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Hungaroring: Scuderia Coloni qualifying report

THIRD ROW FOR VALERIO AND SCUDERIA COLONI IN BUDAPEST Alberto Valerio will start from third row of the grid in the first GP2 race of the Budapest weekend, to be held tomorrow at 3:40 PM. The brazilian driver stopped the clock on 1'28"245, a ...

THIRD ROW FOR VALERIO AND SCUDERIA COLONI IN BUDAPEST

Alberto Valerio will start from third row of the grid in the first GP2 race of the Budapest weekend, to be held tomorrow at 3:40 PM.

The brazilian driver stopped the clock on 1'28"245, a laptime that was good for 6th place, just 3 tenths shy of first row. Valerio managed to stay in front of Sergio Perez taking a great result for the team and himself, something that was really deserved after a very good session.

Alberto was always among the quickest on track and had even the pace to go for pole position: setting his fastest lap with still 6 minutes to go, he had the time for a last try and went for it: his first two sectors were good for pole, but then he had to slow down in the last sector due to the yellow flags for the D'Ambrosio car standing still out of last corner. This obviously costed him precious seconds, and the chance of taking the first spot on the grid for tomorrow's race.

For Vladimir Arabadzhiev it was a less lucky session: the Bulgarian driver was 22nd, but with his first set of tyres he was in P15. Then, in the second run, he got stuck between slower cars and without a fully clear lap he didn't manage to improve. Anyway he was really happy about the feeling with the car and he's ready to fight in tomorrow's race.

Paolo Coloni: "We're really satisfied about this session, also because we even had the pace to be quicker than this. In his last try Valerio had a 31"4 in the first sector, and also in the second one his pace was good for pole. Than he had to back-off due to yellow flags and he deserves to be praised for that, that's what a pro does. When you know you're fighting for first row it's very difficult to slow down, but doing this Alberto showed that he's full-grown as a driver. We're solly for Vladimir, because he really had the pace to get a better starting place. He was just slowed down by traffic and that's something that happens very easily on a track like Budapest. He didn't show all his speed, so we're expecting a good race from him tomorrow".

-source: scuderia coloni

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Series GP2
Drivers Alberto Valerio , Sergio Perez , Paolo Coloni , Vladimir Arabadzhiev