CARROLL ON THE PODIUM
Great Britain's Adam Carroll finished 3rd in today's GP2 sprint race. Despite charging for the lead from 2nd position for all of the 24 laps, it was fellow Brit Lewis Hamilton who stole the position on the final corner.
Starting from 3rd on the grid, Adam made a good start and after leader Xandi Negrao went off it was left to the Northern Irish man to chase the race leader Andre Zuber. A great race followed with a gap of less than a second between the two. But further back was Hamilton, who's team ART won the constructers title this weekend, pushing hard and carving his way through the traffic. But disappointingly it was just seconds before the chequered flag that Adam was passed on the final corner coming home to finish 3rd.
ADAM CARROLL: "It's really good to get more points and a podium although I am obviously disappointed to have lost 2nd place on the last lap. "I could see Lewis in my mirrors in the distance but I never thought for a minute that he could pass me from where he was. I concentrated on braking and getting a good exit from the corner and he still went past so that was a big surprise and pretty disappointing. But it was a better weekend and I am very pleased to be back on the podium after a few difficult weekends."