Palmer takes another pole at Monza

Jolyon Palmer followed up his pole position and victory earlier this weekend by securing pole again for the second Formula 2 race at Monza

Palmer takes another pole at Monza

Palmer set his best time seven minutes from the end and, as the only driver to break into the 1m39s, promptly returned to the pits and climbed out, confident that his time would stand for pole.

He was correct and Sergei Afanasiev was unable to improve his time and respond to Palmer knocking him off the top spot, but retained his place on the front row.

Will Bratt left it very late, lying 17th with two minutes of the session remaining, before jumping up to third, ahead of Philipp Eng. Mihai Marinescu will share row three with Kelvin Snoeks.

Home driver Nicola de Marco will start seventh, ahead of Kazim Vasiliauskas, Johan Jokinen and Dean Stoneman, who all returned to the pits before the end of the session with their tyres already past their best.

Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Jolyon Palmer 1m39.935s 2. Sergei Afanasiev 1m40.187s +0.252 3. Will Bratt 1m40.258s +0.323 4. Philipp Eng 1m40.390s +0.455 5. Mihai Marinescu 1m40.398s +0.463 6. Kelvin Snoeks 1m40.401s +0.466 7. Nicola de Marco 1m40.415s +0.480 8. Kazim Vasiliauskas 1m40.445s +0.510 9. Johan Jokinen 1m40.485s +0.550 10. Dean Stoneman 1m40.485s +0.550 11. Benjamin Lariche 1m40.610s +0.675 12. Ivan Samarin 1m40.915s +0.980 13. Parthiva Sureshwaren 1m40.996s +1.061 14. Jack Clarke 1m41.182s +1.247 15. Benjamin Bailly 1m41.213s +1.278 16. Armaan Ebrahim 1m41.290s +1.355 17. Paul Rees 1m41.669s +1.734 18. Ricardo Teixeira 1m41.778s +1.843 19. Natalia Kowalska 1m42.761s +2.826 20. Plamen Kralev 1m42.975s +3.040 21. Ajith Kumar 1m45.228s +5.293 
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