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Jazeman Jaafar tops qualifying at Brands

by Valentin Khorounzhiy

Photo: Stephane Ratel Organization

Series returnee Jazeman Jaafar has topped qualifying on his comeback to British F3, narrowly beating teammate Jordan King to the top of the timesheets over the 30-minute session.

The Briton took an early lead in the session and would stay on top of the timesheets right up to the closing stages of qualifying.

King’s fellow regulars at Carlin also found themselves in the mix for positions at the top, eventually settling in behind the leading duo. Nicholas Latifi took third, while Jann Mardenborough secured fourth in a late run of flyers.

Antonio Giovinazzi was the best out of the non-Carlin runners in fifth. Felipe Guimaraes ran among the Carlin cars early on in the session, but eventually fell out of the leading group, taking sixth ahead of? his teammate Will Buller.

Team West-Tec’s Ed Jones was untouchable in the National Class qualifying, clearing his competitors by almost a second.

Session results
Pos. Driver Team Cl. Time Gap Laps
1 Jazeman Jaafar Carlin INT 1:18.134 16
2 Jordan King Carlin INT 1:18.292 +0.158 14
3 Nicholas Latifi Carlin INT 1:18.500 +0.366 19
4 Jann Mardenborough Carlin INT 1:18.711 +0.577 18
5 Antonio Giovinazzi Double R Racing INT 1:18.847 +0.713 17
6 Felipe Guimaraes Fortec INT 1:19.041 +0.907 18
7 William Buller Fortec INT 1:19.224 +1.090 16
8 Sean Gelael Double R Racing INT 1:20.052 +1.918 18
9 Tatiana Calderon Double R Racing INT 1:20.420 +2.286 16
10 Ed Jones Team West-Tec NAT 1:20.627 +2.493 8
11 Li Zhi Cong Carlin INT 1:21.204 +3.070 13
12 Sun Zheng CF Racing NAT 1:21.478 +3.344 17
13 Cameron Twynham Team West-Tec NAT 1:21.984 +3.850 20
14 Chris Vlok Team West-Tec NAT 1:22.358 +4.224 13