Sargeant grabs last-gasp pole in France

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Carlin’s Logan Sargeant left it late to snatch pole position for the FIA Formula 2 Feature Race in France, beating DAMS’ Ayumu Iwasa by just 0.006s, in a session delayed for a red flag.

The American driver secures two points for himself and his Carlin team, which moves the British squad top of the team standings.

Japanese driver Iwasa had been on provisional pole at the beginning of the final laps, but the 20-year-old missed timed his run plan and failed to start a final effort in time, leaving him sweating on whether his time would be good enough.

Danish driver Frederick Vesti could not quite match the DAMS’ driver in his ART machine but Sargeant, who has won both of the last two Feature Races, snatched the position in the dying seconds of the session.

It was an enthralling session, with the tyres expected only to work at their best on the first flying lap, however, there was improvements on a second lap, with a “cool-down” lap between the two attempts at a significant timed lap.

This meant that the top position changed hands incredibly frequently and conditions were allowed to improve a little bit more as the evening air cooled during the red flag period, caused by Dennis Hauger’s PREMA stopping at the side of the track.

Championship leader Felipe Drugovich of MP Motorsport was fourth fastest with Jack Doohan, Théo Pourchaire, Jüri Vips, Marcus Armstrong, Liam Lawson and Jehan Daruvala behind completing the top 10.

Daruvala, of PREMA Racing, will start Saturday’s Sprint Race from pole position courtesy of the reverse-grid rule for the top 10 qualifiers.

Sargeant, who is part of the Williams Driver Academy, seeks his third win in as many rounds in Sunday’s Feature Race which starts at 09:35 CEST, hoping to further erode Drugovich’s 37-point championship lead.

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