Giedo van der Garde (NED) -- P1 Diego Nunes (BRA) -- P3 Double podium joy for iSport as Van der Garde takes sprint race victory.... After a penalty in the feature race, iSport bounced back in spectacular fashion to take victory and third...
Giedo van der Garde (NED) -- P1
Diego Nunes (BRA) -- P3
Double podium joy for iSport as Van der Garde takes sprint race victory....
After a penalty in the feature race, iSport bounced back in spectacular fashion to take victory and third place in the sprint race at the Spa Francorchamps circuit.
Giedo van der Garde, starting from third, had a great start darting down the inside of pole sitter Edoardo Mortara to take the lead into the first corner. The iSport racer remained in the lead for the whole race despite a safety car period to win in convincing fashion. His team mate Diego Nunes started from ninth on the grid after several late penalties were applied by the stewards after yesterday's feature race. Bouncing back in impressive fashion, Nunes took advantage at the start and after the safety to storm through to third. Holding off intense pressure from fourth placed man Sergio Perez, Nunes joined his team mate on the podium to cap off a fantastic sprint race for iSport.
The GP2 Series move on to the penultimate round in Monza in two weeks time.
Giedo van der Garde
"I had a very good start and I'm very happy. I cruised the last five or six laps and I think it was a very good result and I'm very pleased for the team. The car was good; everything was good so I'm very happy.
"I did a really good start I gained two or three places and after that the car was really good, I was very competitive. Di Grassi crashed in front of me and then there was a safety car and after the safety car I managed to pass Mortara on the outside and at the end of the straight. Then after that I started to catch, I was slightly quicker than Rodriguez so it wasn't enough to clear the gap between us. It was good, Perez was also behind me, he was very quick so I had to hold him and catch Rodriguez so I think it was a good race".