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Monza: Series preview

The title race continues... And so it is... Series' leader Pastor Maldonado's misfortune in Spa Sprint Race means that closest rival Sergio Perez gets another chance at closing the gap between him and the so far unstoppable Rapax racer. With a...

The title race continues...

And so it is... Series' leader Pastor Maldonado's misfortune in Spa Sprint Race means that closest rival Sergio Perez gets another chance at closing the gap between him and the so far unstoppable Rapax racer. With a sixth consecutive win in a feature race, the Venezuelan has become the most successful driver in GP2 Series' history. He is now twenty-seven points ahead of Perez in the standings and a step closer to the crown.

However, the Barwa Addax ace is not one to give up: before going to Monza and what he claims to be his favourite circuit, the Mexican's spirits are high. He scored a fourth win this year in Spa-Francorchamps and with two rounds left in the 2010 season, Perez knows that he will have to finish ahead of Maldonado if he wants to keep the title fight alive until Abu Dhabi in November.

His teammate Giedo van der Garde explained to us in details the Italian track: "Monza is one of the best circuits we go to, along with Spa. It's a really, really nice track. It's very high-speed and you spend a lot of time at full throttle. at Monza, it is important to be really strong under braking and you need a good line through the chicanes. Then of course you have Parabolica, the final corner, which is special. It's a 'flow' circuit. If you brake late and are good with your timing, and are good over the kerbs and get a good exit, that's what counts, because all of the corners lead onto long, fast straights. It's a tricky track where you can find quite a lot of time in some corners. There are a few places where you can overtake, particularly in Turn 1 and the second chicane. If you're good there then you can do two very good races -- so let's hope we do!"

-source: gp2

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Series GP2
Drivers Giedo van der Garde , Pastor Maldonado , Sergio Perez
Teams Rapax