Lynn storms to Macau pole position
|2.||A. Felix da Costa||2:13.400|
16 November 2012 – Alex Lynn secured a sensational pole position at Macau on Friday, improving on his time from Qualifying 1 to leapfrog provisional pace-setter António Félix da Costa. The Fortec driver posted a time of 2:13.122 in the late stages of the session, finishing 0.278 seconds ahead of the Portuguese on his debut at the street circuit.
With the threatened Friday rain holding off for the second qualifying session, the door was open for lap time improvements. Lynn's personal best effort came in the final ten minutes, with the Briton outplacing Félix da Costa just before two crucial red flags. The second of those, for Felipe Nasr's crash at R Bend, ended the track action.
Daniel Juncadella missed out on a front-row start by just one thousandth of a second, with Carlos Sainz Jr. being pipped to fourth by the same margin. The Spaniard will start behind Practice 2 leader Felix Rosenqvist, while Nasr held on to sixth after his late accident. Harry Tincknell was next up in seventh place, just ahead of Pascal Wehrlein, Daniel Abt and Raffaele Marciello who rounded out the top ten.
Saturday's qualifying race will determine the final grid at Macau