'I didn't know if I was on pole!'
28 May 2010 – It was all smiles for Davide Valsecchi as the reigning GP2 Asia Series Champion stormed to pole position in Istanbul on Friday. However, the iSport driver had to wait longer than usual before his grid position was confirmed…
Having pipped the Rapax of Pastor Maldonado to the top spot by just 15 thousandths of a second, the iSport team was clearly delighted with the day's result although Valsecchi's celebrations were strangely delayed.
"Since the first laps of free practice I've felt the car would be well-balanced for this track and I expected a good qualifying position," he commented after qualifying.
"Then pole position came but I wasn't sure about that because the radio link with my pit wall didn't work and I didn't know if I was ahead Pastor Maldonado or not! It's a good way to start the weekend."