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Spa: Scuderia Coloni qualifying report

TRAFFIC HAMPERS PARENTE IN SPA QUALIFYING It was an unlucky Qualifying session in Spa-Francorchamps for Scuderia Coloni. Things were looking good after the morning Free Practice, with Alvaro Parente posting the third fastest laptime right on...

TRAFFIC HAMPERS PARENTE IN SPA QUALIFYING

It was an unlucky Qualifying session in Spa-Francorchamps for Scuderia Coloni. Things were looking good after the morning Free Practice, with Alvaro Parente posting the third fastest laptime right on his GP2 comeback, showing that the car was competitive also on the wet track. Then, in the afternoon, Qualifying became a lottery due to the weather conditions: the Race Direction had to stop the session just a few minutes after the green light due to an heavy rain shower, and things stayed like that for more than 20 minutes. Then the red flag was exposed another three times due to drivers crashing and the yellow flags were waved very often by the marshals. In those conditions Parente didn't have a real chance to improve his laptimes for nearly the whole session. After the last suspension there was time for just one flying lap and Alvaro went for it: he posted a great time in the first sector and was the best of the pack in S3, but a mistake in turn 8 meant losing more than 1"5 in Sector 2. His final time was 2'17"798, meaning P16 on tomorrow's grid. Vladimir Arabadzhiev will start from P23 after crashing at nearly half-session, luckily without any consequence for the driver himself. Before the crash he was performing well and in the morning practice he had showed a pace that could have been good for the top ten.

-source: scuderia coloni

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Series GP2
Drivers Alvaro Parente , Vladimir Arabadzhiev