Russell dominates wet GP3 session for pole
25 August 2017 – Mercedes junior George Russell extended his title advantage in GP3 as he dominated a wet qualifying session at Spa-Francorchamps.
Russell put in a sequence of late laps on a wet-but-drying circuit to finish with a best time of 2:27.042, 0.274s clear of ART team-mate Nirei Fukuzumi.
Jenzer's Arjun Maini finished third fastest, while Jack Aitken was the only other driver to finish within a second of Russell's pole time.
Matthieu Vaxiviere – who has stayed on at DAMS after making his debut in Hungary – placed fifth, in front of Trident pair Dorian Boccolacci and Ryan Tveter.
Steijn Schothorst was eighth fastest, while Julien Falchero and Tatiana Calderón rounded out the top 10.
Saturday's 17-lap Feature Race at Spa will begin at 17:35 local time