At the wheel, Alain Prost was impressed by its performance
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Formula Renault 3.5 Series – Qualifying 1
Will Stevens (Strakka Racing) grabbed his maiden Formula Renault 3.5 Series pole at Jerez on Saturday. The British driver got the better of fellow countrymen Oliver Rowland (Fortec Motorsports) and William Buller (Arden Motorsport) in a qualifying session that saw the two title candidates struggle, with Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse) no faster than tenth and Carlos Sainz (DAMS) lining up five places behind him on the grid.
Carlos Sainz jr says he is being “patient” as Red Bull decides his future in formula one.
Before Sebastian Vettel blew the ‘silly season’ wide open and Daniil Kvyat got the call to replace him at Red Bull Racing next year, Spanish rookie Sainz was licking his wounds at having missed out on a Toro Rosso debut for 2015.
As a new venue and host to the final round of the World Series by Renault, the Circuito de Jerez promises an exciting show.
The names of the three winners in the championships organized by Renault Sport Technologies will be known. This first visit to Andalusia will also be an occasion for some to continue a motor racing family tradition.
McLaren and Honda could be planning to run an interim F1 car outside the sport’s officially-sanctioned test dates.
Honda has apparently hit back at rumours its 2015 F1 programme is facing delays.
Melandri scored his 4th win as factory Aprilia rider and the 17th of his career.
In one of the closest races of the season so far Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) has taken the win in race one at Jerez after a 20 lap encounter that saw the leading group of eight riders exchanging places at almost every turn in the early stages.
Davide Giugliano (Ducati Superbike Team) and Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) will join Baz on the front row
An intense Tissot-Superpole second session has been won by Loris Baz (Kawasaki Racing Team) who claimed Pole Position today at Jerez. the young Frenchman will move off ahead of everyone else in the two Sunday races for the second time this year. Baz also recorded the new best lap of the track for the Superbike class in 1’40.298, beating the previous record by 0.322s.
Honda is targeting nothing other than victory as it prepares to return to formula one in 2015.