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Monza: Addax Team race 2 report

BARWA ADDAX TEAM STILL WITH HOPES FOR TEAM TITLE IN ABU DHABI. Very little to comment on the 2nd race here in Monza with both Barwa Addax Team drivers starting from way back on the grid. Sergio Perez could only finish thirteenth and Giedo van...

BARWA ADDAX TEAM STILL WITH HOPES FOR TEAM TITLE IN ABU DHABI.

Very little to comment on the 2nd race here in Monza with both Barwa Addax Team drivers starting from way back on the grid. Sergio Perez could only finish thirteenth and Giedo van der Garde was forced to retire.

Sergio Perez was left with the impossible mission of picking up all the points available, to still have a mathematical possibility of winning the title. Starting from sixteenth was always going to make it an uphill task. He began the race without too many incidents at the start and when he had climbed to thirteenth, he lost control at the parabolic and came off into the gravel. By the time he got back on track he was right at the back of the peloton with the tyres full of dirt. However hard he tried, he just could not get back into the race despite one or two good overtakes, which gave him his final thirteenth position. Very little reward for so much effort.

Giedo van der Garde was taken out once more by another rival. Starting from last but one on the grid, he made a good start and by the end of the first lap he had moved up to 20th position. He started picking off his rivals one by one and had climbed up to 14th position. This time it was Gonzalez who hit the Dutch driver in such a way on the fourth corner, that he received damage to the car which forced the Barwa Addax Team driver to retire a couple of laps later. Once again Giedo was deprived of defending his overall position in the classification and he goes away from Monza empty handed.

Despite a very unfortunate weekend Barwa Addax Team still have their hopes intact of winning the team championship, with one race remaining. There are three teams fighting it out and anything can happen as the title is up for grabs. The worst position the team can finish overall is third, so the podium place is guaranteed.

Sergio Perez is second overall in the drivers championship. Maldonado has already sealed the title and now Sergio has to defend an eight point advantage in Abu Dhabi to ensure his runners up position. Team mate Giedo van der Garde lies sixth in the overall rankings but still has a mathematical possibility of finishing third in the general classification.

The scene is set for the last event of GP2 Series this 2010 season, which will take place at the Yas Marina circuit, Abu Dhabi as part of the Formula 1 weekend from the 12th-14th November.

-source: addax

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Series GP2
Drivers Giedo van der Garde , Sergio Perez