Nurburgring: Coloni Motorsport qualifying report

GIANMARIA BRUNI TAKES FIRST ROW; LAUDA AT THE BACK OF THE FIELD Nurburgring - Gianmaria Bruni will start from first row in the feature event of the weekend. Coloni Motorsport's ace, keeping faith to his promises, proved to be a man of his word...

GIANMARIA BRUNI TAKES FIRST ROW; LAUDA AT THE BACK OF THE FIELD

Nurburgring - Gianmaria Bruni will start from first row in the feature event of the weekend.

Coloni Motorsport's ace, keeping faith to his promises, proved to be a man of his word and took on a main role since free practice.

This morning Bruni showed all his driving skills, setting the fastest time of the free practice session, and leaving all adversaries behind. But a bad surprise almost ruined his qualifying session, his car's gear broke and Coloni's engineers had to work non-stop to change it. Only thanks to their efforts and those of Mader's engineers Gimmi was able to take part in the qualifying.

Notwithstanding the drawback, Bruni was very fast from the beginning and really determined, but, at the last corner of his hot lap, he made a mistake and spun, driving off the circuit. So he had to be satisfied with a second place, behind his countryman Pantano.

Not a good qualifying, on the other hand, for Mathias Lauda, who didn't do better than a twelfth row.

Lauda could not put to good use his second set of tyres because of the waving yellow flags and tomorrow will have to run an uphill race.

Paolo Coloni looks forward to tomorrow race "with the gear problem Bruni risked not running the qualifying session: I have to thank the whole team for an excellent job. Tomorrow the race will be rough, but we aim to win all the same!".

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Gianmaria Bruni , Mathias Lauda , Paolo Coloni