Nasr delighted with qualifying performance
23 April 2011 – British Formula 3 Championship leader Felipe Nasr was in high spirits after qualifying at Oulton Park on Saturday, with the Carlin Motorsport driver set to make two front row starts this weekend. The 18-year-old claimed pole position for Race 3, and he narrowly missed out on the double by a margin of just 0.042 seconds.
"I’m really happy," Nasr explained to GPUpdate.net after qualifying at Oulton Park. "I mean we had the potential to get both poles, but it’s still a very good result for qualifying here.
"It is very important to be on the front row here, because in the race it is quite difficult to overtake. So it is better you start the race and just finish and make as many points as you can. I think we are in a good way to start the weekend, so it’s very good.
When asked about a possible repeat of his victories at Monza, the Brazilian remained cautious due to the drastically different Oulton Park circuit layout.
"This place here is not the same as Monza, because at Monza you have plenty of time and space to overtake, but here if you get a car in front it is really difficult to overtake," Nasr added. "I guess it won’t be the same as Monza, but we can still get a very good result, so let’s see."