Circuit de Monaco
Less than one week since the last round of the 2011 GP2 Main Series in Barcelona, the Super Nova team is already busy preparing for round three, which takes place this coming weekend around the streets of Monaco.
The 18 corner, 3.340km long Monte Carlo circuit is a favorite among drivers. Its twisty and bumpy layout make for a challenging weekend ahead in terms of set-up, especially since drivers will be using the Pirelli super soft compound tyre for the first time. In fact, Monaco is the only round of the season where this particular tyre will be used.
After consistently demonstrating good pace, the team is confident that Fairuz Fauzy can qualify higher up the field this weekend and can challenge for a strong points finish in both races. The team is also hoping that this weekend will bring an end to a run of bad luck for Italian driver Luca Filippi, who unfortunately had both his races ended abruptly last weekend by other drivers.
Fairuz Fauzy - Car 16
“This is going to be my third year at Monaco in GP2. I have good memories here from World Series in 2008. Monaco is one of the most prestigious events of the calendar. We have strong pace in the car and I think if we are fully focused in every session, we can push for a high points finish.”
Luca Filippi - Car 17
“It’s great to be back in Monaco. It’s a unique place and a dream to race around here. My best result here with Super Nova in the past is fourth and I really want to improve that and get on the podium. I think with the speed shown in previous races we really deserve it.”
David Sears – Team Principal
“Monaco is always a special place to race at and we have enjoyed much success here in the past. This year will be a true test of all the teams and drivers, with a new car and a new tyre manufacturer and compound, so I think we may see some unexpected results. I am confident that both Fairuz and Luca are capable of having strong results here this weekend but, as always in Monaco, qualifying will be crucial.”
-source: super nova