While Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button enjoy a weekend off, McLaren youngster shines

PUBLISHED: 19:13 01 June 2012 | UPDATED: 19:19 01 June 2012

Tom Blomqvist (left) and his team mate Emil Bernstorff

Tom Blomqvist (left) and his team mate Emil Bernstorff


The 18-year-old F3 Euro Series superstar, who has been snapped up as part of McLaren’s Young Driver Programme, took 9th place for race one and 7th for race three.

But it wasn’t all good news for his ma-con Motorsport team, as Blomqvist’s teammate Emil Bernstorff endured an early trip through the travel.

He recovered to qualify 10th for both races.

The pole positions were taken by Felix Rosenqvist for race one and Will Buller for race three – both drivers securing their maiden F3 Euro Series poles.

Although Swede Rosenqvist was on top of the pile with a third of the session gone, he was soon catapulted down the order as other drivers went quicker.

But with two minutes left he posted a sensational lap to snatch pole for the third race on Sunday.

For race one, where the drivers’ second best time is used to separate the field, it was Carlin’s Buller who came out on top.

Although he was only fifth fastest overall for race three, Buller took pole in race one because his second best lap was within seven hundredths of his quickest.

It was quite the opposite for Rosenqvist, who will start 7th in race 1 on Saturday after a sluggish second best time.

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