6th and 16th for GFH team iSport duo…..

24.04.2009: GFH Team iSport – GP2 Asia Series Round 6 Bahrain Qualifying Report: Friday 24th April 2009 Giedo van der Garde (NED) – 6th Hamad Al Fardan (BAR) – 16th

GFH Team iSport – GP2 Asia Series
Round 6  Bahrain Qualifying  Friday 24th April 2009


Giedo van der Garde (NED) – 6th
Hamad Al Fardan (BAR) – 16th

 
GFH team iSport are back in Bahrain this weekend at the Bahrain International Circuit for the final round of the GP2 Asia Series. Both GFH team iSport drivers were in action today in qualifying for tomorrow’s feature race.

Dutch driver Giedo van der Garde will start from 6th after pole sitter Jerome D’Ambrosio takes a 10 place grid penalty after his black flag incident in Malaysia. Van der Garde set a time of 1m 44.173secs just 4 tenths from pole in his best qualifying performance this season. Bahraini GFH team iSport driver Hamad Al Fardan will start from 16th in front of his home crowd after setting a time of 1m 44.673secs. The top 18 was covered by just 1 second again showing how competitive this year’s GP2 Asia Series is. 

Paul Jackson (Team Principle)

“The qualifying session went quite well. Giedo feels comfortable with the car, he was only 4 tenths away from pole which is the closest he has been so far this season so he will be looking for a good result tomorrow. Hamad Al Fardan had a good run on his first set of tyres and was in around 7th or 8th position but the second set of tyres didn’t seem to work too well for him so he dropped back. His race pace should be good as he has a good balance with the car so I think he has a good chance of getting points tomorrow”.

 
Tomorrow’s race starts at 4pm local time.
 

- Hayley Smith-

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/gp2-asia-bahrain-gfh-team-isport-giedo-van-der-garde-hamad-al-fardan---62110.html

