Silverstone F3: Ilott fights back to score double pole

Prema Powerteam's Callum Ilott responded to narrowly missing out on first place in first European Formula 3 qualifying at Silverstone by topping the second session.

Silverstone F3: Ilott fights back to score double pole
Callum Ilott, Prema Powerteam, Dallara F317 – Mercedes-Benz
Lando Norris, Carlin, Dallara F317 - Volkswagen
Lando Norris, Carlin, Dallara F317 - Volkswagen
Joel Eriksson, Motopark, Dallara F317 - Volkswagen
Joel Eriksson, Motopark, Dallara F317 - Volkswagen

Ilott was just 0.025s faster than Thursday pace-setter Lando Norris, and will start both the second and third races of the weekend from pole after also having set the quickest second-best time.

McLaren junior Norris was the first driver to go below the 1m51s barrier in the session, with he and Joel Eriksson trading the lead a couple of times before Ilott took over with a 1m50.482s.

Norris will complete an all-British front row in both races two and three.

Maximilian Gunther, who was narrowly behind the aforementioned duo in first qualifying, was again just 0.08s adrift, but that only meant fourth place this time, with Eriksson edging him out.

Hitech's Jake Hughes was fifth, beating Jehan Daruvala by a single thousandth of a second.

Daruvala's Carlin teammate Jake Dennis claimed seventh with a late flyer, followed by the remaining two Prema drivers Guan Yu Zhou and Mick Schumacher.

Honda protege Tadasuke Makino completed the top 10.

Eriksson and Gunther will start the third race from third and fourth as well, ahead of Daruvala, Hughes, Zhou and Dennis.

Qualifying 2 results:

Pos. Driver Team Time Gap
1  Callum Ilott Prema Powerteam 1:50.482  
2  Lando Norris Carlin 1:50.507 +0.025
3  Joel Eriksson Motopark 1:50.537 +0.055
4  Maximilian Gunther Prema Powerteam 1:50.562 +0.085
5  Jake Hughes Hitech 1:50.969 +0.172
6  Jehan Daruvala Carlin 1:50.655 +0.173
7  Jake Dennis Carlin 1:51.020 +0.354
8  Guan Yu Zhou Prema Powerteam 1:50.948 +0.466
9  Mick Schumacher Prema Powerteam 1:50.969 +0.487
10  Tadasuke Makino Hitech 1:51.025 +0.543
11  Joey Mawson Van Amersfoort Racing 1:51.101 +0.619
12  Ferdinand Habsburg Carlin 1:51.101 +0.619
13  Ralf Aron Hitech 1:51.183 +0.663
14  Nikita Mazepin Hitech 1:51.282 +0.701
15  Pedro Piquet Van Amersfoort Racing 1:51.282 +0.800
16  Harrison Newey Van Amersfoort Racing 1:51.338 +0.856
17  Marino Sato Motopark 1:51.396 +0.914
18  David Beckmann Van Amersfoort Racing 1:51.489 +1.007
19  Keyvan Andres Soori Motopark 1:51.788 +1.306
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