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Silverstone: Series qualifying report

Frenchman back on top in qualifying Romain Grosjean has claimed his third pole of the season in blustery conditions this afternoon here in Silverstone, finding a clear lap while his rivals tripped over themselves in traffic to take...

Frenchman back on top in qualifying

Romain Grosjean has claimed his third pole of the season in blustery conditions this afternoon here in Silverstone, finding a clear lap while his rivals tripped over themselves in traffic to take the top spot ahead of Alberto Valerio and Alvaro Parente.

Grosjean set a best time of 1:25.899 on a clear lap after exiting the pits with fresh tyres ahead of the remainder of the field, cutting two tenths out of Valerio's time to claim pole while his rivals tripped over each other trying to beat him.

The fight for the top spot between the pair was intense: the Brazilian set the early pace until Grosjean bested all three sectors to slot in ahead, but with much of the field coming in to the pits halfway through the session one last, clear lap for Valerio looked to have solidified him at the top, until Grosjean escaped ahead of everyone else and stole it back.

In the closing minutes though it looked set to tumble: Jer

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Series GP2
Drivers Alvaro Parente , Alberto Valerio