Nasr and Foresti claim Oulton Park poles

Nasr and Foresti claim Oulton Park poles

23 April 2011 – Felipe Nasr and Lucas Foresti have secured the two pole positions on offer at Oulton Park on Saturday morning, with the Brazilian duo both setting late personal best efforts to ultimately come out on top in a session affected by two red flag periods. Foresti will start from pole for the first race, while Nasr will line up at the front of the grid for the third race after setting the outright fastest time.

The session got underway at a warm Oulton Park at 10:45am local time (BST), with the full field rushing out onto the circuit as soon as the green light was switched on at the end of the pit lane. Kevin Magnussen quickly moved to the top of the timing screens, although he was the cause of an early break in the session, after the Dane lost control of his car and caused enough damage to end his time on-track.

Soon after Magnussen's car was recovered to the pit lane, the track action began in earnest once again. However, it was not long before the red flag made another appearance, as Rupert Svendsen-Cook lost control of his car at Old Hall and forced a short stoppage. Nasr kept calm ahead of the session restart and set the fastest lap of the day on his 17th and final tour, edging out Foresti by a mere 0.005 seconds en route to pole for the third race on Monday afternoon.

This leaves an all-South American front row ahead of Menasheh Idafar and Jazeman Jaafar. Next up is Australia's Scott Pte, followed closely by Carlos Huertas. Fortec drivers William Buller and Harry Tincknell will line up alongside eachother, just ahead of Pietro Fantin and Rupert Svendsen-Cook who were the last of the top ten runners.

Idafar and Svendsen-Cook will form the second row of the grid for Race 1 (decided by drivers' second fastest laps in qualifying), while Nasr and Foresti who switch positions compared to the final race, while Jaafar and William line-up in fifth and sixth respectively. Harry Tincknell was narrowly behind as the third fastest Briton, with Kevin Magnussen, Scott Pye and Carlos Huertas rounding out the top ten.


Saturday's Race 1 gets underway at 3:10pm local time (BST)

related

Comments

Latest News
Full
Compact

  1. Sunday 1 February 2015

  2. 19:18

    F1 photos: Jerez pre-season testing – Day 1

    F1
  3. Ricciardo notes 'step forward' with RB11 19:15

    Ricciardo notes 'step forward' with RB11

    Daniel Ricciardo says he could feel clear improvements with Red Bull's new Formula 1 car as pre-season testing got underway...

    F1
  4. Rosberg encouraged by Mercedes display 18:51

    Rosberg encouraged by Mercedes display

    Nico Rosberg was left in a buoyant mood following a reliable showing from Mercedes on the opening day of pre-season testing...

    F1
  5. Alonso patient over early McLaren issues 18:42

    Alonso patient over early McLaren issues

    Fernando Alonso says he has patience after McLaren was able to complete only six laps on the first day of testing at Jerez...

    F1
  6. Vettel pleased with Ferrari starting point 17:39

    Vettel pleased with Ferrari starting point

    Sebastian Vettel spoke of a positive start to his Ferrari career after setting the pace on the opening day of pre-season...

    F1
  7. McLaren set for 2015 livery change 17:13

    McLaren set for 2015 livery change

    McLaren CEO Ron Dennis has said that the squad's 2015 livery will change, but declined to comment on when the alteration...

    F1
  8. 16:11

    Jerez pre-season testing: Day 1 results

    F1
  9. Vettel fastest on opening test day at Jerez 16:05

    Vettel fastest on opening test day at Jerez

    New Ferrari recruit Sebastian Vettel topped the timesheets on the opening day of pre-season testing at the Circuito de...

    F1
  10. Bottas aims for first win with Williams 12:09

    Bottas aims for first win with Williams

    Williams' Valtteri Bottas says he is aiming to claim his first Formula 1 victory this season, on the back of his successful...

    F1
  11. Lotus E23 to make late debut at Jerez 11:38

    Lotus E23 to make late debut at Jerez

    Lotus will make a late start to this year's pre-season testing period, with the Mercedes-powered E23 yet to arrive at the...

    F1
  12. 08:10

    Photos: The new Red Bull RB11

    F1
  13. Red Bull unveils RB11 in testing livery 08:09

    Red Bull unveils RB11 in testing livery

    Red Bull has unveiled its new Renault-powered RB11 in a 'testing livery' at Jerez. The car, which will be piloted by Daniel...

    F1
  14. 07:57

    Follow Jerez pre-season testing live!

    F1
  15. Williams reveals FW37 in Jerez pit lane 07:55

    Williams reveals FW37 in Jerez pit lane

    Williams has officially unveiled its Mercedes-powered FW37 in the pit lane at Jerez. The squad released computer images...

    F1
  16. 07:33

    Photos: Mercedes launches 2015 challenger

    F1
  17. Mercedes officially presents new F1 W06 07:31

    Mercedes officially presents new F1 W06

    Mercedes has officially pulled the covers off its new Formula 1 challenger, ahead of the start of pre-season testing at the...

