CARUSO TAKES POLE FOR RACE 2
Queensland Raceway, June 14 2003
were slower in Formula 3s second session. Track temperature
was higher, with a stronger wind blowing.
top two drivers from the first qualifying session swapped places
in the second session, with Michael Caruso taking pole in 1:06.7172,
despite losing fourth gear part way through and ending the session
sitting disconsolately on the infield. Barton Mawer was second fastest
with a 1:06.9121. At 1.2 seconds slower than his pole time this
morning his team felt that Mawers car seemed more adversely
affected by the windy conditions than others.
everyone else was recording slower times, the big improver was James
Cressey, who was third fastest. Although his time of 1:07.5092 was
only .38 sec faster than his best time in the first session, he
made up a huge six places on the grid.
session got off to a bad start, losing the engine cover off his
car on his first lap out. After losing several laps while repairs
were made, he qualified only sixth fastest - his car now suffering
from major gearbox dramas.
Jones and Karl Reindler were consistent, qualifying in fourth and
fifth places respectively - as they did in the first session.
Habul had another good session, and finished eighth fastest, He
was again sandwiched between BRM team-mates, Matt Fitzgerald in
seventh, and Darren Palmer in ninth.
for Bevan Carrick, his Cooltemp98 Dallara Toyota dropped a
cylinder during the second session. His team mate Maher Algadrie
may step out of the teams other car, to allow Carrick to race
the Yokohama Trophy class, young local driver Gilmour again took
pole in 1:10.0852 ahead of Borg and Maddocks. Chris Coombs
miserable weekend continued, with his car suffering a blown head