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Donington 12/10/2008 - 06 Days, 05 Hrs, 29 Mins
 
23/06/2007:
RD10: Double Poles for Engel and Perez in Monza

 

Maro Engel (#23 Carlin Motorsport) and Sergio Perez (#31 T Sport) claimed a double pole at Monza.  Carrying on from round 9 qualifying, the two drivers set the fastest times in their respective classes.

Engel posted a 1m46.335 lap, just 0.087 seconds ahead of Stephen Jelley (#1 Raikkonen Robertson Racing).  Atte Mustonen (#26 Raikkonen Robertson Racing) ended the session beached in the gravel but the Finn will start from 3rd place once again thanks to a 1m46.426 lap he posted just before he went off.  Championship leader Marko Asmer went one better than the earlier qualifying session and finished the session in 4th, but was unable to put together his best sector times and finished 0.574 seconds adrift of Engel.

Alberto Valerio (#22 Carlin Motorsport) improved on the earlier qualifying to finish 5th overall, ahead of the Fortec duo of Sebastian Hohenthal (#5 Fortec) and Greg Mansell (#50 Fortec).  Sam Bird (#3 Carlin Motorsport) was another driver unable to string together his fastest times and finished the session in a disappointing 8th place ahead of Carlin teammate Mario Moraes (#4 Carlin Motorsport), who had suffered a gearbox bearing problem in first qualifying.  Jonathan Kennard (#2 Raikkonen Robertson Racing) also had a problem on his Dallara with a fading brake system.  The Double R driver could only manage 10th overall, 0.935 seconds behind Engel.

'Frankie' Cheng (#39 Performance Racing) was closer to Perez than he was in the earlier session and finished qualifying just 0.190 behind the Mexican in the National Class and, more significantly, he only has the Mygale of Esteben Guerrieri (#14 Ultimate Motorsport) between them.  Hamad Al Fardan was 3rd in class, six places behind Cheng but only 0.044 seconds ahead of Mike Meadows (#55 Newnet Raikkonen Roberston Racing).

Maro Engel: "A fantastic day, you could say three out of three if you include practice this morning. Most credit goes to my team, they set the car up beautifully from the off and they only had to do a bit of fine tuning.  I just had to drive the thing. This weather is beautiful - Italy; sunshine; summer; what more could you wish for?"

QUALIFYING - Round 10

1  23  C  Maro ENGEL  GER  Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA  1:46.335  11laps 

2  1  C  Stephen JELLEY  GBR  Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA  1:46.422  12  +0.087  

3  26  C  Atte MUSTONEN  FIN  Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA  1:46.426  8  +0.091 

4  7  C  Marko ASMER  EST  Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA  1:46.909  15  +0.574

5  22  C  Alberto VALERIO  BRA  Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA  1:46.911  13  +0.576

6  5  C  Sebastian HOHENTHAL  SWE  Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA  1:47.091  15  +0.756 

7  50  C  Greg MANSELL  GBR  Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA  1:47.099  15  +0.764 

8  3  C  Sam BIRD  GBR  Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA  1:47.122  12 + 0.787 

9  4  C  Mario MORAES  BRA  Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA  1:47.244  10  +0.889 

10  2  C  Jonathan KENNARD  GBR  Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA  1:47.270  6  +0.935 

11  21  C  Niall BREEN  IRL  Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA  1:47.417  15  +1.082 

12  31  N  Sergio PEREZ  MEX  Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda  1:47.518  12  +1.183 

13  14  C  Esteban GUERRIERI  ARG  Mygale Mercedes HWA  1:47.645  13  +1.310 

14  39  N  CHENG Cong Fu  CHN  Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda  1:47.708  13  +1.373 

15  15  C  Michael DEVANEY  IRL  Mygale Mercedes HWA  1:47.800  13  +1.465 

16  24  C  John MARTIN  AUS  Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda  1:47.977  16  +1.642

17  9  C  Rodolfo GONZALEZ  VEN  Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda  1:48.025  14  +1.690 

18  6  C  Walter GRUBMULLER  AUT  Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA  1:48.204  14  +1.869

19  10  C  Ricardo TEIXEIRA  ANG  Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda  1:48.357  16  +2.022 

20  38  N  Hamad AL FARDAN  BHR  Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda  1:48.705  14  +2.370 

21  55  N  Michael MEADOWS  GBR  Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda  1:48.749  14  +2.414 

22  16  C  Max CHILTON  GBR  Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA  1:48.852  13  +2.517 

23  44  C  Leo MANSELL  GBR  Dallara F307 Mercedes HWA  1:48.880  15  +2.545 

24  62  I  Matteo CHINOSI  ITA  Dallara F305 Mugen-Honda  1:48.921  14  +2.586 

25  33  N  Juan Pablo GARCIA SAMANO  MEX  Lola-Dome F106/4 Mugen-Honda  1:49.188 14 +2.853

26  63  I  Federico GLORIOSO  ITA  Dallara F306 Mugen-Honda  1:49.394  16  +3.059 

27  37  N  Viktor JENSEN  ISL  Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda  1:49.700  13  +3.365 

28  12  C  Sean PETTERSON  RSA  Lola B06-30 Mugen-Honda  1:49.968  14  +3.633 

29  69  I  Dominick MUERMANS  NED  Dallara F306 Opel-Spiess  1:49.984  16  +3.649 

30  34  N  Alex WATERS  GBR  Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda  1:50.070  13  +3.735 

31  35  N  Alistair JACKSON  GBR  Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda  1:50.155  16  +3.820 

32  8  C  Francesco CASTELLACCI  ITA  Dallara F307 Mugen-Honda  1:50.170  16  +3.835

33  36  N  Albert COSTA  ESP  Dallara F304 Mugen-Honda  1:50.186  15  +3.851

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