PREMA Racing’s Logan Sargeant took his third successive FIA Formula 3 pole space in Qualifying at Barcelona, finishing one tenth faster than the repeatedly enhancing HWA RACELAB of Jake Hughes, with Hitech Huge Prix’s Liam Lawson in third, one other 0.1s off.
Temperatures had risen to 30 levels since this morning’s Free Be conscious session, and the autos fed out onto the circuit at the first various.
The grid took their time warming up the tyres and Oscar Piastri came out on top after the first bustle, directly sooner than his title competitors Lawson and Sargeant. The trio maintain been all right throughout the 1m 33.6s mark, separated by less than a tenth of a second.
They took a tour to cool down sooner than going all all over again, but with their rubber already degraded, no person was as soon as ready to beef up on their lap second time spherical.
David Beckmann had struggled on the first stint and was as soon as sat out of doors of the top ten at the midway stage. The Trident racer opted to bustle within the opening, and affirm two deepest finest sectors to soar up to fifth within the relate, handiest losing time within the supreme segment of the phrase.
Alex Peroni and Lirim Zendeli additionally opted to bustle within the opening and maintain been ready to catch the time within the supreme segment of the circuit that Beckmann had misplaced, leaping to first and second. The trio briefly dived again into the pits, but managed a transient turnaround and returned to the phrase with the the rest of the grid for one supreme push.
Hughes enjoyed an especially transient stint on provisional pole sooner than being usurped by the Championship chief, Sargeant, who went one tenth faster with a time of 1: 32.974.
Lawson managed to factual beat out Piastri for third on the supreme bustle, handiest two tenths off the pole-time himself. Sebastián Fernández discovered ample whisk for fifth, sooner than Clément Novalak and Beckmann. Théo Pourchaire, Peroni and Zendeli done the top ten.
Sargeant will strive to enhance his grip at the top of the Drivers’ Championship by changing pole right into a select in Sail 1 tomorrow, at 10.25am native time.