Pagenaud clinches Silverstone pole at first attempt

David Hobbs


Simon Pagenaud took pole position for the Autosport Six Hours of Silverstone on his first visit to the circuit after a rain-affected qualifying session.

The Peugeot driver, drafted into the team at the last moment as replacement for Briton Anthony Davidson, made full of the drying track to set the fastest lap of 1:43.924 after trading times with team-mate Stephane Sarrazin.