Adrien Simon has claimed pole position ahead of the Canadian Grand Prix after setting the quickest time in the session. For the second race in succession Liverpool have locked out the front row of the grid with Karl Beckenbauer in second.
Tomorrows Canadian Grand Prix will see a Liverpool driver on pole for the fourth time this season; out of five races. Like Silverstone it is Adrien Simon who will start from on pole beside his teammate Karl Beckenbauer. While Beckenbauer led most of the session, it was Simon who posted a time over a tenth faster to claim pole in the dying seconds; a lap time of 1.13.166.
Enrique Ruiz looks set to hold onto his mantle of the king of third place as the Brazilian set the third fastest time. Championship leader Will Hoskins was fourth quickest; meaning Liverpool and Franklin have once again locked out the first two rows of the grid. Puccio Giodano was best of the rest with the fifth fastest time for Scuderia Rossi. He was followed by Lewis Ellington in sixth, Hugh Dwyer in seventh, and the returning Kip Maxwell in eighth for Westwood Racing.
Enzo Domenicalli made it two Rossi's in the top ten with the ninth quickest time. Tumo Kinnumen rounded out the top ten with a best lap of 1.13.768; six tenths off pole. Elroy Wagner was eleventh fastest for Team 23, while outperforming his new teammate Jarrod Lindsey who could only manage twenty-first. It was a disappointing session for Downton who had to settle for twelfth and thirteenth in the hands of Nathaniel Powers and Marcus Thunder respectively. Diego Campos got the better of his highly praised teammate at Ingram with fourteenth fastest.
It was a poor session for Lucas Grand Prix with their best time being good enough for sixteenth in the hands of Carson Davenport. Michal Kubat was nineteenth fastest for Warrior Racing while Hiroto Nakumaya was the quickest Force Australia driver in twenty-second.
The pole sitter Adrien Simon claimed his first victory last season at the Canadian Grand Prix. The Frenchman will be desperate to take his first win of the season at Montreal again and finally get his championship campaign underway. However there will be stiff competition from his teammate Karl Beckenbauer who will be looking for his third win out of five races. Franklin F1 will also be a big challenge with Enrique Ruiz hoping to take his first win of his career. Will Hoskins will be looking to fight back after the disappointment of the British Grand Prix.
The rain was very close to falling during the qualifying session, and many reports are expecting rain to hit tomorrows Canadian Grand Prix.