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Asia: Shanghai: Team Arden rac eone report

SHORT OPENING GP2 ASIA RACE FOR ARDEN DRIVERS A disappointing start to the second GP2 Asia Championship for Trust Team Arden at the Shanghai circuit this afternoon. Both Luiz Razia and Mika Maki were forced to retire following two separate ...

SHORT OPENING GP2 ASIA RACE FOR ARDEN DRIVERS

A disappointing start to the second GP2 Asia Championship for Trust Team Arden at the Shanghai circuit this afternoon. Both Luiz Razia and Mika Maki were forced to retire following two separate incidents early in the race. Luiz Razia touched with Diego Nunes on the second lap bending his track rod forcing him to retire to the pits. Despite a quick pit stop, Mika Maki was later closed in by Sergio Perez in an overtaking manoeuvre where they touched, leaving Maki's car too damaged to continue.

Luiz: "It is such a shame I didn't get too many laps done before I had to come in and stop. My start was ok, I struggled to find a space into the first corner but managed to find a spot and keep my pace. I was fighting with Diego Nunes and when we touched it was hard enough to damage the car so I had to pit and stop the car. I am disappointed that I only completed two laps and hope tomorrow will be more positive."

Mika: "I had a good start. The first corner was good, I managed to pass five cars. Then I was stuck behind Chris van der Drift before we made the pit stop. It was a good stop for my first time. I was then running two laps alone before Serigo Perez exited the pit lane. I tried to overtake and he closed in and we touched. I am a bit disappointed I didn't finish the race. I would have been in the top 8 with my position and I am now missing pole for tomorrow. I have learnt from today and I hope to do better tomorrow."

-credit: arden

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Series GP2
Drivers Chris van der Drift , Sergio Perez , Mika Maki , Luiz Razia , Diego Nunes