EU 2000: Oschersleben qualifying notes, times

The need for Speed! Qualifying 1. He's been setting the lap times alight all season, and was recently crowned 2004 Eurocup champion. But it's clear that Scott Speed (Motopark Oschersleben) intends to end his amazing year in fine style. In...

The need for Speed!

Qualifying 1.
He's been setting the lap times alight all season, and was recently crowned 2004 Eurocup champion. But it's clear that Scott Speed (Motopark Oschersleben) intends to end his amazing year in fine style. In Friday's qualifying for race 1, the young American once more put paid to the competition, taking his eighth pole position. Joining him on the front row will be his countryman Fleming (Jenzer Motorsport), who still has his sights firmly set on a championship podium finish. The Netherlands' Meijer (AR- Motorsport) starts in third, continuing his superb end to the season. Another fine result for him on a track where he claimed a race victory last year in the FR 2000 Masters. In fourth is Kochem (Jenzer Motorsport), ahead of the French trio Pilet (Graff Racing), Clairay (SG Formula) and Pagenaud (Graff Racing). An impressive line-up for what is sure to be an amazing race 1.

Speed all the way!

Qualifying 2
Double pole for Scott Speed (Motopark Oschersleben), in a fine performance on his team's home turf. Great news for the local crowd, especially as next to him in race 2 will be Meijer (AR-Motorsport), on top form this weekend. Right behind them is Simon Pagenaud, taking third on the grid in the dying seconds of the session and keeping his chances of remaining second overall very much alive. But it's going to be a hard fight all the way, with Fleming (5th) and Kochem (7th) also vying for a place on the final podium, while their other rival Kofler starts further back in 13th. This one's going all the way.

<pre> Première séance

Clt Pilotes                    Equipe                   Temps
1   Scott Speed                Motopark Oschersleben   01'23"527
2   Colin Fleming              Jenzer Motorsport       01'23"729
3   Paul Meijer                Ar Motorsport           01'23"780
4   Pascal Kochem              Jenzer Motorsport       01'23"826
5   Patrick Pilet              Graff Racing            01'23"883
6   Yann Clairay               SG Formula              01'23"910
7   Simon Pagenaud             Graff Racing            01'24"060
8   Romain Grojean             SG Formula              01'24"176
9   Pekka Saarinen             Sl Formula Racing       01'24"177
10  Dominique Claessens        JD Motorsport           01'24"216

Deuxième séance

Clt Pilotes                Equipe                      Temps
1   Scott Speed            Motopark Oschersleben       01'23"945
2   Paul Meijer            Ar Motorsport               01'24"305
3   Simon Pagenaud         Graff Racing                01'24"340
4   Pekka Saarinen         Sl Formula Racing           01'24"347
5   Colin Fleming          Jenzer Motorsport           01'24"389
6   Matias Milla           Motorpark Oschersleben      01'24"475
7   Pascal Kochem          Jenzer Motorsport           01'24"556
8   Franck Mailleux        Sg Formula                  01'24"578
9   Bruno Fechner          Kern Motorsport             01'24"627
10  Yann Clairay           SG Formula                  01'24"694

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Scott Speed , Colin Fleming , Yann Clairay , Patrick Pilet , Simon Pagenaud , Pascal Kochem , Franck Mailleux , Paul Meijer
Teams Jenzer Motorsport , Formula Racing