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Silverstone: DAMS team Saturday report

Silverstone Qualifying -- Monfardini 12th & Perera 13th in a chaotic qualifying session One of the main difficulties in the 30 minutes GP2 qualifying is to find a clear lap without yellow flag during the first 2 laps of each new set of tyres....

Silverstone Qualifying -- Monfardini 12th & Perera 13th in a chaotic qualifying session

One of the main difficulties in the 30 minutes GP2 qualifying is to find a clear lap without yellow flag during the first 2 laps of each new set of tyres. Both DAMS drivers experienced this problem today and lost most of their quick laps due to race facts and traffic. Finally Ferdinando took 12th place and Franck 13th.

Ferdinando Monfardini : "This result is good for me as we had to improve in qualifying and we will start 7 places ahead of the position we had in the previous events. The team gave me a very good car, it was more balanced, with good traction. I did my time in the 1st lap of my second set of tyres, then I had yellow flags at every other attempt which makes us think we have lost quite a lot with this, but this is racing. We have a good potential for tomorrow, the car is exactly what I like for this kind of track, we have done some good results with bad qualifying before so we have a real chance to get good points tomorrow."

Franck Perera : "I am really disappointed. In the first 10 minutes the car was good, I was in the pace and I took 3rd place. Then we stopped to make some changes on the car, I did not feel so good with the car on my 2nd set of tyres but the main problem was traffic. On my 2 quick laps there were several slow cars in the final corners so I had to slow down even if I improved quite a lot in the first 2 sectors. I am really upset about this because when you have slow cars on the line there is nothing to do, our target was top 5 and we lost all chances to do it."

Race : Saturday 10th May 14.30 UK time (15.30 European time)

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Series GP2
Drivers Ferdinando Monfardini , Franck Perera
Teams DAMS