Paul Ricard, Day 1 Afternoon session: Herck again.

herckHerck lowered his time from the morning session another seven tenths, making him almost half a second faster that Fat Burner driver Fabio Leimer.   At the top of the sheets: Bird, Turvey, Leimer, Jakes and KC repeated their strong morning performance.

Good improvement from American rookie Rozenzweig, just beating countryman Alexander Rossi.  Razia was able to right this morning’s disappointment, with a top-10 showing – just beating Arden teammate Gutierrez.

Overall, disappointing day form Monteiro’s Ocean Racing, at the bottom of the timing sheets all day long.

Again in the final spots, Charouz, Ricci (finally getting some track time), Chia Chen and Kralev – though all improving on their painfully slow morning times.

Times from the afternoon session today at Paul Ricard (courtesy of

 1.  Michael Herck          DPR                1:12.271   26
 2.  Fabio Leimer           Fat Burner         1:12.619   31
 3.  Sam Bird               ART Grand Prix     1:12.746   14
 4.  Oliver Turvey          iSport             1:12.764   28
 5.  Davide Valsecchi       iSport             1:12.771   29
 6.  Karun Chandhok         Party Poker Coloni 1:12.786   23
 7.  Jerome d'Ambrosio      Barwa Addax        1:12.839   20
 8.  James Jakes            Super Nova         1:12.929   25
 9.  Stefano Coletti        Piquet GP          1:13.032   26
10.  Luiz Razia             Telmex Arden       1:13.066   45
11.  Esteban Gutierrez      Telmex Arden       1:13.262   26
12.  William Bratt          Party Poker Coloni 1:13.303   18
13.  Jake Rosenzweig        Super Nova         1:13.387    6
14.  Alexander Rossi        DAMS               1:13.402   36
15.  Max Chilton            Barwa Addax        1:13.565   30
16.  Christian Vietoris     Fat Burner         1:13.568    8
17.  Alberto Valerio        DAMS               1:13.574   21
18.  Vladimir Arabadzhiev   Piquet GP          1:13.710   39
19.  Charles Pic            Ocean Racing       1:13.802   31
20.  Rodolfo Gonzalez       Ocean Racing       1:14.049   37
21.  Jan Charouz            ART Grand Prix     1:14.121   30
22.  Giacomo Ricci          DPR                1:14.141   16
23.  Kevin Nai Chia Chen    Trident Racing     1:14.991   29
24.  Plamen Kralev          Trident Racing     1:16.766   16

5 Responses to Paul Ricard, Day 1 Afternoon session: Herck again.

  1. Nick says:

    I don’t know who is Leimer manager, but I think he’s very lucky!
    He is a strong guy but need more financial support.


  2. Big' says:

    D’ambrosio struggle to find budget for 2010:

    He needs to have 1.6 million € for next season.

    • Nick says:

      The 2.0 release of GP2 Dallara today, need at least 1,6 M€ to dreaming a victory in championship. That’s true!


      • gp2 insider says:


        What do you mean 2.0? Who is asking for 1.6 M?

        • monegasque says:

          release 2.0 : Dallara GP2 : the 2nd model from 2008 ( NO Asian series 1.0 car )
          I mean that the real running costs total for each car, to achieve the victory is more or less 1.6 m€ for all the season !

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