Indonesian driver tops second day of post season testing in Abu Dhabi
Trident Racing press release
Leimer returns to the team after contesting the 2012 season with the team. Leal is new to Racing Engineering but experienced in the GP2 series. The two were teammates during the 2011 season.
Five drivers lined-up aboard the team’s cars and for two of them it was the maiden experience with the GP2 Dallara-Mecachrome racers.
Although both cars will be repaired for tomorrow’s Sprint Race, Fabio Leimer and Julián Leal will have to start towards the rear of the grid...
Tomorrow’s 34 lap Feature Race will see Fabio Leimer in a good position to fight for a podium position and increase his points score in the 2013 GP2 Series.
Racing Engineering: Fabio Leimer gave it his best shot for the pole but will start on the front row.
Fabio Leimer keeps his lead in the 2013 GP2 Series Championship by seven points following another strong race and the Championship is now, realistically, between Fabio and Bird.
Racing Engineering car made contact with the nose of the Caterham car of Rossi causing damage to the sidepod and the turning vane.
Julian Leal: "Racing Engineering is a very good team and I hope that together we can do a very good job."
Teammate Julián Leal will start from the 9th row of the grid.
All the cars were running the P Zero Yellow soft compound Pirelli tyres.
The Racing Engineering team can celebrate a very well deserved Championship victory but there is still one more race to go in the 2013 season due tomorrow.
With less than 10 minutes of the session remaining both Fabio and his main title rival, Sam Bird, were sitting in the pits preparing themselves for a final fast lap.
The Feature Race of the GP2 Series weekend was much warmer than Friday at the Nürburgring.