Cecotto takes Red Bull Ring pole

20/06/2014 16:48

Venezuelan racer Johnny Cecotto took the first pole position of the year for him in GP2 Series on the Red Bull Ring, Austria.

By: Arnau Viñals Vendrell

The session opened with André Negrao set the early pace but the timesheet were improving every time with Marciello and Vandoorne who last year race here, setting the first position.

 

After 10 minutes of the session, Cecotto was leading the field followed by Palmer and Vandoorne. Meanwhile in the track a lot of drivers went off at 9 and 8 corners, as we saw some lock ups at turn 1.

 

Halfway through the session, with Abt and Trummer in the track and all drivers in the pits, the top positions were: Cecotto, Palmer, Vandoorne, Leal and Nasr.

 

Drivers came out to the track with 8 minutes remaining but no one have improved until Raffaele Marciello took the third place with 3 minutes to go and with some raindrops at first sector. Meanwhile, Series leader, Joylon Palmer did a spun off at final turn.

 

But any one couldn’t improve his lap time due to the spots of rain in the track which impeded Marciello improve the Cecotto pole position lap.

 

Results:

 

Pos. Car Driver   Team Nation Laps Time Gap
1 23 Johnny Cecotto   Trident VEN 17 1:15,312  
2 7 Joylon Palmer   Dams GBR 15 1:15,352 + 0,04
3 3 Felipe Nasr   Carlin BRA 18 1:15,358 + 0,046
4 6 Stefano Coletti   Racing Engineering MON 17 1:15,443 + 0,131
5 5 Raffaele Marciello R Racing Engineering ITA 18 1:15,449 + 0,137
6 10 Stoffel Vandoorne R ART Grand Prix BEL 17 1:15,481 + 0,169
7 26 Arhur Pic R Campos Racing FRA 17 1:15,608 + 0,296
8 1 Mitch Evans   RT Russian Time NZ 17 1:15,614 + 0,302
9 19 Alexander Rossi   EQ8 Caterham Racing USA 17 1:15,644 + 0,332
10 8 Stéphane Richelmi   Dams MON 16 1:15,664 + 0,352
11 17 André Negrao R Arden International BRA 16 1:15,773 + 0,461
12 4 Julián Leal   Carlin COL 16 1:15,784 + 0,472
13 18 Rio Haryanto   EQ8 Caterham Racing IND 16 1:15,811 + 0,499
14 14 Adrian Quaife-Hobbs   Rapax GBR 16 1:15,927 + 0,615
15 21 Tio Ellinas R MP Motorsport CYP 15 1:15,964 + 0,652
16 22 Sergio Canamasas   Trident ESP 16 1:16,034 + 0,722
17 9 Takuya Izawa R ART Grand Prix JAP 17 1:16,092 + 0,78
18 2 Artem Markelov R RT Russian Time RUS 17 1:16,136 + 0,824
19 11 Daniel Abt   Hilmer Motorsport GER 19 1:16,246 + 0,934
20 27 Kimiya Sato R Campos Racing JAP 17 1:16,274 + 0,962
21 16 Rene Binder   Arden International AUT 17 1:16,331 + 1,019
22 20 Daniël de Jong   MP Motorsport NED 14 1:16,334 + 1,022
23 12 Facu Regalia R Hilmer Motorsport ARG 18 1:16,497 + 1,185
24 15 Simon Trummer   Rapax CHE 17 1:16,531 + 1,219
25 25 Conor Daly   Venezuela GP Lazarus USA 14 1:16,539 + 1,227
26 24 Nathanaël Berthon   Venezuela GP Lazarus FRA 16 1:16,654 + 1,342