Mihai Marinescu takes pole for Brands Hatch Formula 2 race two
|By Daniel Puddicombe||Sunday, July 15th 2012, 10:26 GMT|
Mihai Marinescu claimed his second pole of the season in qualifying for Sunday afternoon's second Formula 2 race at Brands Hatch.
The Romanian set his best lap with around five minutes left in the 30-minute session and despite warm, sunny conditions, none of his rivals were able to better his time as they had already used their five allotted qualifying boosts.
Second went to Christopher Zanella, who set his time just after the mid-way point in the session, at the time going half a second quicker than the rest. Markus Pommer will start third, with Dino Zamparelli the top Briton in fourth. Saturday's race winner Kevin Mirocha qualified alongside him in fifth.
Matheo Tuscher had provisional pole early in the session, but used his boost up too soon and dropped to seventh, while race one poleman and championship leader Luciano Bacheta was also a pole contender early on, but failed to improve near the end and will start from a disappointing eighth.
Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Mihai Marinescu 1m14.171s 2. Christopher Zanella 1m14.205s + 0.034s 3. Markus Pommer 1m14.537s + 0.366s 4. Dino Zamparelli 1m14.712s + 0.541s 5. Kevin Mirocha 1m14.712s + 0.541s 6. Maxim Snegirev 1m14.721s + 0.550s 7. Matheo Tuscher 1m14.740s + 0.569s 8. Luciano Bacheta 1m14.756s + 0.585s 9. Alex Fontana 1m14.977s + 0.806s 10. Hector Hurst 1m15.046s + 0.875s 11. Plamen Kralev 1m15.380s + 1.209s 12. Daniel McKenzie 1m15.634s + 1.463s 13. Kourosh Khani 1m15.912s + 1.741s 14. Axcil Jefferies 1m15.967s + 1.796s 15. David Zhu 1m16.037s + 1.866s 16. Mauro Calamia 1m16.072s + 1.901s