    F1
  18. 07:15

    Photos: Honda presents new MotoGP livery

    MotoGP
  19. Honda showcases 2015 livery in Bali 07:13

    Honda showcases 2015 livery in Bali

    Repsol Honda presented its livery for the 2015 MotoGP season on the island of Bali on Sunday. Reigning double World...

    MotoGP
  20. Jerez pre-season testing: Day 1 line-up 05:53

    Jerez pre-season testing: Day 1 line-up

    The opening day of pre-season testing at the Circuito de Jerez has arrived and, to keep you fully up to date with who is in...

    F1
  21. Video of the Day: Adding SF15-T's livery 05:02

    Video of the Day: Adding SF15-T's livery

    Watch a time-lapse video as Ferrari turns its nascent SF15-T into a fully liveried machine.

    F1
  22. Saturday 31 January 2015

  23. 18:40

    Book F1 tickets and join the action live!

    F1
  24. Video: Mercedes previews 2015 fight 18:31

    Video: Mercedes previews 2015 fight

    Mercedes presents footage of its F1 W06 Hybrid as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg talk about where they will improve in 2015.

    F1
  25. 17:51

    Latest F1 photos: Preparations at Jerez

    F1
  26. Tost targets fifth place for Toro Rosso 17:42

    Tost targets fifth place for Toro Rosso

    Toro Rosso Team Principal Franz Tost says that his squad should aim for a top five finish in this year's Constructors'...

    F1
  27. 16:48

    Photos: Toro Rosso reveals STR10

    F1
  28. Video: STR10 on track at Misano 16:46

    Video: STR10 on track at Misano

    Toro Rosso runs its new STR10 on track during a filming day at Misano.

    F1
  29. Jerez pre-season testing: The line-up 16:32

    Jerez pre-season testing: The line-up

    The opening pre-season test gets underway at the Circuito de Jerez on Sunday morning. As a preview to the gathering,...

    F1
  30. Toro Rosso presents STR10 in Jerez 16:27

    Toro Rosso presents STR10 in Jerez

    Rookie drivers Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jr. have taken the wraps off of Toro Rosso's new Renault-powered STR10 in the...

    F1
  31. Preview: Formula 1 gears up for Jerez test 13:44

    Preview: Formula 1 gears up for Jerez test

    Just over two months after the chequered flag fell to bring the 2014 season to a close in Abu Dhabi, Formula 1 teams are...

    F1
  32. 'A lot of change' on Mercedes W06 – Lowe 13:16

    'A lot of change' on Mercedes W06 – Lowe

    Mercedes' Executive Director (technical) Paddy Lowe says the squad has found performance in "a number of areas" with its...

    F1
  33. Vettel appreciative of 'straightforward' Räikkönen 12:26

    Vettel appreciative of 'straightforward' Räikkönen

    New Ferrari recruit Sebastian Vettel says the 'straightforward' nature of team-mate Kimi Räikkönen should aid their r...

    F1
  34. Video: Daniel Ricciardo on 2015 season 11:18

    Video: Daniel Ricciardo on 2015 season

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo discusses his hopes for the new season as he tries to build on a successful 2014.

    F1
  35. Kobayashi moves to Super Formula for 2015 10:11

    Kobayashi moves to Super Formula for 2015

    Kamui Kobayashi will move to Japan's Super Formula championship for 2015 after leaving Formula 1. Kobayashi spent three...

    F1
  36. Hamilton: Mercedes can be even stronger 09:04

    Hamilton: Mercedes can be even stronger

    Reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton says that Mercedes' rivals will find it tough to match the outfit in 2015 as "there...

    F1
  37. Video: Magnussen on 2015 expectations 08:33

    Video: Magnussen on 2015 expectations

    McLaren test and reserve driver Kevin Magnussen discusses his 2015 role and expectations.

    F1
  38. Magnussen's sights set on Formula 1 return 08:32

    Magnussen's sights set on Formula 1 return

    Kevin Magnussen says he will work hard to show his capability as a Formula 1 driver as he bids to return to a race seat for...

    F1
  39. Feature: Sauber's Nasr 'ready for the next step' 07:25

    Feature: Sauber's Nasr 'ready for the next step'

    Formula 1 welcomes three rookies in 2015 – Toro Rosso team-mates Carlos Sainz Jr. and Max Verstappen, and Sauber driver F...

    F1
  40. Video of the Day: Interview with Sebastian Vettel 05:04

    Video of the Day: Interview with Sebastian Vettel

    Sebastian Vettel talks about his move from Red Bull to Ferrari and his hopes for the year ahead.

    F1
  41. Friday 30 January 2015

  42. Ricciardo to debut Red Bull RB11 in Jerez 19:51

    Ricciardo to debut Red Bull RB11 in Jerez

    Red Bull has confirmed that Daniel Ricciardo will debut the squad's new Renault-powered RB11 at Jerez on Sunday. The...

    F1
  43. Ferrari confident over improved power unit 15:48

    Ferrari confident over improved power unit

    Ferrari Technical Director James Allison says that a significant amount of the squad's efforts over the winter period have...

    F1
more news