DAMS Istanbul qualifying report

Istanbul Park circuit

Grosjean's scores a hat trick as he puts DAMS on pole in Istanbul !

The run continues! After Abu Dhabi and Imola, Romain Grosjean and DAMS have scored their hat trick of pole positions with first place in Istanbul park. This time, though, the Franco-Swiss has set pole for the main GP2 Series.

In free practice, he already gave a glimpse of his potential by setting the second-best time. In qualifying, Grosjean drove an almost perfect session. On only his second flying lap he demoralized his rivals with a time that nobody could beat.

Romain Grosjean
Romain Grosjean

Photo by: GP2 Media Service

Pal Varhaug, was a bit behind. After a careful morning session in very tricky conditions, he qualified in twenty-first place.

Loic David, General Manager: "I have to say it's almost become a habit - but a good one! Congratulations to the whole team for yet another pole position. They got the strategy right as shown by Romain's place on the grid."

Romain Grosjean
P1 1m 34.398s

"Yet again the team has done a great job and given me an ideal car. I can't wait to confirm this performance in the race."

Pal Varhaug
P21 1m 35.681s

"This morning in the rain I drive like my grandma! It was a little better in qualifying, but I know I can do a lot better. I hope to move up the field in the race."

First race tomorrow on Saturday 7th May at 15h40 –Turkish time, Paris +1). Second race Sunday 8th May at 11h35.

-source: dams

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Romain Grosjean , Pal Varhaug
Teams DAMS
Tags gp2, grosjean, pole, varhaug