Qualifying 1: Bourdais back to form

Sebastien Bourdais took a major step to getting his Formula 3000 championship challenge back on track by topping the times at the end of the first of two qualifying sessions at Spa-Francorchamps

Qualifying 1: Bourdais back to form

Initially, points leader Tomas Enge set the pace, but it did not take long for Bourdais to jump to the top. He then bettered his mark on his fourth flying lap to leave the Super Nova Lola an impressive four tenths up on the Arden car.

After the first flurry of times, little changed as yet again the fresh Formula 1 tyre rubber left the track at its best right at the start of the session.

Antonio Pizzonia was third fastest for Petrobras Junior, while the third of the title contenders Giorgio Pantano was fourth.

Enge's team-mate Bjorn Wirdheim was fifth, ahead of the second Coloni entry of Enrico Toccacelo. The second session will follow this afternoon.




Sebastien Bourdais Super Nova 2m04.626s
Tomas Enge Arden 2m05.016s
Antonio Pizzonia Petrobras 2m05.283s
Giorgio Pantano Coloni 2m05.786s
Bjorn Wirdheim Arden 2m05.461s
Enrico Toccacelo Coloni 2m05.503s
Nicolas Kiesa PSM 2m05.505s
Mario Haberfeld Astromega 2m05.585s
Ricardo Sperafico Petrobras 2m05.605s
Ricardo Mauricio Red Bull 2m05.762s
Tiago Monteiro Super Nova 2m06.096s
Patrick Friesacher Red Bull 2m06.190s
Zsolt Baumgartner Nordic 2m06.200s
Rob Nguyen Astromega 2m06.435s
Derek Hill Durango 2m06.574s
Rodrigo Sperafico Durango 2m07.280s
Justin Keen European 2m07.852s
Kristian Kolby European 2m07.920s
Thed Bjork Nordic 2m09.842s
Tony Schmidt PSM no time

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