Race 1 20 Mike Conway, 9th 21 Ho Pin Tung, 11th Trident Racing was able to bring both cars to the end today at Istanbul, in the first race of the GP2 Main Series Turkish weekend. Mike Conway took 9th place at the end of a tough and event-filled...
Race 1 20 Mike Conway, 9th 21 Ho Pin Tung, 11th
Trident Racing was able to bring both cars to the end today at Istanbul, in the first race of the GP2 Main Series Turkish weekend. Mike Conway took 9th place at the end of a tough and event-filled race, while Ho Pin Tung finished just 2 spots behind, in 11th. After the disappointment suffered in qualifying, Trident Racing finally had a positive feeling, despite just missing the 8th spot that would have enabled Mike to start from the pole spot tomorrow. The car`s performance was stable during the race`s 54 minutes, avoiding any suffering from tire wear. The team is ready to prepare for 23-lap Race 2, starting tomorrow at 10:30.
"I was not perfect at the start, but I`ve been able to get my on-grid position back by mastering the troubles happened at the first corner. My car proved to be really consistent by keeping the same pace on both new and old rubber. I`m sorry to have missed 8th place, that would`ve brought us one point and, more important, the pole position on Race 2. I`m satisfied with my result though, especially considering the low starting position. I think our goal will be in discovering the reason of the lack of performance in qualifying, since having a good starting position is vital in order to break at the top".
Ho Pin Tung
"I had a very good start, and that allowed me to exit T1 in 9th. In the first half of the race I couldn`t catch the car in front of me, but at the same time I was able to build a good margin on the followers. Then, after the pit-stop, I found myself close to the top-10, and managed to clinch 11th place. I hope to climb up even more in tomorrow`s Race 2".