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Monaco: Andreas Zuber race two report

Following race 2 Zuber takes home eight points from a strong Monaco GP2 weekend Saturday, May 23, 2009 - Andreas Zuber the young Austrian driver from Styr competing under a UAE license for team FMSI (car no. 20) had a strong first race at...

Following race 2 Zuber takes home eight points from a strong Monaco GP2 weekend

Saturday, May 23, 2009 - Andreas Zuber the young Austrian driver from Styr competing under a UAE license for team FMSI (car no. 20) had a strong first race at Monaco, having started in fourth on the second row of the grid. For race two he started from sixth on the reversed grid and finished the exciting 30 lap race in fifth place.

Andreas' best previous qualifying in Monaco was third in 2007 for iSport, and before yesterday's third place his best previous finish in Monaco, was fifth in 2006 for Trident racing. Yesterday Andreas scored his first six valuable points of the 2009 season and today in race 2, collected two more points for fifth place at the end of an action packed race.

Zuber commented, "I love racing at Monaco. I scored my first points of the GP2 season here finishing the race yesterday in third and scoring six points. Today I am proud to collect two more points for the team after a really tough 30 lap race. I had a good start. I was under pressure with Grosjean who was right on my tail and pushing hard all along. The first third of the race was not so comfortable for me. I was lapping with a strong pace and had the measure of Grosjean in the first and third sectors. It was a tough race overall because I knew we could not make any mistakes, but I was able to maintain the same strong pace as we did in race one and the team had done a great job setting up the car. On lap 16, we both missed the Apex of turn 10 and successively cut through the chicane."

"With 8 laps to go, Chandock who was leading dropped out and then the safety car was out as Ricci's car was in the rail. I was in fifth position as Maldonado had regained the lead with D'Ambrosio in second and Huelkenberg in third. After the safety car came in, it was very close again. I felt I had a small problem with braking after the tunnel. The safety car came out again when Grosjean hit the wall at turn 12 behind me and there was debris everywhere causing the race to be stopped. In the end I am really pleased for the team to have scored points in both races."

Andreas Zuber is looking forward to the next race in Turkey, " I like the track. I hope we can continue to score points with FMSI and even be on the podium. It is a much quicker track than here. It is a driver's circuit very demanding. I know that the team did a great job in Turkey last year. So we should be looking good. See you there!"

-credit: andreas-zuber.com

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Series GP2
Drivers Andreas Zuber
Teams Trident