GP2 Main Series 2011 - Valencia, Race 2
Saturday and Sunday were like chalk and cheese for Romain Grosjean. Although he did not complete lap 1 of the second race, he is still in the lead in the championship.
After his brilliant win yesterday, Grosjean started today’s race in eighth place. In corner 2 he found himself sandwiched between two cars and was unable to avoid contact. Two corners further on he spun due to a mechanical problem and that was the end of his day.
On the other hand, Pal Varhaug had a very different race to DAMS’s delight. He was twenty-first on the grid and fought his way up to tenth place pulling off some audacious passing manoeuvres in the process.
Loïc David: “For Romain today was a sharp contrast to yesterday as his race finished on lap one. The contact in corner two was not the cause as he was caught in a sandwich. It was after another contact in corner four that he spun in the following one due to a suspension breakage. So no points today but we’re still in the championship lead. Although Pal started from twenty-first place he was able to nurse his tyres, and he put on a stunning finish passing several rivals in the process to see the flag in tenth place.”
Romain Grosjean: retired
“What a frustrating race! The start went off alright and then the drivers just in front squeezed me and there was nothing I could do. In corners four/five a mechanical component broke after a driver tagged me from behind at the entry to corner four. We’re really going to have to make a success of our second races despite the principle of the reserved grid.”
Pal Varhaug: 10th place
“It’s a pity I started from so far back. I nursed my tyres in the opening laps and that was a big help in the last ten. I overtook six cars, which shows how much I’ve progressed. I have to score points in the next event. Roll on Silverstone!”
Next round at Silverstone in Great Britain on 9th-10th July 2011.
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