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Abu Dhabi: Scuderia Coloni qualifying report

ABU DHABI, SCUDERIA COLONI AIMS FOR RACE 1 RECOVERY Brendon Hartley and newcomer James Jakes will start respectively from P18 and P22 on the grid in the first race of the Abu Dhabi GP2 weekend. In a very tricky session, with a very slippery...

ABU DHABI, SCUDERIA COLONI AIMS FOR RACE 1 RECOVERY

Brendon Hartley and newcomer James Jakes will start respectively from P18 and P22 on the grid in the first race of the Abu Dhabi GP2 weekend. In a very tricky session, with a very slippery track due to dirt and rain drizzles in the morning, the Scuderia Coloni drivers also had to cope with the normal odds coming from the fact that they are GP2 rookies. Brendon Hartley is only at his second race in the Series and never raced on the Abu Dhabi track before, while James Jakes made his debut on the Main Series car in the morning Free Practice.

Qualifying was anyway useful to gather datas looking to the race and,thanks to a track layout that provides some overtaking opportunities, the objective for tomorrow's race is a strong comeback with both cars.

Paolo Coloni: "Even if we are not satisfied for this qualifying result, we can't forget that Brendon is just at his second GP2 weekend, while James managed to come here at the very last moment to step-in for Parente, stopped by otitis. So, all things considered, the session was useful as we got some useful infos for the setup. Tomorrow's race will be very long and the track conditions should be very different from today, so there's room for a good recovery".

-source: scuderiacoloni.com

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Series GP2
Drivers James Jakes , Brendon Hartley , Paolo Coloni