Ocean Racing Technology's two cars in the top 10 Alvaro Parente drew strength from the progress made on the Dallara Renault by the engineers of Ocean Racing Technology in the GP2 Main Series today when the Portuguese driver managed to move up...
Ocean Racing Technology's two cars in the top 10
Alvaro Parente drew strength from the progress made on the Dallara Renault by the engineers of Ocean Racing Technology in the GP2 Main Series today when the Portuguese driver managed to move up three places between the start and finish of the second race at the Hungaroring. His performance was rewarded by a point for 6th place making it the third time he has secured points in the last four races, and the fifth in six races for the team.
Once up into 6th place, Alvaro looked after his tyres to make sure they lasted the distance and that he would be able to resist his rivals, including the current championship leader, Nico Hulkenberg, who had never been in a position to attack him."The second race was very different. The car was much better and it allowed me to climb up into 6th position and then defend it. The tyre wear was less severe and it contributed to the excellent overall performance. It's clear, had I won one more position on Saturday, the weekend scenario would have been very different, but under these circumstances the result is positive. Our car was not always at its best in Hungary, contrary to Turkey for instance, but we will keep working hard and we'll come back stronger in Valencia."
Meanwhile, teammate Karun Chandhok was also on the attack. 17th on the starting grid, the Indian driver finished the race in the top ten and his performance also demonstrated the evolution of the Ocean Racing Technology single seaters. Karun knew that he was going to have a difficult race on the basis of the circuit itself and the difficulty in overtaking, but he managed to underline the quality of the work carried out by the team since Friday. "The tyre wear was not as big as yesterday and it made all the difference. I knew I would lose a lot of time trying to overtake some slower cars and to finish into the top 10 was the best result I could get today. After two weekends with no point I will work hard with the team to inverse the trend in Valencia."
The races organized for the Valencia street circuit will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of August. Until then, the GP2 Main Series will take a four week break before entering the final phase of the championship. The finale will take place on the 19th and 20th of September on the Portimao circuit.