Formula 1
10 Oct
-
13 Oct
Event finished
MotoGP
04 Oct
-
06 Oct
Event finished
R
Japanese GP
18 Oct
-
20 Oct
FP1 in
3 days
NASCAR Cup
11 Oct
-
13 Oct
Event finished
R
Kansas II
18 Oct
-
20 Oct
Next event in
3 days
Kart IndyCar
30 Aug
-
01 Sep
Event finished
20 Sep
-
22 Sep
Event finished
WEC
04 Oct
-
06 Oct
Event finished
08 Nov
-
10 Nov
FP1 in
25 days
Supercars
10 Oct
-
13 Oct
Event finished
R
Surfers Paradise
25 Oct
-
27 Oct
Next event in
10 days
Formula E
R
Ad Diriyah E-prix
22 Nov
-
23 Nov
Next event in
38 days
R
Santiago E-prix
17 Jan
-
18 Jan
Next event in
94 days

Spa GP3: Beckmann scores first pole in series

shares
comments
Spa GP3: Beckmann scores first pole in series
By:
Aug 24, 2018, 2:37 PM

Rookie David Beckmann took pole position in GP3 qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps, beating points leader Anthoine Hubert by 0.144s.

Beckmann, who switched from Jenzer to Trident ahead of the previous round in Hungary, and took his best result of the season in his first race with the Italian outfit, has now secured his first pole position in the series.

The 18-year-old was already out front in the early stages of qualifying, holding a narrow lead over Hubert.

He lost first place to teammate Ryan Tveter with four minutes remaining, with ART duo Jake Hughes and Hubert both spending a few seconds in the lead before Beckmann was back on top again.

The German has posted a 2m04.442s, and was then one of few drivers to improve one more time before the chequered flag fell, to end the session with a 2m04.335s.

Hubert settled for second, 0.144s slower than Beckmann, with Piquet claiming third thanks to a last-second improvement.

Hughes will start alongside the Brazilian in fourth, followed by his ART teammate Nikita Mazepin and Callum Ilott.

In seventh, Simo Laaksonen was the only driver in the top nine not to representing Trident or ART, with Tveter and Giuliano Alesi, who had a time good enough for second place cancelled, taking eighth and ninth respectively.

The top 10 was completed by Joey Mawson, ahead of Tatiana Calderon and title contender Leonardo Pulcini.

GP3 debutant Richard Verschoor was 15th as the top driver of his MP team.

Next article
Calderon still pushing for Sauber F1 test in 2018

Previous article

Calderon still pushing for Sauber F1 test in 2018

Next article

Spa F3: Beckmann converts pole into maiden win

Spa F3: Beckmann converts pole into maiden win
Load comments

About this article

Series FIA F3
Sub-event Friday qualifying
Drivers David Beckmann
Teams Trident
Author David Gruz