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Marino Sato on Euroformula Open pole again at Hockenheim

by Ida Wood

Photo: Fotospeedy

Marino Sato timed his qualifying run perfectly to take a second straight pole for the second Euroformula Open race at Hockenheim.

The Motopark driver was the last to head on track for the second runs, and so the last to complete a lap once the chequered flag had fell. He ended up going 0.047 seconds faster than team-mate Yuki Tsunoda.

Earlier in the session, Sato had aborted a banker lap that would’ve put him in first place from the first runs, and did not appear at the top of the timesheet again until the very end.

His Motopark team-mates Liam Lawson and Julian Hanses ensured the team will fill the front two rows of the grid, with Teo Martin Motorsport’s Lukas Dunner the best of the rest and over half a second off Sato’s time.

Dunner would likely have been the second fastest Teo Martin car had he not got in the way of team-mate Aldo Festante when he was running quickly and getting his tyres up to speed. Festante could only manage eighth place in the end, behind Double R Racing’s Linus Lundqvist and Jack Doohan.

Carlin’s Christian Hahn was ninth fastest, with team-mate Nicolai Kjaergaard completing the top 10 on the basis of setting the same lap time as Fortec Motorsports’ Cameron Das but having done so earlier in the session.


Qualifying results
Pos Name Team Time
1 Marino Sato Motopark 1m31.469s
2 Yuki Tsunoda Motopark +0.047s
3 Liam Lawson Motopark +0.186s
4 Julian Hanses Motopark +0.499s
5 Lukas Dunner Teo Martin Motorsport +0.550s
6 Linus Lundqvist Double R Racing +0.580s
7 Jack Doohan Double R Racing +0.680s
8 Aldo Festante Teo Martin Motorsport +0.916s
9 Christian Hahn Carlin +0.938s
10 Nicolai Kjaergaard Carlin +0.980s
11 Cameron Das Fortec Motorsports +0.980s
12 Teppei Natori Carlin +0.994s
13 Guilherme Samaia Teo Martin Motorsport +1.196s
14 Billy Monger Carlin +1.411s
15 Calan Williams Fortec Motorsports +1.468s
16 Rui Andrade Drivex School +3.243s