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“FIA F3: Marciello and Kvyat take Hockenheim poles.”

May 3, 2013

© FIA.

© FIA.

Raffaele Marciello and Daniil Kvyat secured the share of Formula 3 pole positions at Hockenheim on Friday.

In a damp, but drying session, Marciello immediately took command pushing his Prema Powerteam to the top of the times, ahead of teammates Alex Lynn and Lucas Auer.

For a portion of the twenty minutes, the trio swapped quick times, only for Marciello to set a time of 1:33.623, leaving him beyond his rivals in the later stages.

Marciello was content with his performance, although was irked that he could not make it three poles for three. “In first qualifying, the car was great and I am happy with my two pole positions. In the second part, however, I had some problems with my car and therefore, it didn’t go so well anymore. That is a pity, but when I win the two races in which I am starting from pole, I have scored a lot of points, too.”

Lynn and Auer cemented their positions in 2nd and 3rd respectively, fending off EuroInternational’s Tom Blomqvist (4th).
Fortec’s Felix Serralles showed improved qualifying pace to assume 5th ahead of Sven Muller (ma-con, a very respectable 6th), Eddie Cheever (Prema, 7th), Jordan King (Carlin, 8th), Josh Hill (Fortec, 9th) and Kvyat (Carlin, 10th)
Championship contender Felix Rosenqvist (Mücke Motorsport) ended the session a disappointing 12th.

Marciello also took top spot for race two when second-fastest times were taken into account. The Italian will lead Blomqvist (2nd), Auer (3rd), Serralles (4th), Muller (5th) and Hill (6th).
Lynn was one of many drivers to have a faster lap disqualified for breaking track limits. The Englishman will line up 7th, with Dennis van de Laar to his right. Cheever (9th) and Rosenqvist (10th) filled out the fifth row.

A late, late effort by Kvyat denied King pole for the final race. Auer had led the session for the most part, before being toppled by a stellar effort from Carlin rookie King.
Just as the Englishman powered across the line, Rosenqvist spun out at the Nordkurve following his quickest lap, bringing out a brief red flag.

With six minutes remaining, it was a red flag that caught many out, their Hankook tyres having already had one bite taken from them. Come the restart, only Kvyat could go purple, taking with it a narrow pole and delighting the Carlin team in the process. “It is a very special feeling for me. To beat the guys who have such a great amount of experience here is an amazing feeling, I’m really happy,” beamed the 19-year-old.
Kvyat also noted, “The first session was very tricky and I didn’t feel very confident. We saw that we definitely had pace, so we decided to put on another set [of tyres] and here is the pole. Tomorrow I just have to have some fun in the races, but whatever I do I always aim to win. That’s what my sponsors expect from me – I had to come here and show that I am straight on it and I did that quite well.”

King remained 2nd, with Auer 3rd, Rosenqvist 4th and Serralles 5th, continuing his positive weekend so far. Lynn’s session was not ideal, as he secured 6th, just 0.012s clear of Prema teammate Eddie Cheever III, while Hill (8th), Blomqvist (9th) and a disappointed Marciello rounded out the top ten.

2013 FIA European F3 Championship (Rd 3, Grid for race one)
Pos  Driver              Team/Car                        Time       Gap
 1.  Raffaele Marciello  Prema Dallara-Merc              1m33.623s
 2.  Alex Lynn           Prema Dallara-Merc              1m33.745s  + 0.122s
 3.  Lucas Auer          Prema Dallara-Merc              1m33.776s  + 0.153s
 4.  Tom Blomqvist       Eurointernational Dallara-Merc  1m33.832s  + 0.209s
 5.  Felix Serralles     Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m33.841s  + 0.218s
 6.  Sven Muller         Ma-con Dallara-VW               1m33.974s  + 0.351s
 7.  Eddie Cheever       Prema Dallara-Merc              1m34.045s  + 0.422s
 8.  Jordan King         Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.109s  + 0.486s
 9.  Josh Hill           Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m34.153s  + 0.530s
10.  Daniil Kvyat        Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.206s  + 0.583s
11.  Harry Tincknell     Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.246s  + 0.623s
12.  Felix Rosenqvist    Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m34.329s  + 0.706s
13.  Will Buller         T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          1m34.369s  + 0.746s
14.  Roy Nissany         Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m34.424s  + 0.801s
15.  Dennis van de Laar  Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       1m34.451s  + 0.828s
16.  Mans Grenhagen      Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       1m34.504s  + 0.881s
17.  Nicholas Latifi     Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.560s  + 0.937s
18.  Mitchell Gilbert    Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m34.630s  + 1.007s
19.  Pipo Derani         Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m34.938s  + 1.315s
20.  Spike Goddard       T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          1m35.110s  + 1.487s
21.  Antonio Giovinazzi  Double R Dallara-Merc           1m35.225s  + 1.602s
22.  Jann Mardenborough  Carlin Dallara-VW               1m35.281s  + 1.658s
23.  Andre Rudersdorf    Ma-con Dallara-VW               1m35.363s  + 1.740s
24.  Michael Lewis       Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m35.411s  + 1.788s
25.  Ed Jones            Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m35.667s  + 2.044s
26.  Sean Gelael         Double R Dallara-Merc           1m35.680s  + 2.057s
27.  Lucas Wolf          URD Dallara-Merc                1m35.842s  + 2.219s
28.  Sandro Zeller       Zeller Dallara-Merc             1m36.063s  + 2.440s
29.  Tatiana Calderon    Double R Dallara-Merc           1m36.589s  + 2.966s


