Lando Norris was dominant in MSA Formula qualifying at Oulton Park, claiming a double pole position and lapping six tenths faster than anyone else.
Fresh from an appearance in Italian F4 at Monza last weekend, the world karting champion had set the pace in both of Friday’s pre-event test sessions and carried his form into qualifying.
Norris set a commanding pace with his time of 1m22.143s, posted before a lengthy red flag period when Fortec debutant Toby Sowery needed to be recovered after a crash at Druids.
15-year-old Norris’s final flying lap was enough to make sure he topped the classification for second-fastest times, and secure a double pole.
Championship leader Ricky Collard will start second in races one and three, while Rafa Martins and Colton Herta will share row two on both occasions as the Brazilian narrowly pipped the American in both classifications.
Another Brazilian Matheus Leist moved into fifth place with his final lap at the expense of Jack Barlow, but the pair will be switched around for race three.
Double Donington winner Dan Ticktum had to settle for seventh ahead of Sennan Fielding, Petru Florescu and James Pull. Florescu headed this quartet on second-fastest times and will start race three in seventh, in front of Ticktum, Pull and Fielding.
|Race one ? fastest times||?||Race three ? second fastest times|
|1||Lando Norris||Carlin||1:22.143||1||Lando Norris||Carlin||1:22.683|
|2||Ricky Collard||Arden||1:22.777||2||Ricky Collard||Arden||1:22.790|
|3||Rafa Martins||SWB Motorsport||1:22.939||3||Rafa Martins||SWB Motorsport||1:22.979|
|4||Colton Herta||Carlin||1:22.968||4||Colton Herta||Carlin||1:22.982|
|5||Matheus Leist||Double R Racing||1:23.002||5||Jack Barlow||MBM Motorsport||1:23.242|
|6||Jack Barlow||MBM Motorsport||1:23.075||6||Matheus Leist||Double R Racing||1:23.259|
|7||Dan Ticktum||Fortec Motorsports||1:23.125||7||Petru Florescu||Carlin||1:23.339|
|8||Sennan Fielding||JHR Developments||1:23.201||8||Dan Ticktum||Fortec Motorsports||1:23.370|
|9||Petru Florescu||Carlin||1:23.208||9||James Pull||JTR||1:23.464|
|10||James Pull||JTR||1:23.227||10||Sennan Fielding||JHR Developments||1:23.554|
|11||Daniel Baybutt||JTR||1:23.321||11||Toby Sowery||Fortec Motorsports||1:23.703|
|12||Toby Sowery||Fortec Motorsports||1:23.502||12||Daniel Baybutt||JTR||1:23.816|
|13||Josh Smith||Fortec Motorsports||1:23.621||13||Josh Smith||Fortec Motorsports||1:23.879|
|14||Sandy Mitchell||Arden||1:23.761||14||Tarun Reddy||Double R Racing||1:23.087|
|15||Tarun Reddy||Double R Racing||1:23.853||15||Sandy Mitchell||Arden||1:24.205|
|16||Enaam Ahmed||Arden||1:24.027||16||Enaam Ahmed||Arden||1:24.418|
|17||Ameya Vaidyanathan||JTR||1:24.186||17||Ameya Vaidyanathan||JTR||1:24.442|
|18||Ollie Pidgeley||Richardson Racing||1:24.271||18||Ollie Pidgeley||Richardson Racing||1:24.531|
|19||Louise Richardson||Richardson Racing||1:24.522||19||Louise Richardson||Richardson Racing||1:24.888|
|20||Jessica Hawkins||Falcon Motorsport||1:25.169||20||Darius Karbaley||Falcon Motorsport||1:24.579|
|21||Darius Karbaley||Falcon Motorsport||1:25.270||21||Jessica Hawkins||Falcon Motorsport||1:24.080|
|22||Jack Butel||SWB Motorsport||1:26.564||22||Jack Butel||SWB Motorsport||1:24.576|