Hockenheimring: Scuderia Coloni qualifying report

HOCKENHEIM, QUALIFYING: VALERIO AND ARABADZHIEV HAMPERED BY LAST MINUTE RED FLAG Alberto Valerio will start from P17 and Vladimir Arabazhiev from P21 in tomorrow's GP2 Feature Race in Hockenheim. It was a really unlucky session for the Italian...

HOCKENHEIM, QUALIFYING: VALERIO AND ARABADZHIEV HAMPERED BY LAST MINUTE RED FLAG

Alberto Valerio will start from P17 and Vladimir Arabazhiev from P21 in tomorrow's GP2 Feature Race in Hockenheim. It was a really unlucky session for the Italian team because the cars and drivers performance where worth a really better result. Qualifying started with a wet track due to a rain shower just before the session, and with the tarmac improving lap after lap finding the limit was a really difficult task.

While other drivers had problems, with even a red flag caused by an off for Max Chilton, Alberto Valerio boasted a really great drive and was 9th with just three minutes to go. Then, two nearly simultaneous crashes by Davide Valsecchi and Sam Bird forced Race Direction to call for another red flag: at the restart Valerio remained stuck in the traffic in both his fast laps and didn't improve, falling down in the lower part of the grid. Also for Arabadzhiev this Friday wasn't a lucky day: the Bulgarian driver was getting quicker and quicker on the wet track, and in the last lap he was performing really well: his first two sectors were good and then he lost 0.6 due to traffic in the last part of the track. Without this issue he could have qualified at half-grid, a really better position for tomorrow's Race 1. Anyway, the Scuderia Coloni drivers are ready to go for a great recovery.

-source: scuderiacoloni.com

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Sam Bird , Alberto Valerio , Davide Valsecchi , Max Chilton