Victory at the debut for Stefano Coletti in the Asia Series
12/02/2011 - The first season in GP2 Series started in the best possible way for Stefano Coletti who has been author of a very good performance in the season opener of the Asia Series in Abu Dhabi.
The driver for Trident Racing Team in race one has been protagonist of a good recovery that took him from the nineteenth place on the grid up to the final eighth place, a result that awarded him with the first point of the season and the pole position of race two.
The strategic choice of the team to anticipate the pit-stop has been right and it allowed Coletti to get the most out of free-of-traffic track free for several laps during which he managed to push to the maximum keeping himself on very good lap-times.
The performance was perfect also in race two. At the start, Coletti got away without hesitation and took the lead widening in the following laps his advantage to more than a second; Stefano has never seen his leadership questioned during the entire race and always kept a margin from the rivals that prevented any attacks and eventually allowed him to get the first victory of the season.
"It has been a great weekend from all points of view. I would like to thank Trident for giving me a perfect car without which I could not have managed the race always keeping a security margin and I could not have recovered yesterday from the nineteenth up to the eighth place of race one. All the guys have done an excellent work throughout the weekend, from the pit-stop to the strategy, from the technical choices to the meticulous preparation of the car. These two results confirm the value of the work we have done during the tests and that the way we are on is the right one. We have now just a few days before the next race during which we will try to improve further".
Coletti is currently sixth in the classification with seven points, just five shy the leader.
The GP2 Asia Series will be on track next 19 February in Bahrain.