Indonesian driver tops second day of post season testing in Abu Dhabi
Trident Racing press release
Leimer returns to the team after contesting the 2012 season with the team. Leal is new to Racing Engineering but experienced in the GP2 series. The two were teammates during the 2011 season.
Five drivers lined-up aboard the team’s cars and for two of them it was the maiden experience with the GP2 Dallara-Mecachrome racers.
Although both cars will be repaired for tomorrow’s Sprint Race, Fabio Leimer and Julián Leal will have to start towards the rear of the grid...
All the cars were running the P Zero Yellow soft compound Pirelli tyres.
On a very hot day at the Hungaroring, both Racing Engineering drivers concentrated on their setups versus setting fast times in GP2 qualifying.
Tomorrow’s 34 lap Feature Race will see Fabio Leimer in a good position to fight for a podium position and increase his points score in the 2013 GP2 Series.
Fabio Leimer keeps his lead in the 2013 GP2 Series Championship by seven points following another strong race and the Championship is now, realistically, between Fabio and Bird.
With less than 10 minutes of the session remaining both Fabio and his main title rival, Sam Bird, were sitting in the pits preparing themselves for a final fast lap.
Teammate Julián Leal will start from the 9th row of the grid.
Julian Leal: "Racing Engineering is a very good team and I hope that together we can do a very good job."
Fabio Leimer and Racing Engineering start 4th in the Sepang Feature Race.
Racing Engineering: Fabio Leimer gave it his best shot for the pole but will start on the front row.
Racing Engineering car made contact with the nose of the Caterham car of Rossi causing damage to the sidepod and the turning vane.
A mixed weekend for Racing Engineering at Silverstone this weekend with both drivers scoring a 4th place in the two races and both men showed great race pace once again
The Feature Race of the GP2 Series weekend was much warmer than Friday at the Nürburgring.
The team now return to their Sanlúcar de Barrameda base to prepare for the next round of the 2013 GP2 series at Spa Francorchamps in four weeks’ time.
Tomorrow’s Sprint race will see Fabio Leimer start from 8th on the reverse grid and his race pace today means he a favourite for victory whilst Julián Leal will start 4th and will be looking for a podium finish and more points.
Alfonso de Orléans-Borbón, president of Racing Engineering looks forward to the start of the 2013 GP2 Series.
Nürburgring marks the halfway point of the GP2 Series season.
A positive weekend for Racing Engineering with Fabio Leimer taking 4th and 3rd in the two races.
Team driver Fabio Leimer took the second fastest lap of the day.
The Spanish team is ready for the start of the 2013 GP2 season.
Tomorrow’s 21 lap Sprint Race will see Fabio Leimer starting eighth while Julián leal will start fourth on the reversed grid.