SOLID AS A ROCK AT HOCK Racing Engineering's Adam Carroll starts tomorrow's GP2 Sprint race from 3rd on the grid after finishing today's feature event in 6th. Meanwhile it was a good day for Javi Villa as he showed his future potential finishing...
SOLID AS A ROCK AT HOCK
Racing Engineering's Adam Carroll starts tomorrow's GP2 Sprint race from 3rd on the grid after finishing today's feature event in 6th. Meanwhile it was a good day for Javi Villa as he showed his future potential finishing 11th after starting from 22nd. A blistering start by both Racing Engineering drivers saw Great Britain's Adam Carroll move from 12th to 7th by the end of lap one whilst the less experienced Javi Villa moved up 6 places to 16th.
A quick pit-stop on lap 14 by the team meant that Adam could go out and challenge hard on his second set of tyres. Villa pushed on up to 8th position before pitting later in the race. The second half of the race saw a tough battle between 5th place Carroll and the hard charging Nelson Piquet Jr who eventually broke through. Villa continued his solid progression finishing in 11th position. Team Principal Alfonso de Orleans Borbon said: "I'm happy with today and I'm so pleased with Adam. He drives with such courage and I've said before we are desperately trying to get him the perfect car and it is nearly here. Hopefully tomorrow! Javi drove solidly and made up 11 places. The most pleasing thing is the way the whole team has worked and if we all continue like this, our first win this season will come very soon."
Adam Carroll: "That was pretty hard work out there today. I made a good start and was happy with the way everything was going. Throughout the race the car had lots of grip on the rear but a lot of under-steer and was therefore slow at the apex of the corners and the other guys could make up so much ground on me. Tomorrow should be good from 3rd. It is so important to get a good start and hopefully I'll be back on the podium."
Javi Villa: "I'm really pleased about my whole race today. I said after qualifying that I would be happy to finish mid-field but I'm really happy to come 11th. I made a good start and after the pit stop my new rear tyres gave me much better grip. Now I'm excited about tomorrow and I'm planning on getting a good start!"