November 3, 2016

Belgium 2011 - Less than a split second


2011 was the year of Caterham's one-lap-wonder XYY. With six pole positions over the whole season, the young German proved his extraordinary skills on a hot lap. The Qualifying in Spa-Francorchamps, however, was a real nail-biter. Towards the end of the session, Toro Rosso's Akouk, who went on to win the Drivers' Championship that year, managed exactly the same time as XYY. But pole position went to the German because he had set his time first.
2011 was the year of Caterham's one-lap-wonder XYY. With six pole positions over the whole season, the young German proved his extraordinary skills on a hot lap. The Qualifying in Spa-Francorchamps, however, was a real nail-biter. Towards the end of the session, Toro Rosso's Akouk, who went on to win the Drivers' Championship that year, managed exactly the same time as XYY. But pole position went to the German because he had set his time first.