Logan Sargeant cruises to third consecutive F3 pole at Barcelona
PREMA Racing and Logan Sargeant posted their third straight pole position today in qualifying for the FIA Formula 3 Championship at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The American racer kept and possibly even increased his great momentum by cruising to P1 with his second set of tires, and was the only contender to break the 1:33-barrier with a lap of 1:32.974.
The pack was incredibly close with 11 cars in half a second, and that made the situation incredibly challenging, requiring extreme perfection. Aussie Oscar Piastri, who was leading the classification after the early runs with the first sets of tires, eventually shuffled back to P4, just 0.2s away. It will be enough to aim for a top result in tomorrow’s race 1. On the other hand, Danish racer Frederik Vesti ended up in P15 despite sitting just 0.7s away. He is now working towards the race, searching for the right chemistry, and looking for a rebound.
#1 OSCAR PIASTRI
“P4 is not too bad, could have been a bit better obviously, I was in provisional pole after the first set. I just didn’t put it together with the second set. The car felt really good and I definitely think we can do something from there in the end. It’s going to be a hot one and tire degradation is usually high around here. Hopefully, we can take advantage of that and make a few positions up tomorrow.”
Fastest lap: 1:33.171
#2 FREDERIK VESTI
“It’s been a very tough day. P15 in qualifying is definitely not where I wanted to be. Right now we just need to sit down and find out what went wrong and what we need to improve. We’ll do that and come back tomorrow!”
Fastest lap: 1:33.685
#3 LOGAN SARGEANT
“We got our third pole in a row which is pretty awesome so big thank you to Prema, for sure they have been supplying me with a great car every weekend and I’m just using it to the maximum and I think we are in a really good rhythm. Let’s try to do what we did in Silverstone and win this race.”
Fastest lap: 1:32.974
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