WEC: Andrea Caldarelli Valencia summary

Andrea Caldarelli takes double podium finish Andrea Caldarelli had some good winter tests to count on for the third West European Cup round at Valencia, and matched all the expectations by taking third place on Race 1. The Toyota Drivers Program...

Andrea Caldarelli takes double podium finish

Andrea Caldarelli had some good winter tests to count on for the third West European Cup round at Valencia, and matched all the expectations by taking third place on Race 1. The Toyota Drivers Program pilot started from front row alongside team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, but had to relinquish second place to Spaniard Roberto Mehri. Caldarelli tried to fight back with no luck, and stayed in third until the end, clinching a valuable podium finish. On Race 2, he once again clocked the second fastest lap in qualifying, and then successfully defended second place until the end. Unfortunately, a claim by Epsilon Euskadi focused on the positioning of the battery's switch led to an exclusion of both top SG Formula Cars, despite the detail gave no performance advantage at all. The French team protested, and the final clas- sification is to be considered pending appeal.

"Untill I'll be able to stay on the podium, the situation will be really positive. I'm constantly in the top pack in both the WEC and the Eurocup, and the team is glad glad of it too. I have to keep running strong, and find how to close the gap on my team-mate. I hope to switch the order as early as the next round at Budapest! Indeed, I was also faster than him this winter..."

-credit: ac

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Series Formula Renault
Drivers Daniel Ricciardo , Andrea Caldarelli