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Silverstone: Series qualifying report

Senna takes pole in Silverstone Brazilian on top in qualifying Bruno Senna has claimed his second pole in a row this afternoon in Silverstone, taking the top spot in qualifying ahead of Romain Grosjean and Andreas Zuber. The Brazilian ...

Senna takes pole in Silverstone

Brazilian on top in qualifying

Bruno Senna has claimed his second pole in a row this afternoon in Silverstone, taking the top spot in qualifying ahead of Romain Grosjean and Andreas Zuber.

The Brazilian topped the timesheets with a lap of 1:26.912, one tenth ahead of the Frenchman who set up a repeat front row from the last event in Magny-Cours, although this time Senna took pole without incident as he hoped after his dramatic crash at the French circuit.

All of the drivers were immediately on track when the green light showed at the end of the pitlane after this morning's free practice session, which saw almost all of the fastest lap set on their first set of tyres: this was repeated in qualifying, when a fierce early fight set most of the best times of the day. Roldan Rodriguez, Adrian Valles and Mike Conway all took a turn at the top of the timesheets before Grosjean headed teammate Luca Filippi at the top before they made their way back to the pits for their stops.

Senna had other plans however, and stayed out to take advantage of the clear track: the move paid off in spades as he claimed tomorrow's pole before returning to the pits, along with countryman Lucas di Grassi. Despite a strong push in the second half of the session only Zuber and Giorgio Pantano could improve their times at the top of the timesheet.

Behind the top three tomorrow will be di Grassi, Pantano, Filippi, Andy Soucek and Mike Conway, although there was little to separate them: the top twelve drivers were covered by just one second, with a further second covering the first 22 drivers. With change predicted in the weather patterns tomorrow we are likely to have a hugely entertaining first race at the British circuit.

-credit: gp2series

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Series GP2
Drivers Giorgio Pantano , Mike Conway , Lucas di Grassi , Bruno Senna , Andreas Zuber , Luca Filippi , Andy Soucek , Romain Grosjean