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Catalunya: Qualifying report

Hamilton loses pole and championship lead Nelson Piquet Jr will start tomorrow's race from pole position after Lewis Hamilton and five other drivers had their two best laps stripped from them for not heeding yellow flag warnings. Lewis (ART...

Hamilton loses pole and championship lead

Nelson Piquet Jr will start tomorrow's race from pole position after Lewis Hamilton and five other drivers had their two best laps stripped from them for not heeding yellow flag warnings. Lewis (ART Grand Prix), Gimmi Bruni (Trident Racing), Nicolas Lapierre (Arden International), Tristan Gommendy (iSport International), Lucas di Grassi (Durango) and Javier Villa (Racing Engineering) were the drivers to be penalised.

The decision of the stewards means that Nelson lands pole position and the two points that go along with it. He now leads the championship on 30 points ahead of Lewis on 26 and Nicolas on 25 points.

For the grid tomorrow, Nelson therefore starts first, with Alex Prémat second. The second row will feature Adam Carroll in third with Lewis now fourth. Michael Ammermüller will be sixth, with Jose Maria Lopez seventh, Gimmi Bruni eighth, Olivier Pla ninth and Clivio Piccione tenth. Tristan Gommendy is now classified 11th, incrediblyhgaining a place despite his penalty, withthAndi Zuber 12th, Nicolas Lapierre 13th, Adrian Valles 14t , Timo Glock 15th and Xandi Negrao 16. Hiroki Yoshimoto finishes 17th in the classification, ahead of Sergio Hernandez in 18th, Lucas dirdGrassi 19th, Ferdinando Monfardini 20tthh, Ernesto Viso 21st, Felix Porteiro 22nd, Jason Tahinci 23 , Fairuz Fauzy 24th, Giorgio Pantano 25 and Javier Villa demoted to last place in 26th.

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Series GP2
Drivers Giorgio Pantano , Lewis Hamilton , Nelson Piquet , Adam Carroll , Clivio Piccione , Sergio Hernandez , Jason Tahinci , Olivier Pla , Nicolas Lapierre , Timo Glock , Ferdinando Monfardini , Adrian Valles , Felix Porteiro , Lucas di Grassi , Javier Villa , Ernesto Viso , Michael Ammermüller
Teams ART Grand Prix , Trident , Arden International