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Addax Team Istanbul Race 1 Report

Istanbul Park

Both Barwa Addax Team Drivers In The Points.

Giedo Van Der Garde, 4Th And Charles Pic, 7Th

Barwa Addax Team made a good start to the GP2 Series 2011 season in the first race in Istanbul. Both drivers had great races and both managed to finish among the points with Giedo van der Garde, in 4th position and Charles Pic finishing 7th.

Van der Garde made a very good start and at the the end of the first lap he had moved up to 9th position. He was able to handle the situation well and took the risk of making an early pit stop to change the four tyres. Driving within himself in an effort to administrate his tyres he was still able to climb to fourth. He held on to his position at the end of the race and he looks to be one of the firm candidates for honours this season. A good professional performance with great overtaking.

Giedo Van der Garde
Giedo Van der Garde

Photo by: GP2 Media Service

Pic, drove an even more spectacular race, particularly after losing ground at the start once more. It was a similar problems with the electronics of the car as in previous events. From this momento on he drove intelligently in the initial stages of the race and did everything he could to look after the tyres. He made his pit stop much later than originally planned and he came back out on track in 15th position. He took no time at all in climbing his way through the field in spectacular fashion, right up to 7th position, overtaking drivers all over the circuit. This also means he will start from the front row on tomorrow’s starting grid.

Giedo, starts the season among the best drivers after his 4th place finish and Charles appears on the list in 7th position. The team starts this season as they finished the last in the top three overall. They have seven points and Barwa Addax Team are on the podium in the race for the constructor’s title.

Tomorrow, Sunday, the second sprint race takes place over 23 laps covering a distance of 122.566 Kilometres. The race starts at 11.35 hrs local time.

-source: addax team

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Series GP2
Drivers Giedo van der Garde , Charles Pic
Tags addax team, istanbul, pic, van der garde