Photo: World Series by Renault
McLaren junior Kevin Magnussen continued his run of strong form by taking a spectacular pole for race one of Formula Renault 3.5 at Spa.
While there were a couple of lead changes throughout the fog-delayed 20-minute session, there was little doubt that Magnussen would be at the top of the timesheets at the checkered flag. The Dane happily obliged, setting a time with a couple of minutes to go that was a second up on his opposition.
Arden Caterham’s Antonio Felix da Costa will line up in second, with row two being made up by Jazeman Jaafar and Arthur Pic. Marco Sorensen secured fifth with a last-ditch effort, ahead of the Russian pairing of Nikolay Martsenko and Daniil Move. Oliver Webb will start the race from eighth, with Magnussen’s teammate Norman Nato and race winner Carlos Huertas completing the top ten.
It wasn’t the best session for Monaco winners Nico Muller or Will Stevens, both of who found themselves stopped on-track in the closing minutes of the qualifying.
|2||Antonio Felix da Costa||Arden Caterham||1:59.241||+0.373||9|
|4||Arthur Pic||AV Formula||1:59.656||+0.788||9|
|6||Nikolay Martsenko||Pons Racing||1:59.913||+1.045||9|
|7||Daniil Move||SMP Racing by Comtec||1:59.967||+1.099||9|
|8||Oliver Webb||Fortec Motorsports||1:59.986||+1.118||9|
|11||Nigel Melker||Tech 1 Racing||2:00.147||+1.279||7|
|12||Andre Negrao||International Draco Racing||2:00.309||+1.441||10|
|13||Stoffel Vandoorne||Fortec Motorsports||2:00.328||+1.460||10|
|14||Lucas Foresti||SMP Racing by Comtec||2:00.403||+1.535||9|
|16||Nico Muller||International Draco Racing||2:00.556||+1.688||7|
|18||Mikhail Aleshin||Tech 1 Racing||2:00.734||+1.866||8|
|19||Carlos Sainz, Jr.||Zeta Corse||2:00.887||+2.019||8|
|20||Pietro Fantin||Arden Caterham||2:00.895||+2.027||9|
|22||Matias Laine||P1 by Strakka Racing||2:01.485||+2.617||9|
|23||Zoel Amberg||Pons Racing||2:01.494||+2.626||9|
|24||Yann Cunha||AV Formula||2:01.666||+2.798||10|
|25||Mihai Marinescu||Zeta Corse||2:01.878||+3.010||9|
|26||Will Stevens||P1 by Strakka Racing||2:02.002||+3.134||8|