Romain Grosjean takes his third pole in succession, having taken both in GP2 Asia. Here’s some quotes from some GP2 drivers’ and teams’ Twitter accounts on qualifying:
Happy to start again on pole tomorrow. Great job!
@RGrosjean (Romain Grosjean, DAMS, P1)
Good job today by Carlin, was p.6 in wet practice and p.10 in qualy but was blocked on a few laps! Bring on tomorrow!
@F1MAX (Max Chilton, Carlin, P10)
Really bad qualy, p12 the car is not there. And I was not really lucky with Red flags.. Tomorrow new day and let’s aim for top 5
@GvanderGarde (Giedo van der Garde, DAMS, P11)
difficult quall with red flags and so on. my free prac i am not happy with my driving. was driving like my grandmother! not really but close
@varhaug (Pal Varhaug, DAMS, P21)
A difficult qualifying, I could only pull one fast lap as I found many yellow and red flags, and traffic on the track. The good news is that the car felt very competitive, just had very bad luck … Tomorrow will be working hard towards the car going well
@RSpeedyGonzalez (Rodolfo Gonzalez, Trident, P26)
Great result for Bird who will be on front row tomorrow with Ericsson P18. Well done team!!! 🙂
@iSportOfficial (iSport, P2 & P17)
Van der Garde complains of understeer on new car. A classification with 3 red flags keeps the mood for tomorrow’s race. Pic spoiled his best lap in the final sector. Although he was able to improve on the final lap. Expected to improve tomorrow
@addaxteam (Addax, P7 & P11)
Mikhail Aleshin so unlucky today! Wishing him a speedy recovery. Great job by Max Chilton who will carry the Carlin baton alone from P10 on the grid tomorrow
@CarlinRacing (Carlin, P10 & injured)
In other news, d’Ambrosio has been given the first F1 grid-place penalty of the year. When Maldonado crashed out at the end of FP2, he was judged to have not responded to the yellow flags, and thus will be demoted five places for the race on Sunday.