Photo: Renault Sport
Kevin Magnussen became the first man to take both pole positions in one weekend in World Series by Renault’s 2013 season, narrowly edging out a number of other competitors in a closely fought battle.
A lap from Magnussen with three minutes to go was good enough to overcome most of the late-ditch efforts of the others, giving him pole position by 0.165s. In second, it was Nico Muller who salvaged a rather mediocre session with a strong last-lap flyer.
Local driver Stoffel Vandoorne was third, ahead of Nigel Melker and Will Stevens. Antonio Felix da Costa, having led the session early on, found himself in sixth, with Lucas Foresti in seventh place.
In eighth, Carlos Sainz completed another masterful qualifying effort, with the experienced pairing of Carlos Huertas and Mikhail Aleshin on row five.
|2||Nico Muller||International Draco Racing||1:58.593||+0.165||11|
|4||Nigel Melker||Tech 1 Racing||1:58.704||+0.276||11|
|5||Will Stevens||P1 by Strakka Racing||1:58.729||+0.301||10|
|6||Antonio Felix da Costa||Arden Caterham||1:58.744||+0.316||13|
|7||Lucas Foresti||SMP Racing by Comtec||1:58.843||+0.415||12|
|8||Carlos Sainz, Jr.||Zeta Corse||1:58.972||+0.544||12|
|10||Mikhail Aleshin||Tech 1 Racing||1:59.180||+0.752||12|
|11||Andre Negrao||International Draco Racing||1:59.309||+0.881||13|
|12||Daniil Move||SMP Racing by Comtec||1:59.378||+0.950||11|
|15||Matias Laine||P1 by Strakka Racing||1:59.431||+1.003||10|
|17||Arthur Pic||AV Formula||1:59.482||+1.054||12|
|18||Oliver Webb||Fortec Motorsports||1:59.497||+1.069||10|
|19||Nikolay Martsenko||Pons Racing||1:59.513||+1.085||11|
|22||Pietro Fantin||Arden Caterham||1:59.888||+1.460||12|
|24||Yann Cunha||AV Formula||2:00.270||+1.842||13|
|25||Mihai Marinescu||Zeta Corse||2:00.275||+1.847||12|
|26||Zoel Amberg||Pons Racing||2:00.720||+2.292||12|