Silverstone F3: Sargeant edges out Lawson for pole

Jamie Klein
·3-min read

American driver Sargeant appeared strong in the opening runs as he posted a benchmark of 1m46.629s to head up an all-Prema top three ahead of teammates Oscar Piastri and Frederik Vesti halfway through the 30-minute pole shootout.

As the second runs kicked off, Hitech driver Lawson grabbed the advantage with three minutes to go with a lap of 1m46.508s, but the New Zealander was soon surpassed by fellow Antipodean Piastri's 1m46.383s effort.

Lawson managed to find some extra time on his last lap as he retook provisional pole with a 1m46.315s as the chequered flag fell, but moments later Sargeant managed to improve to a 1m46.257s to grab the top spot.

Points leader and Renault junior Piastri had to be content with third in the end, just 0.126s shy of teammate Sargeant.

Lawson's Hitech teammate Max Fewtrell, who languishes down in 16th in the points after a tough start to the year, was fourth-fastest ahead of Vesti in the third Prema entry.

Sebastian Fernandez was ART Grand Prix's top representative in sixth, ahead of HWA veteran Jake Hughes and Lirim Zendeli for Trident.

Practice pacesetter Theo Pourchaire, winner of two of the last three races, ended up slowest of the three ART drivers in 12th, with SMP Racing-backed Russian Alexander Smolyar slotting in ninth and Carlin's Clement Novalak completing the top 10.

Ben Barnicoat, a last-minute replacement for Enaam Ahmed at Carlin, was 20th fastest in his first single-seater qualifying session since his 2016 European F3 campaign.

Session results:

1

3

United States
United States

Logan Sargeant

Italy
Italy

Prema Powerteam

1'46.257

2

5

New Zealand
New Zealand

Liam Lawson

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

HitechGP

1'46.315

0.058

3

1

Australia
Australia

Oscar Piastri

Italy
Italy

Prema Powerteam

1'46.383

0.126

4

4

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Max Fewtrell

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

HitechGP

1'46.730

0.473

5

2

Denmark
Denmark

Frederik Vesti

Italy
Italy

Prema Powerteam

1'46.785

0.528

6

9

Venezuela
Venezuela

Sebastian Fernandez

France
France

ART Grand Prix

1'46.896

0.639

7

15

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Jake Hughes

Germany
Germany

HWA AG

1'46.910

0.653

8

10

Germany
Germany

Lirim Zendeli

Italy
Italy

Trident

1'46.941

0.684

9

8

Russian Federation
Russian Federation

Alexander Smolyar

France
France

ART Grand Prix

1'46.941

0.684

10

26

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Clement Novalak

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Carlin

1'46.986

0.729

11

11

Germany
Germany

David Beckmann

Italy
Italy

Trident

1'47.002

0.745

12

7

France
France

Theo Pourchaire

France
France

ART Grand Prix

1'47.044

0.787

13

18

Netherlands
Netherlands

Bent Viscaal

Netherlands
Netherlands

MP Motorsport

1'47.148

0.891

14

17

Netherlands
Netherlands

Richard Verschoor

Netherlands
Netherlands

MP Motorsport

1'47.162

0.905

15

20

Australia
Australia

Calan Williams

Switzerland
Switzerland

Jenzer Motorsport

1'47.177

0.920

16

31

Germany
Germany

Sophia Flörsch

Spain
Spain

Campos Racing

1'47.344

1.087

17

12

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Olli Caldwell

Italy
Italy

Trident

1'47.382

1.125

18

29

Australia
Australia

Alexander Peroni

Spain
Spain

Campos Racing

1'47.394

1.137

19

6

Norway
Norway

Dennis Hauger

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

HitechGP

1'47.429

1.172

20

27

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Ben Barnicoat

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Carlin

1'47.462

1.205

21

16

Australia
Australia

Jack Doohan

Germany
Germany

HWA AG

1'47.474

1.217

22

19

Austria
Austria

Lukas Dunner

Netherlands
Netherlands

MP Motorsport

1'47.504

1.247

23

23

Czech Republic
Czech Republic

Roman Staněk

Czech Republic
Czech Republic

Charouz Racing System

1'47.624

1.367

24

24

Brazil
Brazil

Igor Fraga

Czech Republic
Czech Republic

Charouz Racing System

1'47.656

1.399

25

14

Brazil
Brazil

Enzo Fittipaldi

Germany
Germany

HWA AG

1'47.667

1.410

26

22

Italy
Italy

Matteo Nannini

Switzerland
Switzerland

Jenzer Motorsport

1'47.717

1.460

27

25

Germany
Germany

David Schumacher

Czech Republic
Czech Republic

Charouz Racing System

1'47.731

1.474

28

28

United States
United States

Cameron Das

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Carlin

1'48.237

1.980

29

21

Italy
Italy

Federico Malvestiti

Switzerland
Switzerland

Jenzer Motorsport

1'48.289

2.032

30

30

Italy
Italy

Alessio Deledda

Spain
Spain

Campos Racing

1'48.384

2.127

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