Mirko Bortolotti on Nurburgring Formula 2 pole again

Mirko Bortolotti topped a tight second qualifying session to take pole position for this afternoon's second Formula 2 race at the Nurburgring

Mirko Bortolotti on Nurburgring Formula 2 pole again

The Italian edged German rival Tobias Hegewald out of the top spot by just 0.014 seconds, as just over one second covered the top 16 drivers.

"I'm really happy about my position, but I did some slight mistakes," said Bortolotti, who won from pole yesterday. "The track was very cold today, not the same conditions as yesterday, and the new tyres were not working the same.

"I messed up some braking points and went wide in some points, but all in all I'm very happy with the result and looking forward to the race."

Britain's Will Bratt claimed third, ahead of Johannes Theobald, who produced the best qualifying performance of his F2 career to set the fourth fastest time of the session, in which each driver was permitted three uses of the 75bhp 'overboost' function in their engines.

Miki Monras and first practice pacesetter Mikkel Mac rounded out the top six, while a late lap from yesterday's runner-up Christopher Zanella elevated him from 17th to seventh.

Jack Clarke, Alex Brundle and Thiemo Storz completed the top 10, while Mihai Marinescu and Ramon Pineiro could not replicate their strong qualifying displays of yesterday and wound up 13th and 14th fastest respectively.

Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Mirko Bortolotti 1m47.906s 2. Tobias Hegewald 1m47.920s + 0.014s 3. Will Bratt 1m47.922s + 0.016s 4. Johannes Theobald 1m47.942s + 0.036s 5. Miki Monras 1m48.007s + 0.101s 6. Mikkel Mac 1m48.048s + 0.142s 7. Christopher Zanella 1m48.120s + 0.214s 8. Jack Clarke 1m48.132s + 0.226s 9. Alex Brundle 1m48.157s + 0.251s 10. Thiemo Storz 1m48.348s + 0.442s 11. Jordan King 1m48.537s + 0.631s 12. Benjamin Lariche 1m48.604s + 0.698s 13. Mihai Marinescu 1m48.633s + 0.727s 14. Ramon Pineiro 1m48.637s + 0.731s 15. Julian Theobald 1m48.738s + 0.832s 16. Kelvin Snoeks 1m48.977s + 1.071s 17. Maxim Snegirev 1m49.218s + 1.312s 18. Armaan Ebrahim 1m49.224s + 1.318s 19. James Cole 1m49.681s + 1.775s 20. Sunghak Mun 1m50.140s + 2.234s 21. Fabio Gamberini 1m50.146s + 2.240s 22. Parthiva Sureshwaren 1m50.485s + 2.579s 23. Plamen Kralev 1m50.496s + 2.590s 
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