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'It finally worked out' says overjoyed Leimer

Unfortunately things did not quite go so according to plan for Leimer's team mate Nathanaël Berthon, whose first experience in driving in wet conditions in GP2 was hampered by late yellow flags for more cars stopped out on the track, which prevented him from improving his lap time at the end.

"Before the red flag I was in P9 and this could have been my best qualifying result so far," he said. "But when the session restarted and I had the second set of tyres mounted, I couldn't improve my lap times anymore. I tried to defend the position with this second set, but unfortunately it didn't work out as planned.

"The conditions were generally quite difficult - the visibility was really bad in free practice, but improved for qualifying," he pointed out, before going on to praise the work of his team mate in the session. "Fabio did a really good job today, so I would like to congratulate him to his pole position."

Now Leimer has to convert the pole position to a race win on Saturday, but the Swiss driver was confident that this would probe to be possible - and could even be helped by the forecast of changeable conditions and possible heavy showers.

"Today we showed that we are always quick and there under both wet and dry conditions," he said.

The 29-lap feature race 1 will take place on Saturday afternoon at 2.40pm after the F1 qualifying session, while the shorter 21-lap sprint race 2 is on Sunday morning at 9.40am. All the GP2 sessions are scheduled to be shown live on Sky Sports F1.




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Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering) out on track in wet conditions at Silverstone. July 2012. (Photo Credit: Daniel Kalisz/GP2 Media Service.)
Fabio Leimer (SUI, Racing Engineering). Portrait. (Photo Credit: Alastair Staley/GP2 Media Service.)
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