||Atte Mustonen; Niall Breen; Jonathan Kennard talk after qualifying for Round 7
Raikkonen Robertson Racing's flying Finn Atte Mustonen claimed his first pole position in British F3, heading the times in qualifying for Round 7 of the 2007 Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 International Series at Snetterton.
Mustonen, who topped the times in the 3rd session of testing yesterday, finished six hundredths of a second ahead of Niall Breen (#22 Carlin Motorsport) and a further three hundredths faster than his Double R teammate Jonathan Kennard (#2 Raikkonen Robertson Racing).
Alberto Valerio (#22 Carlin Motorsport) with join Kennard on the second row, with Round 6 race winner Sam Bird (#3 Carlin Motorsport) heading up row three with championship leader Marko Asmer (#7 Hitech Racing) in 6th place. Championship contenders Maro Engel (#23 Carlin Motorsport) and Stephen Jelley (#1 Raikkonen Robertson Racing) will line up 7th and 8th respectively. Fortec Teammates Sebastian Hohenthal and Greg Mansell round out the top 10 for tomorrow's round 7 grid.
Atte Mustonen: "I'm pleased with the result. I know Snetterton pretty well from Formula Renaults; I had a good position here last year, with a podium finish. It's pretty hot out on track and I like it, the grip is good in these kind of conditions."
In the National Class it was another pole position for Sergio Perez (#31 T Sport), who was one tenth of a second ahead of Michael Meadows (#55 Raikkonen Robertson Racing), with Hamad Al Fardan (#38 Performance Racing) claiming 3rd. National Class Championship leader Frankie Cheng could only manage 8th place on the grid.
Round 7 of the 2007 Lloyds TSB Insurance British F3 International Series is due to start at 11:40 on Sunday 3rd June.
Round 7 - Provisional
1 - 26 - C - Atte MUSTONEN - FIN - 1:01.539
2 - 21 - C - Niall BREEN - IRL - +0.064s
3 - 2 - C - Jonathan KENNARD - GBR - +0.099s
4 - 22 - C - Alberto VALERIO - BRA - +0.117s
5 - 3 - C - Sam BIRD - GBR - +0.141s
6 - 7 - C - Marko ASMER - EST - +0.233s
7 - 23 - C - Maro ENGEL - GER - +0.255s
8 - 1 - C - Stephen JELLEY - GBR - +0.301s
9 - 5 - C - Sebastian HOHENTHAL - SWE - +0.322s
10 - 50 - C - Greg MANSELL - GBR - +0.334s
11 - 9 - C - Rodolfo GONZALEZ - VEN - +0.540s
12 - 4 - C - Mario MORAES - BRA - +0.668s
13 - 15 - C - Michael DEVANEY - IRL - +0.747s
14 - 12 - C - Sean PETTERSON - RSA - +0.882s
15 - 6 - C - Walter GRUBMULLER - AUT - +0.935s
16 - 24 - C - John MARTIN - AUS - +1.082s
17 - 61 - I - Max CHILTON - GBR - +1.134s
18 - 14 - C - Esteban GUERRIERI - ARG - +1.182s
19 - 44 - C - Leo MANSELL - GBR - +1.201s
20 - 10 - C - Ricardo TEIXEIRA - ANG - +1.253s
21 - 31 - N - Sergio PEREZ - MEX - +1.319s
22 - 8 - C - Francesco CASTELLACCI - ITA - +1.415s
23 - 55 - N - Michael MEADOWS - GBR - +1.416s
24 - 38 - N - Hamad AL FARDAN - BHR - +1.477s
25 - 35 - N - Alistair JACKSON - GBR - +1.492s
26 - 37 - N - Alex JENSEN - ISL - +1.551s
27 - 36 - N - Albert COSTA - ESP - +1.846s
28 - 77 - N - Salman AL KHALIFA - BHR - +1.919s
29 - 39 - N - CHENG Cong Fu - CHN - +2.073s
30 - 34 - N - Alex WATERS - GBR - +2.166s
31 - 33 - N - Juan Pablo SAMANO GARCIA - MEX - +2.454s