Fisichella Motorsport team principal Paolo Coloni has given Marko Asmer a thumbs up following a GP2 Series debut that saw him almost score in the sprint race.

Making his debut this weekend, the reigning British Formula 3 Champion has had little chance to adapt to the GP2 chassis, something he failed betray in qualifying and the first race when he could only manage a 17th place finish.

Nonetheless, the Estonian was one of a handful of drivers to gamble on slick tyres in drying conditions at the start of the sprint race, a risk that paid off when he appeared as high as fifth place, despite a quick 360 degree spin.

However, with the wet set-up on his car causing him to struggle in the latter stages, Asmer was easy pray for the drivers behind him, dropping him to an eventual 11th place. Even so, Coloni was content with Asmer's maiden showing.

"Although we didn't get the results this weekend, we got a lot of information during every session and we know exactly what we need to do for Silverstone for both drivers. I am confident we can run in the top eight at the next race. I

"It was good to see Marko running as high as fifth. However, we ran a safe intermediate set-up for him, which wasn't the best for his position, but we didn't want to take any risks and we wanted him to finish the race.

"We got good and consistent feedback from both drivers this weekend so we now look forward to Silverstone, where it should be easier for us and we should be able to put in a much better performance."