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Valencia SC: Sebastien Buemi qualifying report

Sebastien, 7th, is aiming for the podium Sebastien Buemi qualified 7th on the starting grid of this week-end's first race, which will be run on Saturday, 23rd August, on the brand new Valencia circuit. Sebastien was second for quite a while, ...

Sebastien, 7th, is aiming for the podium

Sebastien Buemi qualified 7th on the starting grid of this week-end's first race, which will be run on Saturday, 23rd August, on the brand new Valencia circuit. Sebastien was second for quite a while, before losing positions during the last part of the qualifying session. Sebastien Buemi: "The car's handling was quite good at the beginning of the session. I was pretty satisfied with it. But when we put the second set of tyres, I could not really improve my lap time – actually, I was barely a tenth quicker – while the track was faster. I cannot really explain what happened, we will have to look at the data tonight to try to understand. But the race target will be to finish on the podium. And to do that, I will need to have a flying-start. Then, the race will be long, it will be hot, and the key point will be to avoid making mistakes during the first laps. A city track means only a few run-off areas, therefore the motto will be "extreme caution"..."

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Series GP2
Drivers Sébastien Buemi