Stoneman on pole again at Brno

Dean Stoneman secured back-to-back Formula 2 pole positions at Brno this weekend with a laptime none of his rivals could touch on Sunday morning

Stoneman on pole again at Brno

The Briton, who took the lead of the championship after his second place finish on Saturday, was first to leave the pits for his final run and landed an early blow with his 1m45.6s.

After setting his best lap, he returned to the pits for the final 10 minutes to see his effort prove good enough for pole.

"I wasn't going to do the strategy that I did," Stoneman said. "But I had nothing to lose, so I just went out there and went for it early."

Title rival Jolyon Palmer came closest but was more than four tenths of a second adrift of Stoneman, and just 0.018s quicker than third-placed Philipp Eng.

Kazim Vasiliauskas will complete the second row, ahead of race one winner Nicola de Marco and podium finisher Sergei Afanasiev.

Benjamins Lariche and Bailly, Will Bratt and Mihai Marinescu complete the top 10.

Pos Driver Time Gap 1. Dean Stoneman 1m45.683s 2. Jolyon Palmer 1m46.126s +0.443 3. Philipp Eng 1m46.144s +0.461 4. Kazim Vasiliauskas 1m46.202s +0.519 5. Nicola de Marco 1m46.302s +0.619 6. Sergei Afanasiev 1m46.730s +1.047 7. Benjamin Lariche 1m46.836s +1.153 8. Benjamin Bailly 1m46.864s +1.181 9. Will Bratt 1m46.961s +1.278 10. Mihai Marinescu 1m46.980s +1.297 11. Tom Gladdis 1m47.048s +1.365 12. Kelvin Snoeks 1m47.087s +1.404 13. Armaan Ebrahim 1m47.187s +1.504 14. Jack Clarke 1m47.270s +1.587 15. Ivan Samarin 1m47.328s +1.645 16. Julian Theobald 1m47.923s +2.240 17. Ricardo Teixeira 1m47.964s +2.281 18. Natalia Kowalska 1m48.244s +2.561 19. Plamen Kralev 1m48.373s +2.690 
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