Having dominated practice earlier today, Josef Kaufmann Racing’s Louis Deletraz was untouchable in Formula Renault 2.0 NEC qualifying at Silverstone, strolling to pole in both sessions.
The Swiss driver has now secured four pole positions in four NEC qualifying sessions in 2015, in addition to his two Eurocup poles in three races.
Deletraz was a full nine tenths in the clear when session one was suspended by a red flag, brought out by Mark Burdett’s Rahul Raj Mayer.
Improvements after the action resumed were few and far between and Deletraz was in no danger of losing pole.
Callan O’Keeffe managed to pip points leader Ukyo Sasahara to second right before the red flag, while Darius Oskoui claimed top rookie honours in fourth.
Manor MP’s Dennis Olsen will start race one in fifth, ahead of Harrison Scott, Max Defourny and Kevin Jorg and Ignazio D’Agosto, who were all within a tenth and a half of fourth-placed Oskoui.
A late improvement from Colin Noble saw inherit tenth when Josef Zaruba lost his fastest lap for speeding in the pitlane.
Session two saw another brutal lesson in dominance by Deletraz, who kept upping his pace and enjoyed a solid lead when light rain was reported on the track.
His teammate Jorg clinched second, almost eight tenths down, while Olsen had to do with third.
Sasahara took fourth ahead of O’Keeffe, Zaruba, Scott and Dries Vanthoor, while Defourny and Alex Gill complete the first five rows.
|Race 1||Race 2|
|1||Louis Deletraz||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1:58.485||1||Louis Deletraz||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1:57.398|
|2||Callan O’Keeffe||Fortec Motorsport||1:59.314||2||Kevin Jorg||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1:58.165|
|3||Ukyo Sasahara||ART Junior Team||1:59.355||3||Dennis Olsen||Manor MP Motorsport||1:58.299|
|4||Darius Oskoui||ART Junior Team||1:59.574||4||Ukyo Sasahara||ART Junior Team||1:58.417|
|5||Dennis Olsen||Manor MP Motorsport||1:59.580||5||Callan O’Keeffe||Fortec Motorsport||1:58.554|
|6||Harrison Scott||AVF||1:59.656||6||Josef Zaruba||AVF||1:58.695|
|7||Max Defourny||ART Junior Team||1:59.681||7||Harrison Scott||AVF||1:58.918|
|8||Kevin Jorg||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1:59.701||8||Dries Vanthoor||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1:58.927|
|9||Ignazio D’Agosto||Manor MP Motorsport||1:59.733||9||Max Defourny||ART Junior Team||1:59.002|
|10||Colin Noble||MGR Motorsport||2:00.189||10||Alex Gill||Fortec Motorsport||1:59.005|
|11||Alex Gill||Fortec Motorsport||2:00.220||11||Ignazio D’Agosto||Manor MP Motorsport||1:59.016|
|12||Henrique Chaves||AVF||2:00.340||12||Colin Noble||MGR Motorsport||1:59.048|
|13||Ukyo Sasahara||Fortec Motorsport||2:00.349||13||Henrique Chaves||AVF||1:59.089|
|14||Josef Zaruba||AVF||2:00.429||14||Jehan Daruvala||Fortec Motorsport||1:59.248|
|15||Dries Vanthoor||Josef Kaufmann Racing||2:00.529||15||Charlie Eastwood||Fortec Motorsport||1:59.342|
|16||Nikita Mazepin||Josef Kaufmann Racing||2:00.531||16||Darius Oskoui||ART Junior Team||1:59.427|
|17||Zac Claman DeMelo||Fortec Motorsport||2:00.599||17||Zac Claman DeMelo||Fortec||1:59.527|
|18||Luke Chudleigh||Fortec Motorsport||2:00.744||18||Nikita Mazepin||Josef Kaufmann Racing||1:59.681|
|19||Rahul Raj Mayer||Mark Burdett Motorsport||2:01.089||19||Luke Chudleigh||Fortec Motorsport||2:00.028|
|20||Jehan Daruvala||Fortec Motorsport||2:01.392||20||Ferdinand Habsburg||Fortec Motorsport||2:00.333|
|21||Robin Hansson||Fragus BR Motorsport||2:01.444||21||Robin Hansson||Fragus BR Motorsport||2:00.464|
|22||Pontus Fredericsson||Prizma Motorsport||2:01.605||22||Pontus Fredericsson||Prizma Motorsport||2:00.505|
|23||Ferdinand Habsburg||Fortec Motorsport||2:01.619||23||Rahul Raj Mayer||Mark Burdett Motorsport||2:00.987|
|24||Bartlomiej Mirecki||BM Racing||2:02.639||24||Bartlomiej Mirecki||BM Racing||2:02.322|
|25||David Richert||Inter Europol Competition||2:03.944||25||David Richert||Inter Europol Competition||2:03.521|