F3 Monza: Smolyar takes pole as Hadjar crashes out of qualifying - Motor Informed

F3 Monza: Smolyar takes pole as Hadjar crashes out of qualifying

The MP Motorsport driver leapt up from 24th place to grab provisional pole with three minutes remaining, setting a 1m37.559s to take the entrance spot for Sunday’s characteristic race.  

Zane Maloney took second for Trident, lower than zero.05s behind Smolyar, with team-mate Roman Stanek in third. 

Heartbreak got here for Hadjar midway via the session, touching the white line at Parabolica earlier than drifting throughout the monitor, throughout the gravel journey and into the wall. 

The Hitech driver had set a purple second sector when he got here off, destroying his hopes of taking pole to shut the five-point hole to Martins. He’ll begin 16th on Sunday. 

Gregoire Saucy was first to place a time on the board for ART, setting a 1m43.086s earlier than he was shortly demoted by team-mate Juan Manuel Correa

Stanek then took the highest spot, setting a 1m38.431s, with Hadjar slotting into second behind him, whereas Martins tousled on his first try and was compelled to go across the bollards at Flip 1. 

Arthur Leclerc was second quickest on his subsequent try, with a 1m38.492s, earlier than Stanek, Jonny Edgar and fellow title contender Zane Maloney went quicker. 

Stanek then improved to a 1m38.107s for provisional pole, whereas Maloney and Leclerc have been third and fourth respectively, with Ollie Bearman in sixth and Martins in 10th. 

Hadjar’s crash then prompted a pink flag whereas his Crimson Bull-liveried Hitech was faraway from the gravel as he regarded on distraught. 

As qualifying resumed, Bearman was subsequent to enhance, a 1m38.107s placing him lower than zero.1s behind provisional polesitter Stanek. 

The visitors attribute to qualifying at Monza started with seven minutes remaining, with a number of drivers opting to go again into the pits somewhat than instantly embarking on a flying lap. 

The occasions then started to tumble as Caio Collet went as much as fourth, earlier than Smolyar took provisional pole.  

Martins then went second-quickest, with a 1m37.888s, earlier than Prema’s Jak Crawford and Leclerc demoted him, although Crawford had his time deleted. 

Championship chief Victor Martins took fourth for ART, with Leclerc in fifth and Bearman in sixth. William Alatalo, Crawford and Correa took seventh, eighth and ninth locations respectively. 

Collet will begin on pole for Saturday’s reverse grid dash race, with Pepe Marti in second and Edgar in third. 

F3 Monza – Qualifying outcomes:



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