2013 FIA European F3 Championship (Rd 3, Grid for race two)
Pos  Driver              Team/Car                        Time       Gap
 1.  Raffaele Marciello  Prema Dallara-Merc              1m33.685s
 2.  Tom Blomqvist       Eurointernational Dallara-Merc  1m33.938s  + 0.253s
 3.  Lucas Auer          Prema Dallara-Merc              1m34.015s  + 0.330s
 4.  Felix Serralles     Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m34.040s  + 0.355s
 5.  Sven Muller         Ma-con Dallara-VW               1m34.094s  + 0.409s
 6.  Josh Hill           Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m34.214s  + 0.529s
 7.  Alex Lynn           Prema Dallara-Merc              1m34.288s  + 0.603s
 8.  Dennis van de Laar  Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       1m34.476s  + 0.791s
 9.  Eddie Cheever       Prema Dallara-Merc              1m34.486s  + 0.801s
10.  Felix Rosenqvist    Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m34.526s  + 0.841s
11.  Daniil Kvyat        Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.541s  + 0.856s
12.  Jordan King         Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.549s  + 0.864s
13.  Harry Tincknell     Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.590s  + 0.905s
14.  Will Buller         T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          1m34.600s  + 0.915s
15.  Roy Nissany         Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m34.637s  + 0.952s
16.  Mitchell Gilbert    Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m34.709s  + 1.024s
17.  Nicholas Latifi     Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.782s  + 1.097s
18.  Mans Grenhagen      Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       1m34.881s  + 1.196s
19.  Pipo Derani         Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m35.104s  + 1.419s
20.  Spike Goddard       T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          1m35.271s  + 1.586s
21.  Jann Mardenborough  Carlin Dallara-VW               1m35.330s  + 1.645s
22.  Andre Rudersdorf    Ma-con Dallara-VW               1m35.556s  + 1.871s
23.  Antonio Giovinazzi  Double R Dallara-Merc           1m35.593s  + 1.908s
24.  Lucas Wolf          URD Dallara-Merc                1m35.869s  + 2.184s
25.  Michael Lewis       Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m35.946s  + 2.261s
26.  Edward Jones        Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m36.076s  + 2.391s
27.  Sean Gelael         Double R Dallara-Merc           1m36.260s  + 2.575s
28.  Sandro Zeller       Zeller Dallara-Merc             1m36.560s  + 2.875s
29.  Tatiana Calderon    Double R Dallara-Merc           1m36.942s  + 3.257s


2013 FIA European F3 Championship (Rd 3, Grid for race three)
Pos  Driver              Team/Car                        Time       Gap
 1.  Daniil Kvyat        Carlin Dallara-VW               1m33.367s
 2.  Jordan King         Carlin Dallara-VW               1m33.418s  + 0.051s
 3.  Lucas Auer          Prema Dallara-Merc              1m33.486s  + 0.119s
 4.  Felix Rosenqvist    Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m33.536s  + 0.169s
 5.  Felix Serralles     Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m33.574s  + 0.207s
 6.  Alex Lynn           Prema Dallara-Merc              1m33.583s  + 0.216s
 7.  Eddie Cheever       Prema Dallara-Merc              1m33.595s  + 0.228s
 8.  Josh Hill           Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m33.623s  + 0.256s
 9.  Tom Blomqvist       Eurointernational Dallara-Merc  1m33.641s  + 0.274s
10.  Raffaele Marciello  Prema Dallara-Merc              1m33.718s  + 0.351s
11.  Sven Muller         Ma-con Dallara-VW               1m33.737s  + 0.370s
12.  Harry Tincknell     Carlin Dallara-VW               1m33.772s  + 0.405s
13.  Will Buller         T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          1m33.854s  + 0.487s
14.  Mans Grenhagen      Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       1m33.983s  + 0.616s
15.  Nicholas Latifi     Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.077s  + 0.710s
16.  Jann Mardenborough  Carlin Dallara-VW               1m34.172s  + 0.805s
17.  Roy Nissany         Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m34.387s  + 1.020s
18.  Pipo Derani         Fortec Dallara-Merc             1m34.406s  + 1.039s
19.  Antonio Giovinazzi  Double R Dallara-Merc           1m34.487s  + 1.120s
20.  Michael Lewis       Mucke Dallara-Merc              1m34.719s  + 1.352s
21.  Lucas Wolf          URD Dallara-Merc                1m34.792s  + 1.425s
22.  Andre Rudersdorf    Ma-con Dallara-VW               1m34.904s  + 1.537s
23.  Dennis van de Laar  Van Amersfoort Dallara-VW       1m34.905s  + 1.538s
24.  Sandro Zeller       Zeller Dallara-Merc             1m34.934s  + 1.567s
25.  Spike Goddard       T-Sport Dallara-Nissan          1m35.024s  + 1.657s
26.  Sean Gelael         Double R Dallara-Merc           1m35.276s  + 1.909s
27.  Tatiana Calderon    Double R Dallara-Merc           1m36.133s  + 2.766s
28.  Ed Jones            Fortec Dallara-Merc             {no time}
29.  Mitchell Gilbert    Mucke Dallara-Merc              {no time}
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