Bucharest: Christian Montanari weekend summary

Christian Montanari stopped by an accident on Bucharest Ring In Bucharest the driver stops at 21o. lap of the second race Early stop for Christian Montanari on Bucharest Ring, sixth race of the Fia GT World Championship. On the hard city...

Christian Montanari stopped by an accident on Bucharest Ring In Bucharest the driver stops at 21o. lap of the second race

Early stop for Christian Montanari on Bucharest Ring, sixth race of the Fia GT World Championship. On the hard city circuit in the Romanian capital city, with a temperature of 35o. - that means 52o. on the pavement -- the F430 Ferrari of AF Corse Team was forced to withdraw for a damged caused by the accident with 911 Porche GT3 driven by Felbermayr senior.Christian Montanari was driving his stint on F430 Ferrari no. 51, at that time he was on fifth position. Thaking advantage of an hesitation of Malucelli on F430 GT2 no. 77, Montanari passed him on the first corner, but he suddendly found the 911 Porche GT3 in front of him. Altough they weren't driving too speedy in that point of the circuit, the two cars collided and turned in the way of escape.Montanari started again, but after a few laps he has been forced to stop because of the damage at the front -- left shock absorber.

Christian Montanari:

"Bucharest Ring doesn't permit a lot of overtaking, so you have to take advantage of any possibile chance. Our car was going faster than Malucelli's, wo had an hesitation in leaving the last corner before the back straight and I took advantage of that for passing him on the first corner. I was braking, in second gear, but as soon as I passed Malucelli I found the lapped Porche in front of me, that was closing the corner following his trajectory: the collision was unavoidable. I don't think it is anybody's fault: he was passingt the car on the right side and he surely didn't immagine I was doing the same on the left side. i didn't see him 'cause Malucelli's car hid the Porche. I'm upset about it, but that appens in races. I'm sorry for the team and I want to thank them becase they made a very good job. Now we will concentrate on next race in Bro, Czech Republic, in September."

-credit: cm

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Christian Montanari
Teams AF Corse