Wickens on pole again in Germany
19 June 2011 – Robert Wickens secured pole position in second qualifying at the Nürburgring on Sunday morning, backing up the result he achieved 24 hours ago. The Canadian set a time of 2:04.009 in treacherous conditions, comfortably outpacing Brendon Hartley who secured second on the grid. Jean-Eric Vergne completed the top three, but he was almost eight tenths slower than pole-sitter Wickens.
The heavy rainfall created a huge challenge for the drivers, with Walter Grubmüller suffering a huge accident. The Austrian ended the session in 19th place, being taken away to the medical centre for checks after his final corner incident. As the session concluded, Albert Costa followed the fastest three drivers behind the wheel of his Epsilon Euskadi machine, while Daniel Ricciardo grabbed fifth.
Nelson Panciatici was next up in sixth place for KMP Racing, ending up almost three tenths ahead of Fortec driver Alexander Rossi who crashed out of the first race yesterday. Brazil’s César Ramos trailed his team-mate Rossi in eighth, just in front of Daniel Zampieri and Nathanael Berthon who rounded out the top ten.
Race 1 begins at 2pm local time (BST 1)