GP2 News: Vandoorne scorches to pole in Barcelona

//GP2 News: Vandoorne scorches to pole in Barcelona

GP2 News: Vandoorne scorches to pole in Barcelona

McLaren tester on top again

Stoffel Vandoorne has continued his crushing form, dominating his rivals to steal a record sixth pole in a row in scorching conditions this afternoon in Barcelona, leading almost all session long to take the top spot from Williams test driver Alex Lynn and Pierre Gasly.
The ART driver was untouchable today, stopping the clock at 1:29.273 late in the session to take pole by over four tenths, despite the best efforts of the remainder of the field. The Belgian was briefly delayed by a red flag on the first flying lap, brought out by a slowing Artem Markelov at turn 4, but the field was soon underway again and Vandoorne set the pace immediately, with Lynn closing to within a tenth as the field returned to the pits.
With temperatures ever increasing the drivers soon returned to the fray: Gasly closed to two tenths off the pace, but Vandoorne crushed his own best time once more and, although Lynn improved too, it was not enough to stop the Belgian claiming the top spot once again.
Behind the top three Mitch Evans, Alexander Rossi, Daniel De Jong, Raffaele Marciello, Rio Haryanto, rookie Nick Yelloly and Julian Leal closed out the top ten places, and will all be hoping for better conditions when battle resumes in tomorrow’s feature race.
Barcelona – Qualifying session
Driver
Team
Laptime
Laps
1.
Stoffel Vandoorne
ART Grand Prix
1:29.273
9
2.
Alex Lynn
DAMS
1:29.680
12
3.
Pierre Gasly
DAMS
1:30.051
12
4.
Mitch Evans
RUSSIAN TIME
1:30.106
10
5.
Alexander Rossi
Racing Engineering
1:30.154
10
6.
Daniel De Jong
MP Motorsport
1:30.169
9
7.
Raffaele Marciello
Trident
1:30.191
9
8.
Rio Haryanto
Campos Racing
1:30.291
12
9.
Nick Yelloly
Hilmer Motorsport
1:30.375
12
10.
Julian Leal
Carlin
1:30.402
12
11.
Arthur Pic
Campos Racing
1:30.411
9
12.
Norman Nato
Arden International
1:30.416
10
13.
Richie Stanaway
Status Grand Prix
1:30.420
10
14.
Nobuharu Matsushita
ART Grand Prix
1:30.649
11
15.
Jordan King
Racing Engineering
1:30.686
11
16.
Sergio Canamasas
MP Motorsport
1:30.722
13
17.
Robert Visoiu
Rapax
1:30.879
11
18.
Marco Sorensen
Carlin
1:30.891
9
19
Nathanaël Berthon
Lazarus
1:31.029
8
20.
Marlon Stockinger
Status Grand Prix
1:31.042
10
21.
Johnny Cecotto
Hilmer Motorsport
1:31.049
10
22.
André Negrao
Arden International
1:31.390
10
23.
Sergey Sirotkin
Rapax
1:31.394
14
24.
Rene Binder
Trident
1:31.397
10
25.
Zoel Amberg
Lazarus
1:31.751
10
26.
Artem Markelov
RUSSIAN TIME
2018-07-17T23:12:56+00:00May 8th, 2015|GP 2 series|