Carlin Racing’s Ed Jones will start races one and three of the British Formula Three round at Spa-Francorchamps from pole position.
Jones, who is returning to racing after having been sidelined a back injury in May, was more than eight tenths clear of teammate Sean Gelael and set several laps good enough for pole.
Gelael, who, like Jones, is ineligible for points this weekend, took P2, half a second quicker than F3 returnee Roberto Merhi.
The Spaniard narrowly edged clear of Performance Racing’s John Bryant-Meisner for both of the feature race grids, claiming his spot as the top points-earning driver.
Carlin’s new recruit Sam MacLeod took fifth, almost eighth tenths ahead of current championship leader Martin Cao in sixth.
Nabil Jeffri was seventh, with Peter Li Zhi Cong leading Andy Chang and Matt Rao in eighth.
The qualifying order makes up the lineup for race three, with the first race’s starting grid set by second-best times in the session. For race one, Cong will start ahead of Jeffri, while Indy Dontje managed to leapfrog both Chang and Rao for ninth.
|Race 1||Race 3|
|1||Ed Jones||Carlin||2:14.733||1||Ed Jones||Carlin||2:14.638|
|2||Sean Gelael||Carlin||2:15.511||2||Sean Gelael||Carlin||2:15.494|
|3||Roberto Merhi||Double R Racing||2:16.295||3||Roberto Merhi||Double R Racing||2:16.004|
|4||John Bryant-Meisner||Performance Racing||2:16.296||4||John Bryant-Meisner||Performance Racing||2:16.115|
|5||Sam MacLeod||Carlin||2:16.735||5||Sam MacLeod||Carlin||2:16.136|
|6||Martin Cao||Fortec Motorsport||2:17.279||6||Martin Cao||Fortec Motorsport||2:16.901|
|7||Li Zhi Cong||Carlin||2:17.509||7||Nabil Jeffri||Motopark||2:17.100|
|8||Nabil Jeffri||Motopark||2:17.538||8||Li Zhi Cong||Carlin||2:17.361|
|9||Indy Dontje||Motopark||2:17.639||9||Andy Chang||Double R Racing||2:17.422|
|10||Andy Chang||Double R Racing||2:17.738||10||Matt Rao||Fortec Motorsport||2:17.506|
|11||Matt Rao||Fortec Motorsport||2:17.846||11||Indy Dontje||Motopark||2:17.531|
|12||Nikita Zlobin||ADM Motorsport||2:18.462||12||Nikita Zlobin||ADM Motorsport||2:17.997|
|13||Camren Kaminsky||Double R Racing||2:19.173||13||Camren Kaminsky||Double R Racing||2:18.876|
|14||Kang Ling||ADM Motorsport||2:19.894||14||Kang Ling||ADM Motorsport||2:19.632|