Cassidy qualifies third in Euro F3 debut for Prema

Lotus F1 junior Alexander Albon secured pole for the second Algarve European Formula 3 Championship race, while race three will feature Felix Rosenqvist starting at the front.

Signature racer Albon took his third pole of the season after battling with the dominant quartet from Prema Powerteam, beating Rosenqvist by just 0.027 seconds.

Though beaten to the outright fastest time, Rosenqvist arguably had the better session as he followed up his race-two second place with pole for the finale, thanks to a string of consistent laps, while Albon could only 12th for race three.

Rosenqvist also outpaced the rest of the Prema line-up, starting race two ahead of team-mates Nick Cassidy and Lance Stroll, with race one polesitter Jake Dennis rounding off the top five on the grid.

Prema fills first to third for race three with Rosenqvist leading Stroll and Dennis.

The fourth Prema car of Cassidy meanwhile will start 15th in the final race, with Antonio Giovinazzi suffering a similar fate.

The championship leader’s best time secured him sixth in race two, but he will start 16th in the following.

George Russell benefited from their inconsistency and will start eighth and fourth, while Gustavo Menezes and Pietro Fittipaldi also proved consistent with starts of seventh and fifth for Menezes, while Fittipaldi took 10th and ninth.

Serge Sette Camara again impressed in qualifying, taking seventh behind Mikkel Jensen and placing ahead of Markus Pommer.

Albon’s team-mate Dorian Boccolacci secured a top 10 berth in race two with ninth, while Callum Ilott will start 10th in the third.

Charles Leclerc’s hopes of closing on Rosenqvist and Giovinazzi in the standings took a setback as he grabbed a brace of 11th place starts.

RACE TWO QUALIFYING:

PosDriverTeamCarTimeGap
1Alexander AlbonSignatureDallara/Volkswagen1m41.976s
2Felix RosenqvistPrema PowerteamDallara/Mercedes1m42.003s0.027s
3Nick CassidyPrema PowerteamDallara/Mercedes1m42.066s0.090s
4Lance StrollPrema PowerteamDallara/Mercedes1m42.070s0.094s
5Jake DennisPrema PowerteamDallara/Mercedes1m42.135s0.159s
6Antonio GiovinazziJagonya Ayam with CarlinDallara/Volkswagen1m42.171s0.195s
7Gustavo MenezesJagonya Ayam with CarlinDallara/Volkswagen1m42.230s0.254s
8George RussellCarlinDallara/Volkswagen1m42.291s0.315s
9Dorian BoccolacciSignatureDallara/Volkswagen1m42.400s0.424s
10Pietro FittipaldiFortec MotorsportsDallara/Mercedes1m42.420s0.444s
11Charles LeclercVan Amersfoort RacingDallara/Volkswagen1m42.474s0.498s
12Callum IlottCarlinDallara/Volkswagen1m42.515s0.539s
13Markus PommerMotoparkDallara/Volkswagen1m42.526s0.550s
14Ryan TveterJagonya Ayam with CarlinDallara/Volkswagen1m42.530s0.554s
15Maximilian GuntherKFZTeile24 Mucke MotorsportDallara/Mercedes1m42.530s0.554s
16Mikkel JensenKFZTeile24 Mucke MotorsportDallara/Mercedes1m42.531s0.555s
17Sergio Sette CamaraMotoparkDallara/Volkswagen1m42.563s0.587s
18Alexander SimsHitechGPDallara/Mercedes1m42.602s0.626s
19Arjun MainiVan Amersfoort RacingDallara/Volkswagen1m42.673s0.697s
20Santino FerrucciKFZTeile24 Mucke MotorsportDallara/Mercedes1m42.767s0.791s
21Michele BerettaKFZTeile24 Mucke MotorsportDallara/Mercedes1m42.820s0.844s
22Alessio LorandiVan Amersfoort RacingDallara/Volkswagen1m42.832s0.856s
23Sam MacLeodMotoparkDallara/Volkswagen1m42.838s0.862s
24Andy ChangFortec MotorsportsDallara/Mercedes1m42.867s0.891s
25Raoul HymanTeam West-Tec F3Dallara/Mercedes1m42.887s0.911s
26Nabil JeffriMotoparkDallara/Volkswagen1m42.918s0.942s
27Julio MorenoThreeBond with T-SportDallara/NBE1m42.987s1.011s
28Tatiana CalderonCarlinDallara/Volkswagen1m43.047s1.071s
29Matt RaoFortec MotorsportsDallara/Mercedes1m43.218s1.242s
30Matt SolomonDouble R RacingDallara/Mercedes1m43.335s1.359s
31Zhi Cong LiFortec MotorsportsDallara/Mercedes1m43.501s1.525s
32Mahaveer RaghunathanMotoparkDallara/Volkswagen1m43.837s1.861s

