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09/10/11
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Quaife-Hobbs clinches GP3 Monza pole  
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
Adrian Quaife-Hobbs took his second GP3 Series™ pole position for Marussia Manor Racing in the final seconds of qualifying at Autodromo Nazionale Monza today. The British driver finished 0.062 seconds ahead of Nico Müller who was on course to take his maiden pole position of the season for Jenzer Motorsport.

When the lights went green all thirty cars fed out the track on slick tires for the early morning session. Rio Haryanto was the early pace setter for Marussia Manor Racing, and except for a brief spell at the top for Series leader Valtteri Bottas it was the Indonesian who led the way for the first half of the session. Title contender Alexander Sims was the first to better Haryanto’s time going 0.050 seconds quicker than the Manor driver, but was soon bumped down the order by Bottas and Haryanto who moved back on top.

Midway through qualifying Bottas had regained P1 before the field made their way back into the pits for fresh rubber and last attempt at snatching the top spot. It was all about who could get that all important tow around the high-speed Italian track. With the session coming to a close Haryanto was still looking strong at the top until Nico Müller went quicker on his final attempt at pole. With the rest of field unable to match the Jenzer driver’s pace it looked he had done enough, but Quaife-Hobbs put together the perfect last gasp lap to bag pole.

Muller ended the session second followed by Haryanto, Mitch Evans and the Lotus ART duo of Bottas and James Calado. Sims qualified 11th and Nigel Melker 13th.

GP3 Series will be back on track this afternoon for Race 1 of the weekend at 17:20 local time.

Qualifying times:

POS

NO DRIVER TEAM TIME LAPS GAP
1 10 A. QUAIFE-HOBBS Marussia Manor Racing 1:43.788 15 0.000s
2 7 N. MULLER Jenzer Motorsport 1:43.850 15 0.062
3 11 R. HARYANTO Marussia Manor Racing 1:43.943 15 0.155
4 26 M. EVANS MW Arden 1:44.030 15 0.242
5 2 V. BOTTAS Lotus ART 1:44.058 15 0.270
6 3 J. CALADO Lotus ART 1:44.093 15 0.305
7 27 S. TRUMMER MW Arden 1:44.215 14 0.427
8 30 M. CHRISTENSEN RSC Mucke Motorsport 1:44.241 14 0.453
9 19 T. PAL KISS Tech 1 Racing 1:44.256 14 0.468
10 23 T. DILLMANN Addax Team 1:44.263 14 0.475
11 4 A. SIMS Status Grand Prix 1:44.288 14 0.500
12 6 I. LUKASHEVICH Status Grand Prix 1:44.465 15 0.677
13 31 N. MELKER RSC Mucke Motorsport 1:44.471 14 0.683
14 5 A. FELIX DA COSTA Status Grand Prix 1:44.475 14 0.687
15 24 G. CHAVES Addax Team 1:44.560 15 0.772
16 17 A. VAINIO Tech 1 Racing 1:44.584 13 0.796
17 14 C. DALY Carlin 1:44.715 14 0.927
18 22 Z. AMBERG Atech CSR GP 1:44.765 14 0.977
19 28 L. WILLIAMSON MW Arden 1:44.800 13 1.012
20 12 M. LAINE Marussia Manor Racing 1:44.858 14 1.070
21 25 V. GHIRELLI Addax Team 1:44.867 14 1.079
22 8 M. ZIMIN Jenzer Motorsport 1:44.981 13 1.193
23 1 R. STANAWAY Lotus ART 1:45.004 13 1.216
24 15 C. MACLEOD Carlin 1:45.076 15 1.288
25 20 M. STOCKINGER Atech CRS GP 1:45.293 13 1.505
26 29 D. MANCINELLI RSC Mucke Motorsport 1:45.330 13 1.542
27 18 T. HYLKEMA Tech 1 Racing 1:45.363 13 1.575
28 21 N. YELLOLY Atech CRS GP 1:45.760 13 1.972
29 16 L. CORDEIRO Carlin 1:45.841 13 2.053
30 9 C. HURNI Jenzer Motorsport 1:46.355 14 2.567

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