Championship contenders Jack Doohan topped the final qualifying session as the Australian driver snatched the provisional pole away from his Trident teammate, Clement Novalak, in second.
Jack Doohan leads the qualifying session in the final round of the FIA Formula 3. He strengthened the championship battle by taking the pole position after struggling to finish inside the top 10 in free practice.
Doohan had a blistering lap as he leaps up to pole position with a 1:54.514, beating his teammate Clement Novalak in the final moments of the 45 minutes session, going 0.02s quicker than the second-placed Novalak.
HWA Racelab’s rookie, Johnathan Hoggard, made it inside the top three completing the session with his best qualifying performance to finish in third.
The ART pairing, Frederik Vesti and Juan Manuel Correa, ended the session in fourth and fifth fastest, respectively. Correa managed to prove his personal best of the season as he rounded out the top 5.
Campos Racing’s Lorenzo Colombo was sixth ahead of the Russian driver Alexander Smolyar claiming the seventh position for the third ART driver on his home soil.
Caio Collet was the first driver to lead the pack before the red flag came out after Carlin’s Jonny Edgar incident, delaying the session to start 14 minutes from the scheduled time.
The MP Motorsport driver dropped down to eighth fastest, with the championship leader Dennis Hauger in ninth, not pleased with the unsuccessful flying lap of the session.
Hitech’s Jak Crawford secured the final position inside the top 10, ahead of Charouz Racing’s Logan Sargeant and the reversed pole-sitter for Race 1 Victor Martins.
The first race of the Russian Grand Prix will start today at 5.25 PM local time due to an uncertain weather forecast.
|5||Juan Manuel Correa||1:54.755|
|25||Tjimen Van Der Helm||1:56.525|