RACE THREE QUALIFYING:

PosDriverTeamCarTimeGap
1Felix RosenqvistPrema PowerteamDallara/Mercedes1m42.014s
2Lance StrollPrema PowerteamDallara/Mercedes1m42.074s0.060s
3Jake DennisPrema PowerteamDallara/Mercedes1m42.256s0.242s
4George RussellCarlinDallara/Volkswagen1m42.327s0.313s
5Gustavo MenezesJagonya Ayam with CarlinDallara/Volkswagen1m42.370s0.356s
6Mikkel JensenKFZTeile24 Mucke MotorsportDallara/Mercedes1m42.540s0.526s
7Sergio Sette CamaraMotoparkDallara/Volkswagen1m42.564s0.550s
8Markus PommerMotoparkDallara/Volkswagen1m42.592s0.578s
9Pietro FittipaldiFortec MotorsportsDallara/Mercedes1m42.597s0.583s
10Callum IlottCarlinDallara/Volkswagen1m42.647s0.633s
11Charles LeclercVan Amersfoort RacingDallara/Volkswagen1m42.660s0.646s
12Alexander AlbonSignatureDallara/Volkswagen1m42.664s0.650s
13Dorian BoccolacciSignatureDallara/Volkswagen1m42.697s0.683s
14Ryan TveterJagonya Ayam with CarlinDallara/Volkswagen1m42.741s0.727s
15Antonio GiovinazziJagonya Ayam with CarlinDallara/Volkswagen1m42.758s0.744s
16Nick CassidyPrema PowerteamDallara/Mercedes1m42.818s0.804s
17Arjun MainiVan Amersfoort RacingDallara/Volkswagen1m42.828s0.814s
18Maximilian GuntherKFZTeile24 Mucke MotorsportDallara/Mercedes1m42.880s0.866s
19Alexander SimsHitechGPDallara/Mercedes1m42.898s0.884s
20Andy ChangFortec MotorsportsDallara/Mercedes1m42.906s0.892s
21Alessio LorandiVan Amersfoort RacingDallara/Volkswagen1m42.947s0.933s
22Nabil JeffriMotoparkDallara/Volkswagen1m42.959s0.945s
23Santino FerrucciKFZTeile24 Mucke MotorsportDallara/Mercedes1m42.967s0.953s
24Raoul HymanTeam West-Tec F3Dallara/Mercedes1m43.003s0.989s
25Michele BerettaKFZTeile24 Mucke MotorsportDallara/Mercedes1m43.034s1.020s
26Julio MorenoThreeBond with T-SportDallara/NBE1m43.043s1.029s
27Tatiana CalderonCarlinDallara/Volkswagen1m43.167s1.153s
28Matt RaoFortec MotorsportsDallara/Mercedes1m43.249s1.235s
29Matt SolomonDouble R RacingDallara/Mercedes1m43.337s1.323s
30Sam MacLeodMotoparkDallara/Volkswagen1m43.488s1.474s
31Zhi Cong LiFortec MotorsportsDallara/Mercedes1m43.668s1.654s
32Mahaveer RaghunathanMotopark

Cassidy qualifies third in Euro F3 debut for Prema

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