Monaco, Qualifying: Amazing Drive By Ceccon - No Luck For Herck


He is only at his second weekend on the GP2 car and at his debut race in Monaco, but Kevin Ceccon alredy showed that he can aim for great results together with Scuderia Coloni. The Italian driver contested a very good qualifying session, closing in P21 after boasting a very consistent drive and showing a steady improving trend. Hampered by slowing-down cars, as often happens in Monaco, Kevin had only a traffic-free lap and in that one he posted his best laptime in 1'23”913. Anyway, the split times realized in the rest of the session were good for an ideal laptime close to the top ten, an impressive potential for a rookie driver.

Also Michael Herck had problems with traffic: the Romanian passed the whole session looking for a “clear” lap, but in the final minutes, when he finally had the space to push a bit more, he lost the car in the Swimming Pool chicane, hitting the armco.

Michael Herck
Michael Herck

Photo by: GP2 Media Service

Paolo Coloni: “I think that Kevin did a really impressive job today. He learned the track quickly, and soon he was on the same pace of drivers with much more experience on both the car and the track. Qualifying isn't telling the real truth as his ideal laptime would have been much quicker than that, but tomorrow we will try to gain positions with a good strategy. Besides his speed, Kevin was again flawless, making no mistakes on a really difficult track. I'm also very sorry for Michael: in Monaco you alway need some luck, and he had none of that today”.

-source: scuderia coloni