ROMAIN GROSJEAN REGAINS CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD AND VITALY PETROV DROPS TO SECOND OVERALL BARWA ADDAX TEAM CONTINUE DOMINATING TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP After today's first GP2 race, which took place today at the British circuit of Silverstone, Romain...
ROMAIN GROSJEAN REGAINS CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD AND VITALY PETROV DROPS TO SECOND OVERALL
BARWA ADDAX TEAM CONTINUE DOMINATING TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
After today's first GP2 race, which took place today at the British circuit of Silverstone, Romain Grosjean has regained his overall lead in the championship at the expense of his team-mate Vitaly Petrov, who consequently drops back to second. Barwa Addax Team continue leading the team championship after their drivers finished 5th and 15th respectively.
Romain Grosjean made a good start, which meant that he held on to his first position, but he was unable get a good race rhythm and after coming off at the first corner, he fell back to third. It was clear that he wasn't feeling comfortable with the track and after his rather late pit stop he came back out in 5th , a position he was able to hold on to despite the pressure of various rivals in the closing stages. Tomorrow he will start on the second row with clear options.
Vitaly Petrov made an excellent start, climbing three places, but after being hit by a rival he came off the track and when he came back on, he received a an enormous shunt which made him spin 360 degrees and left the front part of the car badly damaged and prevented him from fighting it out on equal terms. Despite this and with the car unbalanced, he managed to climb up to second place. When he went in for his compulsory pit stop his team had to change the four tyres and he got back on track in a lowly 19th position. He managed to climb four more places and finished fifteenth.
Barwa Addax Team continue dominating the overall team championship and are now on a commanding 70 points, with the closest rival on 43 points and the third placed team on 24 points. In the drivers championship both drivers of the Spanish team are at the top of the overall rankings, with Romain Grosjean leading the field on 37 points, followed by his taem-mate Vitaly Petrov on 33 points. Grosjean is 13 points clear of the third placed driver.
The shorter second race will take place tomorrow morning at 9.30hrs local time over a distance of 122.279 kilometres, which means 24 laps of the Silverstone circuit.