We say goodbye to the live ticker for today and gather strength for the big 24-hour race that starts tomorrow afternoon at 4 p.m. We will be back for you just in time for the warm up until then: Ciao and thank you for watching!
Memories wake up
In 2011, a Ferrari was last in pole position at the 24-hour race. At the time, it was the 458 Italia GT from the Farnbacher squad. Dominik Farnbacher, Allan Simonsen, Marco Seefried and Jamie Melo set a best time of 8: 23.764 minutes – and the Ferrari drove in Hankook colors.
Expensive parking space
All vehicles are currently assembled in parc fermé – thus ensuring a beautiful image from the air. The results of the best qualifying sessions are still preliminary. But there should not be too much change.
This is what Jordan Pepper says (position 3)
“I was on the border, if not over it. Unfortunately, I made a mistake in the first place. The team gave me an incredible car. I could have caught Augusto – when you’re so close, you want more. Hopefully we can hold out. here in 24 hours. “
This is what Augusto Farfus says (position 2)
“Fantastic! We expected to be in the leading group, but not with such a tight field. It’s an indication of how exciting the race will be. I’m very happy with the qualification.”
The first words of the stakeholder
Luca Ludwig: “Sensational! I was hoping. We had to rebuild the car and we still had a few problems yesterday. But everything was fine today. The tire came after three turns and was so perfect in the working window. It was an almost perfect lap. . “
Ludwig twice as fast
Impressive: Luca Ludwig was also faster on her second lap than Augusto Farfus, who placed # 99 Rowe-BMW in second place.
The second row on the web is shared by Konrad Lamborghini # 7 (Jefferies / Pepper / di Martino / Hackländer) and Car Collection Audi # 22 (Haase / N. Müller / Niederhauser / Rast).
A strong fiver is Phoenix-Audi # 16 (Giermaziak / Schramm / Beretta / Winkelhock). The best Mercedes is HRT’s # 12 (Marciello / Ellis / Stolz) in eighth place, followed by the best Porsche, Hubers # 25 (Thyssen / Rader / N. Menzel / Kern).
Lambo on 3, Ferrari on pole!
Jordan Pepper improves his time, but that is only enough for third place. So it’s clear: Pole position for the 50th edition of the 24-hour Nürburgring goes to Octane126-Ferrari # 26 (Grossmann / Trummer / Hirschi / Ludwig)! And that after the accident at the 24h qualification, after the Swiss team had to rebuild the car.
No one has come close to Ferrari’s best time yet, but Jordan Pepper puts strong mean times in Konrad-Lamborghini.
Ludwig strikes 8:10!
This week, Octane126 complained bitterly about BoP, but it can not be that bad. With a time of 8: 09.469 minutes, Luca Ludwig in Ferrari # 26 is the first driver to break the sound barrier in 8:10 minutes.
The hunt for pole position begins
Nico Bastian is the first driver to drive his first fast lap.
Who has been the pole setter in recent years?
Our photo series will tell you!
Photo gallery: 24 hours Nürburgring: All winners of the James-Glickenhaus trophy
It continues with Q2
The process is the same as in Q1.
Angel criticizes the format
Even though Maro Engel made it into Q2, he still does not think it is right that so many top cars have to fight in Q1, and some do not. “I don’t know what to think about so many overall favorites having to run in top Q1,” he says. “I think the spectators outside would like to see all the favorites in Top-Q2. I really feel sorry for everyone who can not drive in Top-Q2 now.”
BMW, Mercedes and two Porsche further
These four cars came into Q2:
1. Rowe-BMW # 98 (Catsburg / Edwards / S. Van der Linde / Wittmann)
2. GetSpeed Mercedes # 4 (Engel / Gounon / Juncadella)
3. Toxport WRT Porsche # 27 (Andlauer / Campbell / Jaminet)
4. Dinamic Porsche # 28 (Engelhart / Cairoli / Ledogar / Preining)
Above all, the location of the Pirelli-weary Dinamic Porsche can certainly be considered a surprise.
The two Phoenix-Audi # 15 (K. van der Linde / D. Vanthoor / Vervisch / Frijns) and # 5 (V. Kolb / Stippler / Feller / K. Van der Linde) and KCMG Porsche # 18 (Olsen / Tandy / Bamber).
Angel takes the plunge into Q2
Ricardo Feller can not improve his position, but Maro Engel jumps to position 2 and secures access to Q2 for # 4 GetSpeed Mercedes. Schubert-BMW # 20, which finished fifth, suffered the most.