Sorensen claims another pole

Sorensen claims another pole

Formula 3.5 V8

Sorensen claims another pole


Lotus driver Marco Sorensen took his second Formula Renault 3.5 pole position of the weekend at Spielberg on Sunday.

The Dane, who won race one comfortably on Saturday, snatched the top spot from Tech 1’s Nigel Melker at the end of the session.

Race one runner-up Melker held on to his front row spot despite having his best lap taken away for speeding in the pitlane.

The front of the grid continues to follow Saturday’s race result at the start of the second row, as Kevin Magnussen will line up third for DAMS just behind his two fellow podium finishers from race one.

The championship leader will be joined on row two by his main title rival Stoffel Vandoorne, while Will Stevens – who is on the verge of overtaking Antonio Felix da Costa for third in the points, completes the top five.

Da Costa salvaged eighth as his difficult weekend on Red Bull’s home circuit continued.

The Portuguese racer came to a halt before the end of the pitlane when the session started, and then spent the rest of the session trying to get near the pace of the front-runners before having to settle for a berth on the fourth row with a late effort.

Pos  Driver                  Team            Time       Gap 1.  Marco Sorensen          Lotus           1m16.233s 2.  Nigel Melker            Tech 1          1m16.332s  +0.099s 3.  Kevin Magnussen         DAMS            1m16.354s  +0.121s 4.  Stoffel Vandoorne       Fortec          1m16.458s  +0.225s 5.  Will Stevens            P1/Strakka      1m16.615s  +0.382s 6.  Norman Nato             DAMS            1m16.636s  +0.403s 7.  Arthur Pic              AV              1m16.725s  +0.492s 8.  Antonio Felix da Costa  Arden Caterham  1m16.776s  +0.543s 9.  Will Buller             Zeta            1m16.819s  +0.586s10.  Sergey Sirotkin         ISR             1m16.832s  +0.599s11.  Carlos Huertas          Carlin          1m16.854s  +0.621s12.  Marlon Stockinger       Lotus           1m16.917s  +0.684s13.  Jazeman Jaafar          Carlin          1m16.979s  +0.746s14.  Andre Negrao            Draco           1m17.031s  +0.798s15.  Nico Muller             Draco           1m17.060s  +0.827s16.  Yann Cunha              AV              1m17.068s  +0.835s17.  Christopher Zanella     ISR             1m17.086s  +0.853s18.  Nikolay Martsenko       Pons            1m17.094s  +0.861s19.  Mikhail Aleshin         Tech 1          1m17.105s  +0.872s20.  Oliver Webb             Fortec          1m17.243s  +1.010s21.  Lucas Foresti           Comtec          1m17.253s  +1.020s22.  Daniil Move             Comtec          1m17.264s  +1.031s23.  Zoel Amberg             Pons            1m17.301s  +1.068s24.  Pietro Fantin           Arden Caterham  1m17.403s  +1.170s25.  Matias Laine            P1/Strakka      1m17.649s  +1.416s26.  Riccardo Agostini       Zeta            1m18.373s  +2.140s