Incredible recovery from Murchison, Lopez and Langley-Khan disappointed Christian Murchison impressed DAMS team after getting 8th position in qualifying 2 days after his crash in Eau Rouge. The young Australian set his fast time during his...
Incredible recovery from Murchison, Lopez and Langley-Khan disappointed
Christian Murchison impressed DAMS team after getting 8th position in qualifying 2 days after his crash in Eau Rouge. The young Australian set his fast time during his 3rd lap "first I drove with a big margin as the car was completely rebuilt yesterday and I needed to get back my feeling with the car after my crash, on my second lap I felt good with the car and this lap time is quite satisfying even if I could have been much better on the grid for a few tenths of a second."
Jose Maria Lopez missed the bus stop chicane in his fast lap while he was on his way for pole (quickest on the aggregate on the first 2 intermediate times) and hit the wall on his second lap.
Adam Langley-Khan who had missed part of the practice for technical problems went on qualifying with a disadvantage and was able to improve his Wednesday lap time, but in this difficult situation he set the 17th time.
Technical & Managing Director Eric Boullier : "it is frustrating to have Jose last on the grid as we can see on the data that he was on his way for pole position, any way we must focus on the race and try to get some points. Christian did a fantastic job, we are very satisfied of his position after what happened Wednesday."
1- T. GOMMENDY (Arta-Signature) 2:12.935 2- K. MATSUURA (Arta-Signature) 2:13.123 + 0.188 3- J. MELO ( Victory By Cram) 2:13.197 + 0.262 4- A. BELLICHI (Afc Motorsport) 2:13.674 + 0.739 5- M. HALLIDAY (Rd Motorsport) 2:14.117 + 1.182 6- H. SHIMODA (Rn Motorsport) 2:14.360 + 1.425 7- N. JANI (Jenzer Motorsport) 2:14.455 + 1.520 8- C. MURCHISON (DAMS) 2:14.634 + 1.699 9- G. MONDINI (Eurointernational) 2:14.695 + 1.760 10- D. PASINI (Victoy By Cram) 2:14.709 + 1.774 11- I. BELLAROSA (Bicar Racing) 2:14.862 + 1.927 12- A. SCAFURO (Afc Motorsport) 2:14.932 + 1.997 13- F. LIENHARD (Jenzer Motorsport) 2:15.266 + 2.331 14- E. SANDSTROM (SRTS) 2:15.329 + 2.394 15- D. DI BENEDETTO (Guidare) 2:15.562 + 2.627 16- C. ARTAM (Eurointernational) 2:17.050 + 4.115 17- A. LANGLEY-KHAN (DAMS) 2:17.354 + 4.419 18- R. DEKARSKI (Rd Motorsport) 2:18.332 + 5.397 19- JM. LOPEZ (DAMS) 2:29.280 +16.345
Race : Saturday 26th July / 12.00 - 12.45