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Logan Sargeant takes third FIA F3 pole in a row at Barcelona

by Craig Woollard

Photo: Formula Motorsport Limited

Prema’s Logan Sargeant secured his third FIA Formula 3 pole position in a row by taking the top spot in qualifying at Barcelona.

Championship leader Sargeant left it late to take the top spot, putting in his best effort towards the conclusion of the 30-minute session.

Initially, Sargeant’s Prema team-mate Oscar Piastri was setting the fastest times, but slipped back to fourth in the end, albeit only a tenth behind Sargeant.

HWA Racelab’s Jake Hughes took second at the end, ahead of Hitech’s Liam Lawson – who appeared to have an issue in the middle of the session that was not terminal.

Sebastian Fernandez was the highest-placed ART Grand Prix driver in fifth, ahead of Carlin’s Clement Novalak.

Trident’s David Beckmann and ART’s Theo Pourchaire rounded out the top eight, while Alex Peroni (Campos Racing) and Lirim Zendeli (Trident) opted for a different strategy.

The pair – like a few others towards the bottom of the standings – opted to run in the gap in the middle of the session. Initially, it appeared to work, but both slipped down the order to ninth and 10th and are under investigation over a case of impeding.

Returnee Leonardo Pulcini was 12th fastest for Carlin, just behind Richard Verschoor.

The third Prema driver Frederik Vesti could only manage 15th, while practice pacesetter Roman Stanek was only 19th – albeit still the fastest Charouz driver with team-mates David Schumacher 26th and Igor Fraga 28th.

The most recent race winner Bent Viscaal was 23rd, the last driver within one second of pole.

A crash for slowest driver Alessio Deledda at Turn 4 brought the session to a premature conclusion – mirroring what occurred in the practice session this morning.

Qualifying results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap
1 Logan Sargeant Prema 1m32.974s
2 Jake Hughes HWA Racelab 1m33.085s +0.111s
3 Liam Lawson Hitech GP 1m33.117s +0.143s
4 Oscar Piastri Prema 1m33.171s +0.197s
5 Sebastian Fernandez ART Grand Prix 1m33.222s +0.248s
6 Clement Novalak Carlin 1m33.239s +0.265s
7 David Beckmann Trident 1m33.319s +0.345s
8 Theo Pourchaire ART Grand Prix 1m33.386s +0.412s
9 Alex Peroni Campos Racing 1m33.407s +0.433s
10 Lirim Zendeli Trident 1m33.412s +0.438s
11 Richard Verschoor MP Motorsport 1m33.531s +0.557s
12 Leonardo Pulcini Carlin 1m33.588s +0.614s
13 Matteo Nannini Jenzer Motorsport 1m33.602s +0.628s
14 Alexander Smolyar ART Grand Prix 1m33.682s +0.708s
15 Frederik Vesti Prema 1m33.685s +0.711s
16 Enzo Fittipaldi HWA Racelab 1m33.762s +0.788s
17 Jack Doohan HWA Racelab 1m33.782s +0.808s
18 Cameron Das Carlin 1m33.826s +0.852s
19 Roman Stanek Charouz Racing System 1m33.874s +0.900s
20 Lukas Dunner MP Motorsport 1m33.892s +0.918s
21 Olli Caldwell Trident 1m33.911s +0.937s
22 Max Fewtrell Hitech GP 1m33.934s +0.960s
23 Bent Viscaal MP Motorsport 1m33.937s +0.963s
24 Dennis Hauger Hitech GP 1m33.976s +1.002s
25 Calan Williams Jenzer Motorsport 1m34.004s +1.030s
26 David Schumacher Charouz Racing System 1m34.025s +1.051s
27 Federico Malvestiti Jenzer Motorsport 1m34.188s +1.214s
28 Igor Fraga Charouz Racing System 1m34.273s +1.299s
29 Sophia Floersch Campos Racing 1m34.517s +1.543s
30 Alessio Deledda aCampos Racing 1m35.181s +2.207s