CARROLL 6TH IN TURKISH SAUNA

Great Britain's Adam Carroll finished 6th in the GP2 feature race in the unbearable heat of Istanbul. It means the Racing Engineering driver starts tomorrow's sprint race from 3rd place on the grid. With temperatures hitting highs of 40 degrees, driver fitness played a crucial part throughout the 34 laps.

The 23 year old from Portadown in Northern Ireland made a good start from 6th place and passed fellow Brit Lewis Hamilton but after a great first lap Hamilton was back in front and Carroll squeezed back into 8th. After coming in from forth position to pit, Adam came back out into 8th with a hard pushing Andre Zuber behind him. Despite less than half a second between the two, Adam finished the race in 6th position.

Due to GP2's reverse grid for the sprint race, it means he will start tomorrow from 3rd. Adam Carroll: "Physically I could not have given any more than I did today. I pushed as hard as I could and even towards the end of the race when I was under pressure from Zuber, I didn't make any mistakes so in that respect I'm very pleased. "The first lap was great and we were all in some big battles with me passing Lewis, him passing me and me getting past again but then a whole pack of us arrived in the corner at the same time and I lost out. But all in all I am very happy with the way I drove today."

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