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Istanbul: DAMS Friday notes

Istanbul Qualifying -- Disappointing qualifying session Today's qualifying has been quite frustrating for all the team as Kazuki and Nicolas took the 8th and 14th places. The session started with temperatures slightly lower than this morning's...

Istanbul Qualifying -- Disappointing qualifying session

Today's qualifying has been quite frustrating for all the team as Kazuki and Nicolas took the 8th and 14th places. The session started with temperatures slightly lower than this morning's free practice but still hotter than at most circuits. The changing conditions make the circuit especially difficult and surprise the team.

Kazuki Nakajima: "The beginning of the qualifying session was difficult. The car balance was quite good but I can't take advantage of that. The lap time didn't come promptly. I improved my results during the last minutes and pushed up to the 8th place on the grid. Now, we have to think at the strategy for tomorrow. If we can score the podium, it will be very good".

Nicolas Lapierre: "This qualifying session was not extraordinary for me. The shorten free practice of this morning has penalized the general set up of the car. As the track conditions changed, it was difficult to find some grip. Now, I am focused on the technical analysis of this session with the engineering staff in order to find some improvements for tomorrow's race. I will do my best to win places on this circuit where we can overtake."

-credit: dams

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Series GP2
Drivers Nicolas Lapierre , Kazuki Nakajima
Teams DAMS