Magnussen claims both Silverstone poles
8 October 2011 – Kevin Magnussen will start from pole position for both the first and third races at Silverstone this weekend, having set the pace in this morning's qualifying session. The Dane’s best effort puts him in front of Carlin team-mate Carlos Huertas on the Race 3 grid, with his second fastest effort also enough to finish ahead of his rivals.
Huertas was the early pace-setter as the session got underway at a cold and overcast Silverstone circuit, but it didn’t take much longer for Magnussen to get up to speed and the latter soon found himself atop the timesheets. A series of improvements then confirmed both poles, with his time of 1:53.044 half a tenth quicker than Huertas.
Behind the pair on the Race 3 grid, decided by outright fastest times, Felipe Nasr and Rupert Svendsen-Cook did enough to form the second row. Double R's Scott Pye followed the pair with his personal best attempt, the Australian edging out Lucas Foresti, Jazeman Jaafar and GP3 regular and series newcomer Mitch Evans.
The order for today's opening race is headed by Magnussen and Nasr, with the results then being semi-reversed to form the grid for the second outing on Sunday.
Race 1 begins at 2.35pm local time (BST)