Connect with us

F1 top news

Jolyon Palmer took 2014 GP2 opening Pole in Bahrain

Published

on

Jolyon Palmer 2014 GP2 first Pole sitterJolyon Palmer has taken an early GP2 Championship lead on his debut for DAMS by securing pole position for the opening round of the 2014 season in Bahrain.

Pole position, his second in his GP2 career, lands the 23-year-old with four points in the championship, and was secured with his final effort in the 30-minute floodlit session. His time, a 1m38.865s, put him 0.030s ahead of Stoffel Vandoorne, the only two drivers to break into the 1m38s bracket.

Jolyon ran fifth in the early exchanges before pitting for fresh rubber at the session mid point. With nine minutes remaining he returned to the track only for the session to be red flagged when the Russian Time car of Artem Markelov spun at turn one.

The field returned to the circuit with seven and a half minutes remaining and after a couple of warm up laps, Jolyon posted the quickest time of the weekend so far, with his time proving unbeatable for the remainder of the runners.

Jolyon will look to convert his pole position into victory during the first feature race of the season which starts at 11.10am tomorrow (Saturday).

“I’m so happy with that!” Jolyon enthused after qualifying. “I knew we could be fighting for pole but on the first set of tyres I flat spotted them extremely badly and couldn’t do a great lap time. Then I managed to put it all together for the second run and it worked out perfectly. Now we need to focus a lot on tomorrow to try and win the race.” (Source: Jolyon Palmer’s official website)

GP2 Series Bahrain Qualifying result:

1. J Palmer, DAMS, 1m38.865s
2. S Vandoorne, ART GP, +0.030s
3. D Abt, Hilmer, +0.208s
4. S Richelmi, DAMS, +0.216s
5. R Haryanto, Caterham +0.363s
6. S Coletti, Racing Engineering, +0.406s
7. M Evans, Russian Time, +0.409s
8. F Nasr, Carlin, +0.436s
9. R Marciello, Racing Engineering, +0.584s
10. A Pic, Campos, +0.597s

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F16 hours ago

Sirotkin to test DTM, Hartley to Porsche

Sergey Sirotkin could keep his motor racing career alive in the German touring car series DTM. SMP Racing, his Russian...

2018 F16 hours ago

McLaren not ‘copying’ Red Bull car – Sainz

Carlos Sainz has played down claims McLaren is ‘copying’ Red Bull’s chassis concept for 2019. With Red Bull moving to...

2018 F16 hours ago

Barcelona hopes for new F1 contract

Organisers of the Spanish grand prix are still not sure they will reach a new agreement with Liberty Media. Vicenc...

2018 F11 day ago

Berger sees F1 chance for nephew Auer

is hoping his nephew may have a future in formula one. One the one hand, the F1 legend said he...

2018 F11 day ago

Hamilton teammate Bottas ‘is not there’ – Verstappen

Max Verstappen has admitted he will try to emulate Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ approach to winning the world championship. The...

2018 F11 day ago

Mexico GP future in doubt

A cloud has moved above the future of the highly popular Mexican grand prix. The rejuvenated race at the iconic...

2018 F11 day ago

“I did not lose confidence in myself at any time,” – Carlos Sainz

Carlos Sainz says he will do his best to “lead” McLaren from the cockpit in 2019. The Spaniard is moving...

2018 F12 days ago

Sirotkin, Wehrlein eye Ferrari role for 2019

Two drivers may be eyeing Daniil Kvyat’s job at Ferrari for 2019. This year, Russian Kvyat was a Ferrari development...

2018 F12 days ago

“I just wanted to make it better,”- Verstappen

Max Verstappen has revealed that he is prepared to be patient with Honda in 2019. Especially in 2018 as the...

2018 F12 days ago

Gasly ‘not afraid’ of Verstappen

Pierre Gasly says he is not worried about pairing up with Max Verstappen at Red Bull next year. Gasly replaces...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media