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Monza: DAMS race one, two report

Race 1: Nicolas Lapierre: 10th Kazuki Nakajima: 13th During the feature race, Nicolas took a good start but was early penalized with a drive through in lap 7. Then, he kept pushing from start to finish and grabbed many positions to finish 10th...

Race 1:
Nicolas Lapierre: 10th
Kazuki Nakajima: 13th

During the feature race, Nicolas took a good start but was early penalized with a drive through in lap 7. Then, he kept pushing from start to finish and grabbed many positions to finish 10th when crossing the chequered flag.

Kazuki did also a good start and was running third by lap one. Then, he made a mistake in Lesmo 2 and lost many positions. Because of some debris on the track due to an accident, a rear left puncture forced him to stop and the team decided to change the four wheels for safety reasons.

Nicolas Lapierre: "due to the drive through, I dropped to the tail of the field. At that moment, I stayed concentrated on my race. The car was good and I grabbed some places. I am happy to finish at the 10th place having steered through the chaos of Monza!"

Kazuki Nakajima: "It was a disappointing race for me. I did a good start and the beginning of the race was good. It was hard to stay on the track and I lost some positions having contacts with others competitors. I finally finished at the 13th place. Tomorrow, I will do all I could to do a great race!"

Race 2:
Nicolas Lapierre: 18th
Kazuki Nakajima: 19th

The second race of the week-end was frustrating for both drivers.

Nicolas drove superbly and found his way through the field. He was running 6th when he had to stop on the track due to gearbox problems in the penultimate lap.

Starting at the end of the field, Nakajima overtook some cars but couldn't pretend to score some points. Then, the team concentrated on tuning car setup and let the driver getting more mileage of the track.

Nicolas Lapierre: "I'm very disappointing of my stop due to technical problem on the final lap, as I was in the point's standings on a great 6th position. I took a good start and passed many competitors. The car was well balanced and the behaviour of the traffic quite good. I'm somehow happy of my performance in that exciting race."

Kazuki Nakajima: "During the sprint race, I privileged to avoid mistake in the Monza's trapping track. I drove constantly and battled hard but I was too far to enter on the points."

-credit: dams

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Series GP2
Drivers Nicolas Lapierre , Kazuki Nakajima
Teams DAMS