Richelmi heads DAMS 1-2 in qualifying
9 May 2014 – Stéphane Richelmi stormed to pole position during Saturday's GP2 qualifying session in Barcelona.
The DAMS driver clocked a best time of 1:29.293 to lead team-mate and championship leader Jolyon Palmer by 0.128 seconds, while Racing Engineering duo Stefano Coletti and Raffaele Marciello completed row two.
Felipe Nasr claimed fifth for Carlin, ahead of Russian Time's Mitch Evans and team-mate Julián Leal.
Caterham's Alexander Rossi edged out impressive debutant Tio Ellinas to take eighth, while Stoffel Vandoorne – whose ART team was unable to draw benefits from an alternate run plan – rounded out the top ten.
The session saw little drama, although Tom Dillmann – replacing the injured André Negrão at Arden – impeded Conor Daly on one of his late attempts. The Lazarus driver ultimately finished at the bottom of the order.
Saturday's Feature Race in Barcelona gets underway at 3.40pm local time (GMT +2)