Richelmi grabs first GP2 pole

Richelmi grabs first GP2 pole

Formula 2

Richelmi grabs first GP2 pole


Stephane Richelmi will start the feature race for the sixth round of the GP2 Series from pole position at the Nurburgring on Saturday.

Richelmi grabbed the top spot in Friday’s qualifying session from DAMS teammate Marcus Ericsson by 0.276sec on his second run on new tires to score his first career GP2 pole. Ericsson, who has started from pole twice this year, was forced to settle for second.

Behind the dominant DAMS cars, Barcelona winner Robin Frijns was best of the rest for Hilmer Motorsport, ahead of Mitch Evans (Arden) and Carlin’s Felipe Nasr. Fabio Leimer was sixth quickest for Racing Engineering, over half a second off Richelmi’s time.

Adrian Quaife-Hobbs was the top Briton in seventh place for MP Motorsport, ahead of James Calado and Silverstone victor Sam Bird.

Tom Dillmann rounded out of the top 10, ahead of Jolyon Palmer. Silverstone sprint race winner Jon Lancaster will start 16th.

Pos Driver               Team                 Time       Ga       Laps 1. Stephane Richelmi    DAMS                 1m38.487s            11 2. Marcus Ericsson      DAMS                 1m38.763s  + 0.276s  11 3. Robin Frijns         Hilmer               1m38.804s  + 0.317s  12 4. Mitch Evans          Arden                1m38.848s  + 0.361s  14 5. Felipe Nasr          Carlin               1m38.897s  + 0.410s  12 6. Fabio Leimer         Racing Engineering   1m38.997s  + 0.510s  11 7. Adrian Quaife-Hobbs  MP                   1m39.006s  + 0.519s  12 8. James Calado         ART                  1m39.018s  + 0.531s  10 9. Sam Bird             Russian Time         1m39.089s  + 0.602s  1210. Tom Dillmann         Russian Time         1m39.186s  + 0.699s  1011. Jolyon Palmer        Carlin               1m39.193s  + 0.706s  1312. Rene Binder          Lazarus              1m39.243s  + 0.756s  1113. Stefano Coletti      Rapax                1m39.274s  + 0.787s  1314. Alexander Rossi      Caterham Racing      1m39.320s  + 0.833s  1315. Fabrizio Crestani    Lazarus              1m39.374s  + 0.887s  1016. Jon Lancaster        Hilmer               1m39.379s  + 0.892s  1217. Sergio Canamasas     Caterham Racing      1m39.465s  + 0.978s  1318. Daniel de Jong       MP                   1m39.503s  + 1.016s  1419. Johnny Cecotto Jr    Arden                1m39.723s  + 1.236s  1420. Rio Haryanto         Addax                1m39.780s  + 1.293s  1221. Nathanel Berthon     Trident              1m39.792s  + 1.305s  1222. Daniel Abt           ART                  1m39.813s  + 1.326s  1123. Kevin Ceccon         Trident              1m39.876s  + 1.389s  1224. Julian Leal          Racing Engineering   1m39.986s  + 1.499s  1425. Jake Rosenzweig      Addax                1m40.064s  + 1.577s  1226. Simon Trummer        Rapax                1m40.311s  + 1.824s  14