Marciello claims maiden GP2 pole at Silverstone
4 July 2014 – Raffaele Marciello claimed his maiden GP2 pole position after setting the fastest lap time during a tight qualifying session for the fifth round of the season in Britain.
Marciello's time of 1:40.445 was set during the early stages of the session and his rivals were ultimately unable to beat his initial benchmark.
Championship leader Jolyon Palmer came closest and will start alongside Marciello on the front row of the grid, having set a time just 0.027s slower than the Italian driver.
Mitch Evans will start from third, with Julián Leal fourth, just 0.039s slower than Marciello.
McLaren youngster Stoffel Vandoorne was fifth, ahead of Williams reserve driver Felipe Nasr.
MP Motorsport debutant Marco Sørensen will start from seventh place, ahead of DAMS's Stéphane Richelmi.
Johnny Cecotto Jr. and Daniel Abt rounded out the top 10, less than half a second slower than Marciello's time.
Saturday's Feature Race at Silverstone gets underway at 2.40pm local time (GMT +1)