Team Draco tops 2nd and 4th best position in Donington Augusto Farfus assured himself, and Team Draco, his 5th front row (on 6 races) start of the European F3000 Championship season, after 4 consecutive pole positions, by taking the 2nd best...
Team Draco tops 2nd and 4th best position in Donington
Augusto Farfus assured himself, and Team Draco, his 5th front row (on 6 races) start of the European F3000 Championship season, after 4 consecutive pole positions, by taking the 2nd best time in a furious paced qualifying session that saw his team mate Sven Heidfeld sign the 4th fastest.
Brazilian Farfus, who is actually leading the championship with 20 points of advantage, clocked his 1:24.29 time with the first set of tyres but he could not exploit the second set as Bruni, of Team ADM, obstructed him twice, while Augusto was pushing looking for a clear lap, with a move that can not be considered professional considering that this championship is not composed off rockies drivers.
German Heidfeld, at his return at the wheel of his Lola #7, shined with a brilliant performance that will allow him to start from the 2nd row. Sven did an excellent job working to find the best set up and to set a time close to the best ones.
Sven Heidfeld (car #7) -- P4 on the grid "I'm really happy for my qualifying. We have done an excellent job that will allow me to start from the second row. With my second set of new tyres I made a mistake that probably costed me one position on the grid".
Augusto Farfus Junior (car #8) -- P2 on the grid "I'm really disappointed for Bruni's behaviour. He obstructed me while I was driving with my set of tyres, and he did this move two consecutive times. I do not want to be polemic because I believe to be a professional driver, but such a move can also be dangerous. Tomorrow I'll concentrate on my race and I'll not think about what has happened today. We are fighting for the championship title and with my team, we are working hard; the final result is what counts, for me".
<pre> STARTING GRID: ROW 1 G.Bruni (ADM) 1:24.139 - A.Farfus (Draco Racing) 1:24.2902 ROW 2 N.Pastorelli (Scuderia Famà) 1:24.34 - S.Heidfeld (Draco Racing) 1:24.41 ROW 3 R.Rusinov (GP Racing) 1:24.46 - F.Del Monte (GP Racing) 1:24.55 ROW 4 C.Brown (Euro 3000 Racing) 1:24.57 - M.Grassotto (Euro 3000 Series) 1:24.70 ROW 5 J.Nelson (JVA) 1:24.77 - J.De Pourtales (Scuderia Famà) 1:25.18 ROW 6 P.Boss (JVA) 1:25.25 - R.Sperafico (ADM Motorsport) 1:25.44