24.04.2009 / MaP

More News

Super Nova Bahrain Qualifying
24.04.2009
The Super Nova duo returned to Bahrain International Circuit this week for the 6th and final round of the 2008 – 2009 GP2 Asia Series.In hot desert conditions the Super Nova drivers quickly proved that they are capable of setting quick times. Javier ran new tyres to start and was provisionally 6th on the grid before returning to the pit lane for minor changes. He returned to t more >>
Duranga in Bahrain -uphill race, we are already sixth
24.04.2009
Due to a penalty given by the race direction to two competitors, Davide Valsecchi will start tomorrow race from the sixth place instead of the eight. It is like to say that Durango has already begun the recovery. Davide Valsecchi will take the start of tomorrow Bahrain race from the eighth place, Michael Dalle Stelle from the twentysixth. Definitely this is not the best way to more >>
My Qi-Meritus.Mahara drivers pilot a GP2-A330 Powered by Gulf Air
22.04.2009
Before returning to GP2 Asia action this week-end on the Bahrain International Circuit at Sakhir, Marco Bonanomi  and Alvaro Parente, the two drivers for My QI Meritus.Mahara have been given the opportunity to fly and land a A330 Airbus at Bahrain Airport. This is more >>
My Qi-Meritus.Mahara drivers to Pilot a GP2-A320 Powered by Gulf Air
21.04.2009
Before returning to GP2 Asia action this week-end on the Bahrain International Circuit at Sakhir, Marco Bonanomi  and Alvaro Parente, the two drivers for My QI Meritus.Mahara have been given the opportunity to land a A330 Airbus at Bahrain Airport. This is as a result of more >>
My Qi-Meritus.Mahara want a good season finish at home for the GP2 Asia Bahrain race
21.04.2009
My Qi-Meritus.Mahara head home for the sixth and final round of the GP2 Asia season in Bahrain with revived hopes after their driver lineup of Portugal's Alvaro Parente and Italy's Marco Bonanomi showed good speed and potential in the last outing in Malaysia. Parente even ear more >>
My Qi-Meritus.Mahara want a good season finish at home for the GP2 Asia Bahrain race
20.04.2009
My Qi-Meritus.Mahara head home for the sixth and final round of the GP2 Asia season in Bahrain with revived hopes after their driver lineup of Portugal's Alvaro Parente and Italy's Marco Bonanomi showed good speed and potential in the last outing in Malaysia. Parente more >>
Ocean Racing Technology rentre au Portugal aves ses premiers points en poche
07.04.2009
La seconde course de Sepang est perturbée par la pluie    Après avoir marqué samedi les premiers points de sa courte existence, ce dimanche Ocean Racing Technology a eu fort à faire avec la mété more >>
My Qi.Meritus.Mahara edge closer to their goal
06.04.2009
It may have been just one point, but the point earned by Alvaro Parente in the week’s GP2 Asia Series is certainly weight its worth in gold as My Qi Meritus..Mahara now have nine points after five rounds with only the Bahrain leg to come in two weeks t more >>
Vitaly Petrov victorious, great race for Sergio Pérez
06.04.2009
PHOTOS HERE : We witnessed a spectacular race from the Barwa Campos Team drivers today at the Malaysian circuit of Sepang with Vitaly Petrov driving his way to vi more >>
Fisichella Motor Sport - GP2 Asia Series - Malaysia Summary
06.04.2009
PHOTOS HERE : The fifth and penultimate round of the 2008/09 GP2 Asia Series took place this weekend in Malaysia as GP2 took to the Sepang Circuit as a support to the Formula One World Championship. Fisichella Motor Sport International fielded Rodolfo Gonzalez and Kevin Chen to face more >>
DAMS Sepang, races: Closing in on the titles!
06.04.2009
PHOTOS HERE : This weekend DAMS competed in the two races of the fifth round of the GP2 Asian Series Championship on the Sepang circuit that were curtain raisers to the Formula 1 Grand Prix. With Jérôme d’Ambrosio’s pole and Kamui Kobayashi&rsquo more >>
First point for Al Fardan as the rain pours in Malaysia....
05.04.2009
GFH team iSport driver Hamad Al Fardan scored his first ever GP2 points in today’s Sprint Race at the Sepang International Circuit. The race was started under the safety car after a torrential downpour and thunderstorm hit the circuit before the race was due to start, delaying the race by 30 minutes.Bahraini driver Al Fardan started the race from 9th but drove a mature race in more >>
gp2-super-nova-malaxaia-race-2-review-javier-villa-james-jakes
05.04.2009
Malaysia Race 2Race 2 of the fifth round of the 2008 – 2009 GP2 Asia Series took place today at Sepang International Circuit. The race was scheduled to start at 1330hrs, but due to heavy rain the race was delayed by 30 minutes. Once the rain eased, the race finally began under the safety car, which was out for the first 3 laps of the race. Starting more >>
Durango's Davide Vaseechi on the podium in Malaysia
05.04.2009
Durango once more on the podium with Davide Valsecchi, third at the end of Malaysian race 2. Michael Dalle Stelle, on the contrary, crossed the line as twentieth. The race started under the rain, this arose an electric problem on Davide’s car who said: “On the grid the mechanics had to fix an electric problem under the rain, but, maybe because of the humidity, the proble more >>
My Qi-Meritus.Mahara makes its point
05.04.2009
Race 2Alvaro Parente  (no. 19) 9thMarco Bonanomi (no. 18) 14th  Portugal's Alvaro Parente and Italy's Marco Bonanomi finished in ninth and 14th places in this afternoon's 22-l more >>
Ocean Racing Technology marque ses premiers points
04.04.2009
Yelmer Buurman 5ème dans première course de Sepang Yelmer Buurman a franchi la ligne d'arrivée de la première course de Sepang, en Malaisie, en 5ème position. Il s'agit des premiers points d'Ocean Racing Technology depui more >>
Vitaly Petrov sixth, Sergio Pérez forced to abandon in Sepang
04.04.2009
 1st RACE. SEPANG. 04.04.09 After a relatively long break the GP2 Asia Series resumed battle with the first race taking place today at the Malaysian Sepang circuit. The drivers of the Barwa Campos Team were not able to repeat their success of more >>
My Qi-Meritus.Mahara’s Alvaro Parente comes in 11th in race 1 at Sepang but brake problems ruin Bonanomi's race
04.04.2009
Race One:Alvaro Parente -  11thMarco Bonanomi -  retirement lap 15 Italian Marco Bonanomi and Portuguese driver Alvaro Parente started the 34-lap race in Sepang from 10th and 22nd respectively in front of 7,000 cheeri more >>
Durango - Eight today pole position tomorrow
04.04.2009
A very profitable Davide Valsecchi crossed as eighth the Malaysian race 1 finish line. In other words he took the pole position for tomorrow race 2. Michael Dalle Stelle climbed from the last place to the eighteenth. All in al more >>
2001-2021 copyright automobilsport.com