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Istanbul: DAMS race one report

Important points grabbed for both championships Today, both drivers caught up some important points for both championships. Finishing at the 6th position, Kazuki scored capital points in his battle for the championship as he is now only one...

Important points grabbed for both championships

Today, both drivers caught up some important points for both championships. Finishing at the 6th position, Kazuki scored capital points in his battle for the championship as he is now only one point of the third position.

With the fastest lap, Nicolas reduced the gap at only four points of the third position for team championship.

After a missing start, Kazuki lost his position but tried to grab some places to stay in the points. Finally, he crossed the chequered flag with a deserved 6th place after maintaining the pressure on Garcia during the entire race.

Nicolas didn't have same success with his engine stalling on the start of the race. Then, he pushed very hard and won the point of the fastest lap on the last minutes.

Kazuki Nakajima: "today, my race was not too bad! I really do a poor start and lost some positions. The first lap was very difficult and the fight quite intense. When the safety car came on the track, on lap 2, many cars went on the pit. At this moment, the team did a fantastic job which helped me to gain places. I finished on the 6th position which is quite good after my poor start but I'm frustrated in being unable to find a way past Garcia. Tomorrow, I will start on the 3rd position so I hope to score the win."

Nicolas Lapierre: "I'm not familiar with so hot conditions. I missed my start and then spent the race in the traffic. I gained some places but not enough to have any chance to get back in the top 8. We changed our strategy to battle for the best lap. I pushed hard and finally managed a last fastest lap. It will be one more time a difficult Sunday race as I will start from today's position, but I will do my best to score some points!"

-credit: dams

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Series GP2
Drivers Nicolas Lapierre , Kazuki Nakajima
Teams DAMS