Jolyon Palmer has continued his impeccable qualifying run by taking pole position ahead of Saturday’s Feature Race in Hockenheim, the GP2 Series’ 200th.

Palmer, who hasn’t qualified lower than second, topped the timesheets early on in the session and remained there until the end after a late surge by Stoffel Vandoorne failed to beat his time.

Tom Dillmann impressed on his return to GP2 by qualifying in fourth position, while Arthur Pic slotted into the top 10 in sixth position. The pair was separated by a dejected Felipe Nasr, who failed to close the points gap to Palmer by beating him to pole position.

Nasr Germany

Racing Engineering’s Raffaele Marciello encountered some more bad luck after the unfortunate weekend in Silverstone. Marciello was impeded on two of his flying laps by two different drivers, the second time costing him a possible front row start.

The first half of qualifying he almost ran into the back of a slow running Rio Haryanto, then on his final attempt for pole position he was blocked by a careless Takuya Izawa, ruining his lap. Both incidents are being looked into by the Stewards.

Johnny Cecotto Jr. was very quick early on in the session, but failed to put together a perfect lap and ended the session in seventh position.

Russian Time’s Mitch Evans also struggled to put together a perfect lap, he finished well down the order in 15th position and will have his work cut out for him come tomorrow.


2014 GP2 Series Race of Germany – Qualifying Results:

Driver Team / Entry Time Gap Laps
1. Jolyon Palmer DAMS 1:23.383 8
2. Stoffel Vandoorne ART Grand Prix 1:23.665 + 0.282 12
3. Stefano Coletti Racing Engineering 1:23.722 + 0.339 12
4. Tom Dillman EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:23.776 + 0.393 11
5. Felipe Nasr Carlin Motorsport 1:23.781 + 0.398 12
6. Arthur Pic Campos Racing 1:23.859 + 0.476 12
7. Johnny Cecotto Jr* Trident Racing 1:23.860 + 0.477 14
8. Raffaele Marciello Racing Engineering 1:23.918 + 0.535 12
9. Alexander Rossi Campos Racing 1:23.965 + 0.582 13
10. Simon Trummer Rapax Team 1:23.983 + 0.600 12
11. Stéphane Richelmi DAMS 1:24.024 + 0.641 12
12. René Binder Arden International 1:24.094 + 0.711 10
13. Nathanaël Berthon Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:24.253 + 0.870 11
14. Daniel Abt Hilmer Motorsport 1:24.311 + 0.928 12
15. Mitch Evans RT Russian Time 1:24.335 + 0.952 11
16. Takuya Izawa* ART Grand Prix 1:24.335 + 0.952 11
17. Julián Leal Carlin Motorsport 1:24.421 + 1.038 11
18. Conor Daly Venezuela GP Lazarus 1:24.437 + 1.054 11
19. Jon Lancaster Hilmer Motorsport 1:24.453 + 1.070 14
20. Andre Negrão Arden International 1:24.476 + 1.093 11
21. Artem Markelov RT Russian Time 1:24.496 + 1.113 11
22. Rio Haryanto* EQ8 Caterham Racing 1:24.502 + 1.119 11
23. Andrew Quaife-Hobbs Rapax Team 1:24.590 + 1.207 12
24. Sergio Canamasas es Trident Racing 1:24.598 + 1.215 13
25. Marco Sørensen dk MP Motorsport 1:24.888 + 1.505 13
26. Daniël de Jong MP Motorsport 1:25.189 + 1.806 11

* Johnny Cecott Jr was awarded a three-place grid penalty for impeding Rio Haryanto in qualifying. Rio Haryanto and Takuya Izawa were each awarded a three-place grid penalty for impeding Raffaele Marciello in qualifying; Izawa has a further five-place grid penalty carried over from the Silverstone Sprint Race.

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