Barwa Addax Team Leads The GP2 Classification In Turkey.
Podium For Giedo, 2nd And 4th Place Finish For Charles Pic.
Barwa Addax Team, after the first GP2 Series event which took place at the Turkish Istanbul Park circuit this week come away leading the team event with Giedo van der Garde finishing in a magnificent 2nd place on the podium and Charles Pic in a creditable 4th position.
Giedo van der Garde, made a very good start which put him on his way to a second place finish. It was a well planned race with great overtaking, always bearing in mind the condition of the tyres. In the last few laps there was the added difficulty of the safety car, which took away the lead he had built up over his pursuing rivals but fortunately he was able to hold on at the end of the race. He was under pressure although he managed to deal with it well.
Charles Pic, has driven another spectacular race and was involved in some of the best battles out on the track. He was looking like getting a podium finish, resisting the continuous attacks of one of his main rivals, closing every space possible with an impressive class in defending his position under extreme pressure. However, he was severely affected when the safety car came out on track and his tyres were already very worn. Due to the loss of heat in the rubber he was unable to keep British driver Bird at bay during he last stages of the race. This takes nothing away from the young French driver after a magnificent race which showed his quality as a driver and team-mate.
Barwa Addax Team, start the season leading the overall team championship, being the only team with both driver scoring in both races in Istanbul. Van der Garde is fourth overall in the driver’s championship on the same number of points as the third placed driver. Charles Pic is sixth, so both drivers keep their options alive for the driver’s title.
The next event will take place in Montmelo, Spain, between the 20th-22nd of May.
-source: team addax