GP2 Kobayashi back at the top

Yesterday morning, Dams’ Kobayashi signed the quickest laptime in a 1:24.262 in Jerez

The GP2 paddock carried on with their tests in Jerez today. In perfect track conditions – sunny, dry and  fresh  air  –  the  performance  of  the  GP2/08  car  was  at  its  best  this  morning,  especially  with Kamui  Kobayashi  at  the  wheel  of  his  Dams  as  he  posted  the  quickest  laptime. 

He  was  closely followed by Davide Valsecchi in a 1:24.367 ahead of the competitive Koudai Tsukakoshi on Piquet Sports today. Another impressive rookie was Charles Pic, fourth fastest on ART and ahead of his teammate for the day, and also newcomer, Nico Hulkenberg. Shanghai feature race winner Roldan Rodriguez on the second Piquet car, Luca Filippi on Racing Engineering, Pastor Maldonado on iSport, Jérôme d’Ambrosio on the second Dams car and Diego Nunes on Campos completed the top 10.

Karun Chandhok completed 5 laps this morning before being replaced at the wheel of the FMS car by  Dutch  Carlo  van  Dam.  

 Morning session

Driver Team Time Laps

1. Kamui Kobayashi Dams 1.24.262 32

2. Davide Valsecchi Durango 1.24.367 30

3. Koudai Tsukakoshi Piquet Sports 1.24.371 33

4. Charles Pic ART Grand Prix 1.24.756 22

5. Nico Hulkenberg ART Grand Prix 1.24.781 40

6. Roldan Rodriguez Piquet Sports 1.24.841 41

7. Luca Filippi Racing Engineering 1.24.898 35

8. Pastor Maldonado iSport International 1.24.925 42

9. Jérôme d’Ambrosio Dams 1.25.136 31

10. Diego Nunes Barwa Int. Campos Team 1.25.206 36

11. Andreas Zuber Super Nova Racing 1.25.340 37

12. Chris van der Drift Trident Racing 1.25.425 30

13. Carlos Iaconelli Durango 1.25.440 34

14. Christian Ebbesvik Fisichella Motor Sport Int. 1.25.590 32

15. James Jakes Super Nova Racing 1.25.590 29

16. Karun Chandhok Fisichella Motor Sport Int. 1.25.662 5

17. Vitaly Petrov Racing Engineering 1.25.730 18 1

8. Michael Herck DPR 1.25.790 39

19. Edoardo Mortara Trust Team Arden 1.25.892 34

20 Carlo van Dam Fisichella Motor Int. 1.26.025 23

21. Sten Pentus DPR 1.26.028 19

22. Alberto Valerio Trident Racing 1.26.137 30

23. Luiz Razia Trust Team Arden 1.26.141 38

24. Sergio Perez Barwa Int. Campos Team 1.26.153 41

25. Jaime Alguersuari iSport International 1.26.710 35 

Click here for the Official Fisichella Motorsportweb site - designed and built by Racecar

Related Motorsport Articles

82,848 articles