Vandoorne takes fifth consecutive GP2 pole in Bahrain opener

We posed the question the other day, can anyone stop Stoffel Vandoorne. So far, the answer is no.

Belgium's Stoffel Vandoorne has continued his streak of four straight poles to end 2014 with yet another pole position to kick off the 2015 GP2 season.

Teammate Nobuharu Matsushita was a full three tenths off Vandoorne, who posted a 1:39.237. In comparison, a single tenth separated second through fifth with Alex Lynn, Arthur Pic, and Raffaele Marciello trailing the ART duo.

The thirty minute qualifying session went without incident. Vandoorne was quickest from the get-go, leading with a 1:39.493 early on.

Pic was just .137 off that time for a good portion of the session. Unlike others around him, he was unable to improve upon that time in the final minutes of action.

Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1. Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1:39.237   11
2. Nobuharu Matsushita ART Grand Prix 1:39.545 0.308 11
3. Alex Lynn DAMS 1:39.599 0.362 11
4. Arthur Pic Campos 1:39.630 0.393 11
5. Raffaele Marciello Trident 1:39.645 0.408 8
6. Jordan King Racing Engineering 1:39.770 0.533 11
7. Norman Nato Arden 1:39.857 0.620 11
8. Alexander Rossi Racing Engineering 1:39.872 0.635 12
9. Pierre Gasly DAMS 1:39.877 0.640 12
10. Sergey Sirotkin Rapax 1:39.887 0.650 12
11. Artem Markelov Russian Time 1:39.955 0.718 11
12. Rio Haryanto Campos 1:39.961 0.724 10
13. Mitch Evans Russian Time 1:39.999 0.762 11
14. Robert Visoiu Rapax 1:40.128 0.891 12
15. Richie Stanaway Status 1:40.251 1.014 11
16. Julian Leal Carlin 1:40.353 1.116 12
17. Sergio Canamasas MP Motorsport 1:40.434 1.197 12
18. Marco Sorensen Carlin 1:40.444 1.207 12
19. Andre Negrao Arden 1:40.634 1.397 11
20. Daniel De Jong MP Motorsport 1:40.653 1.416 11
21. Nathanael Berthon Lazarus 1:40.654 1.417 11
22. Rene Binder Trident 1:40.773 1.536 10
23. Marlon Stockinger Status 1:40.995 1.758 11
24. Zoel Amberg Lazarus 1:41.690 2.453 11

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Series GP2
Event Bahrain
Sub-event Friday qualifying
Track Bahrain International Circuit
Drivers Alexander Rossi , Marlon Stockinger , Nathanael Berthon , Marco Sorensen , Julian Leal , Rio Haryanto , Sergio Canamasas , Daniel de Jong , André Negrao , Arthur Pic , Jordan King , Richie Stanaway , Mitch Evans , Zoel Amberg , Robert Visoiu , Alex Lynn , Raffaele Marciello , Rene Binder , Sergey Sirotkin , Norman Nato , Stoffel Vandoorne , Pierre Gasly , Artem Markelov , Nobuharu Matsushita
Article type Qualifying report