough to secure pole position in Race 3.

In Group B, George Russell (Carlin) was fastest and will start from 2nd position in Races 2 and 3. Behind them in Race 2 will be Leclerc and Jake Dennis (Prema Powerteam), while second row in Race 3 will be reserved for Antonio Giovinazzi (Jagonya Ayam with Carlin) and Jake Dennis.


The races are scheduled for Saturday at 11.30 and 18.10 and Sunday at 10.40.

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