Nico Verdonck, who started the race from only 16th position, did a fantastic job scoring his first championship point. The young Belgian improved to 8th position in a race won by Vitantonio Liuzzi.

"I am very pleased with my performence, Nico said. It was a very close race in whitch I brought home a promising eight position on the German circuit. This race reminded me of the races in karting and Formula Renault.

I had to fight for positions through the entire race, this is why i became formula driver.

With a good start I gained immediately four positions by passing four cars after a collision from Giammaria and his team mate Monfardini in turn three. I went all the way at the outside and could stay on the track, it was tricky but I found myself in 12th position. I lost some time behind Artam but I could pass him after a fuw laps.

I entered the box for the mandatory pit stop in lap 9. When I rejoind the race I was in battle with Lauda for a fuw laps untill he made a little mistake. Then I had to cope with Viso, he was faster than me but I kept him behind me for a few laps. In the last lap I caught Jeff and allthough I was a bit far from him I outbraked him in the hairpin.

I was very pleased with the changes we did on the car yesterday , it felt very good and I'm really, really happy I could score points for the team. This is the best way to thank them for the hard work and the job done."

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