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Monaco: Arden International Friday report

ARDEN DUO STEER CLEAR OF TROUBLE AT GP2'S TOUGHEST TRACK Arden International team-mates Bruno Senna and Adrian Zaugg will line up ninth and 11th for tomorrow's fifth round of the GP2 Series in Monte Carlo. Their qualifying efforts were...

ARDEN DUO STEER CLEAR OF TROUBLE AT GP2'S TOUGHEST TRACK

Arden International team-mates Bruno Senna and Adrian Zaugg will line up ninth and 11th for tomorrow's fifth round of the GP2 Series in Monte Carlo. Their qualifying efforts were hindered by a number of yellow caution flags as several rivals were snared by Monaco's unyielding barriers - the calendar's only street circuit is famously intolerant of even minor errors - and the session had to be stopped for several minutes to allow a significant oil spillage to be cleared.

Senna posted a best time of 1m 20.827s - only half a second from a spot in the top three in a fiercely competitive session - and Zaugg was just 0.159s adrift of his team-mate. Tomorrow's race - GP2's third appearance in the principality - is scheduled to last 45 laps, although a maximum time limit of 1h 10m will be imposed in the event of any delays.

Bruno Senna:It was tough to get used to the circuit conditions. Monaco is a new and interesting experience for me, but I think my performance was pretty much in line with expectations. I managed to qualify inside the top ten - I'm just at the wrong end of it! Still, we have a platform on which we can build for tomorrow's race

Adrian Zaugg: We've made good progress from free practice, it was shame about the amount of traffic, but I think everyone had the same problems. We know in Monaco anything can happen, so we should stand a chance of good points. My qualifying position is not bad, I was quickest in the last sector which gives us a good effort. This is the first time ever for me in GP2. It is a good feeling and we are moving in the right direction.

-credit: arden

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Series GP2
Drivers Bruno Senna , Adrian Zaugg
Teams Arden International