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Marinescu To Start From Pole In Second Silverstone Race

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Mihai Marinescu - Photo Credit: Formula Two

The rest of the F2 field will have this view from the grid for today's race - Photo Credit: Formula Two

Mihai Marinescu has claimed pole position for the second race at the opening FIA Formula Two meeting of the season at Silverstone.

The Romanian driver finished Saturday's race in fourth position after losing a podium place at the very end, but he set himself up for a good result in today's race by topping qualifying this morning.

“I was very pleased with that lap,” he said. “I think it was a good one but there is still room for improvement. Overall it was okay. I learnt a lot yesterday during the race and I won’t make the same mistakes today.”

Marinescu was the only driver to go below 1m47s, with second-fastest Alex Fontana some four tenths adrift as he looks to build upon the podium finish he scored on his F2 debut yesterday, where he stole third place from Marinescu at the final corner.

Race one winner Luciano Bacheta was third, missing out on a front row grid slot by just 0.005s.

Fellow Brit Daniel McKenzie was a strong fourth, just ahead of Matheo Tuscher, who couldn't repeat his pole position heroics from yesterday.  There was only 0.027s covering Fontana in second to Tuscher in fifth in a close session.

Kevin Mirocha, a late entrant on the eve of the weekend, put in a good performance with sixth, ahead of Dino Zamparelli. Christopher Zanella, who led Saturday's race until the penultimate lap, could only manage eighth. Chinese driver David Zhu was ninth, with pre-season test pacesetter Markus Pommer in tenth.

Race two takes place at 14:05 today.

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