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Beckmann edges Hubert in Monza qualifying for second straight GP3 pole

by Kyran Gibbons

Zak Mauger / GP3 Series Media Service

David Beckmann edged championship leader Anthoine Hubert in a frantic qualifying session to claim a second consecutive GP3 Series pole position in only his third weekend with Trident.

Hubert’s ART Grand Prix team-mate and title rival Nikita Mazepin was fastest after the first runs, and entering the second part of the 30-minute session, Mazepin looked likely to retain pole as rain started to fall.

However, the shower cleared with four minutes?remaining and times began to improve, with?Hubert vaulting from seventh to the top of the times, eclipsing the entire field by 0.506s.

Beckmann, who entered his final run in fifth position, was able to overhaul Hubert’s advantage with three personal best sector times to snatch pole by 0.011s.

Struggling in the closing stages, long-standing timesheet topper Mazepin ended up only 11th.

Setting the session best time through the short first sector, Leonardo Pulcini lost time in the second split. He qualified his Campos Racing-prepared car in third, despite sitting as low as 13th until late on.

Juan Manuel Correa recorded his best qualifying of the season in fourth place for Jenzer Motorsport, having factored towards the top of the times throughout the session.

His team-mate Tatianna Calderon topped a 10-minute practice session immediately prior to qualifying – organised as a result of the morning session being rained off – and was in contention for pole position late-on. However, she lost time in the final sector on her lap, ending up eighth as a result.

Calderon was beaten by Trident’s Giuliano Alesi, ART’s Callum Illot and Trident’s Ryan Tveter, in fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.

Tveter did set the pace after the opening laps in the session but gradually slipped out of contention. He also had a lap blocked by a recovering Devlin DeFrancesco after the Della Roggia chicane.

Trident’s Pedro Piquet could manage only ninth. He set a personal best in sector one on his final lap of the session before he locked up into the Roggia and lost the lap.


Qualifying results
Pos Name Team Time
1 David Beckmann Trident 1m37.959s
2 Anthoine Hubert ART Grand Prix +0.011s
3 Leonardo Pulcini Campos Racing +0.199s
4 Juan Manuel Correa Jenzer Motorsport +0.222s
5 Giuliano Alesi Trident +0.244s
6 Callum Ilott ART Grand Prix +0.296s
7 Ryan Tveter Trident +0.330s
8 Tatiana Calderon Jenzer Motorsport +0.374s
9 Pedro Piquet Trident +0.449s
10 Niko Kari MP Motorsport +0.528s
11 Nikita Mazepin ART Grand Prix +0.627s
12 Jake Hughes ART Grand Prix +0.661s
13 Jannes Fittje Jenzer Motorsport +0.789s
14 Simo Laaksonen Campos Racing +0.891s
15 Joey Mawson Arden International +0.937s
16 Richard Verschoor MP Motorsport +1.006s
17 Gabriel Aubry Arden International +1.076s
18 Diego Menchaca Campos Racing +1.090s
19 Julien Falchero Arden International +1.150s
20 Devlin DeFrancesco MP Motorsport +1.676s