SATISFACTION FOR BARWA ADDAX TEAM AFTER TESTS IN ASIA. MAX CHILTON AND LUIZ RAZIA PERFORM WELL AT THE NEW YAS MARINA CIRCUIT IN ABU DHABI. Preparations for the new Asia GP2 Series 2009-2010 got under way this weekend with testing at the new...
SATISFACTION FOR BARWA ADDAX TEAM AFTER TESTS IN ASIA.
MAX CHILTON AND LUIZ RAZIA PERFORM WELL AT THE NEW YAS MARINA CIRCUIT IN ABU DHABI.
Preparations for the new Asia GP2 Series 2009-2010 got under way this weekend with testing at the new circuit of Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi. With the first race of the new season less than a week away, Max Chilton and Luiz Razia have worked really well with the Barwa Addax Team to get the car ready for the big event. This weekend the Asian Series will be supporting the last Formula 1 race of the season.
Max Chilton, after being dogged by bad luck at the tests in Jerez, where he had very little contact with the car, due in the main to mechanical problems, has surprised the team technicians positively. It hasn't taken him long to adapt to the new car. Max, who is a rookie in this class has progressively improved on his times throughout the sessions. After the first morning session, his best time was a modest 2.00.142 but in the afternoon he improved greatly on this, with a creditable 1.54.022. On the second day in the morning session his fastest lap was 1.53.979 and to round off a promising two days he posted his best time in the afternoon, a splendid 1.52.998. His times were mid table in the classifications, only bettered by drivers with much more experience at this level. A very promising start.
Luiz Razia, has demonstrated that he is ready to compete for the highest goals. His times over the two days were competitive and, like his team mate, he improved progressively. 1.57.706 in the first morning session, followed by 1.53.486 in the afternoon. He set a best time of 1.53.357 on the Saturday morning session and finished in the afternoon with an excellent 1.52.498. Apart from setting good times, Luiz has worked very well alongside the team, looking for little improvements in the overall set up. His professionality and capacity to work hard behind the scenes, along with his experience in this class, offer the team certain guarantees.
Barwa Addax Team start the season full of hope and expectation and with the confidence they have placed in these two young drivers, the team is looking to be one of the main players, as the championship gets under way on the 31st October and will be the supporting event for the last Formula 1 race of the current season.