Dennis Hauger Snatches Pole For 2021 F3 Dutch GP Race Three

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F3 Championship leader, Dennis Hauger snatched pole position for Sunday’s 2021 Dutch Race Three following a crazy opening day, which featured three red flags across Practice and Qualifying.

Jak Crawford topped a heavily disrupted Practice session but it was ultimately Hauger who took pole position in Qualifying after a tense battle against David Schumacher.

Now here is a full roundup of F3’s Practice and Qualifying action in Zandvoort.

 

Practice

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Practice was delayed five minutes but as soon as drivers eventually hit the track, they immediately struggled to find space around the circuit as Jonny Edgar almost tangled with a Jenzer car as he fought to create space.

Frederik Vesti meanwhile ruined his first flying lap after running wide through the gravel trap at Turns 11 and 12, as Juan Manuel Correa initially went top but was quickly displaced by Hauger as Ayumu Iwasa meanwhile went pirouetting on exit of Turn Four after getting wide high up on the banking.

Clement Novalak soon afterwards went top with 1m 26.419 just a minute before the red flag was waved due to gravel scattered across the circuit, which took 12 minutes to clear before the session resumed as Jack Doohan went top immediately with 1m 26.275

Hauger immediately displaced him by 0.128 seconds but Doohan struck back with a 1m 25.863 just seconds prior to a second red flag, as Tijmen Van Der Helm crashed on the exit of Turn Eight after hitting the kerb mid-corner.

Once the session resumed nine minutes later, Crawford saved his quickest lap until last as he topped the session with 1m 25.535 ahead of ART GP duo – Aleksandr Smolyar and Frederik Vesti, with title rivals, Hauger and Doohan wrapping up Practice sat fourth and sixth quickest.

Position Driver Team Time
1 Jak Crawford Hitech GP 1m 25.535
2 Aleksandr Smolyar ART GP + 0.123
3 Frederik Vesti ART GP + 0.157
4 Dennis Hauger PREMA + 0.165
5 Clement Novalak Trident + 0.302
6 Jack Doohan Trident + 0.328
7 Johnathan Hoggard Jenzer + 0.329
8 Victor Martins MP Motorsport + 0.409
9 Jonny Edgar Carlin + 0.496
10 Kaylen Frederick Carlin + 0.591
11 Amaury Cordeel Campos + 0.646
12 Caio Collet MP Motorsport + 0.819
13 Arthur Leclerc PREMA + 0.912
14 Ayumu Iwasa Hitech GP + 0.928
15 Lorenzo Colombo Campos + 0.935
16 David Schumacher Trident + 1.002
17 Juan Manuel Correa ART GP + 1.077
18 Roman Stanek Hitech GP + 1.174
19 Oliver Rasmussen HWA Racelab + 1.308
20 Logan Sargeant Charouz + 1.383
21 Olli Caldwell PREMA + 1.395
22 Ido Cohen Carlin + 1.561
23 Rafael Villagomez HWA Racelab + 1.574
24 Matteo Nannini Hwa Racelab + 1.727
25 Hunter Yeany Charouz + 2.152
26 Filip Ugran Jenzer + 2.236
27 Calan Williams Jenzer + 2.319
28 Laszlo Toth Campos + 2.807
29 Tijmen Van Der Helm MP Motorsport + 3.267
30 Zdenek Chovanec Charouz + 3.563

 

Qualifying

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Qualifying was delayed by ten minutes due to a delay in F3 teams being released from the support paddock in order to join the main pit lane, with everyone soon making a frantic dash out onto circuit when Qualifying began.

Hauger set the initial pace upon completion of the opening runs ahead of David Schumacher and Arthur Leclerc, as Hitech GP drivers all opted to run in the first gap which paid off as Iwasa climbed to third before everyone else began their second runs consisting of just one flier.

Schumacher came out on top after the second round of flying laps ahead of Hauger as MP Motorsport’s Caio Collet and Victor Martins sat third and fourth, ahead of an uncharacteristic concluding third flying run.

Charouz’s Hunter Yeany made an error out of Gerlachbocht and went spinning into Hugenholtzboch, where he stalled the car and brought out a brief red flag after initially stalling but was able to restart the car and return to the pits under his own power.

The session resumed four minutes later as Doohan led out a frantic queue as Hitech’s Crawford and Roman Stanek quickly made overtakes to force their way to the front of the pack.

Come the checkered flag, Hauger delivered a last-gasp lap to snatch pole position for Sunday’s Race Three ahead of Schumacher, Martins, Doohan, Novalak, Collet, Crawford, Smolyar, Iwasa and Leclerc.

Hauger also increased his title lead over Doohan to 29 points by virtue of collecting four points for pole position.

Amaury Cordeel finished 12th and will start on reverse-pole for Saturday’s (4 September) Race One alongside Logan Sargeant who will be alongside the Belgian on the front row as the top 12 qualifiers are reversed.

Post-race, HWA Racelab’s Rafael Villagomez was handed a pitlane start for Races One and Three after he missed the weighbridge when called by stewards, instead returning to his pit crew who began work rather than return the car untouched.

Position Driver Team Time
1 Dennis Hauger PREMA 1m 24.580
2 David Schumacher Trident + 0.135
3 Victor Martins MP Motorsport + 0.305
4 Jack Doohan Trident + 0.359
5 Clement Novalak Trident + 0.381
6 Caio Collet MP Motorsport + 0.451
7 Jak Crawford Hitech GP + 0.694
8 Aleksandr Smolyar ART GP + 0.765
9 Ayumu Iwasa Hitech GP + 0.823
10 Arthur Leclerc PREMA + 0.842
11 Logan Sargeant Charouz + 0.976
12 Amaury Cordeel Campos + 0.987
13* Rafael Villagomez HWA Racelab + 0.994
14 Frederik Vesti ART GP + 1.032
15 Lorenzo Colombo Campos + 1.032
16 Olli Caldwell PREMA + 1.172
17 Ido Cohen PREMA + 1.172
18 Oliver Rasmussen HWA Racelab + 1.206
19 Jonny Edgar Carlin + 1.219
20 Roman Stanek Hitech GP + 1.306
21 Calan Williams Jenzer + 1. 312
22 Filip Ugran Jenzer + 1.467
23 Johnathan Hoggard Jenzer + 1.497
24 Matteo Nannini HWA Racelab + 1.577
25 Tijmen Van Der Helm MP Motorsport + 1.681
26 Kaylen Frederick Carlin + 1.712
27 Juan Manuel Correa ART GP + 1.829
28 Laszlo Toth Campos + 2.058
29 Hunter Yeany Charouz + 2.927
30 Zdenek Chovanec Charouz + 3.146

*Rafael Villagomez will start Races One and Three from pitlane after missing the weighbridge in Qualifying.

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