Hungaroring: P1 Motorsport race two report

P1 MOTORSPORT REMAIN IN LEAD OF CHAMPIONSHIP P1 Motorsport suffered a frustrating second race from the Hungaroring, after both drivers spun off the circuit and out of the race. Championship leader Giedo Van der Garde retired...

P1 MOTORSPORT REMAIN IN LEAD OF CHAMPIONSHIP

P1 Motorsport suffered a frustrating second race from the Hungaroring, after both drivers spun off the circuit and out of the race. Championship leader Giedo Van der Garde retired from fourth with just two laps to go, while team mate Mann tangled with Frenchman Guillaume Moreau (KTR) at the first corner, and both were forced to retire from the race.

"This was just a standard first lap incident - unfortunately there were just too many cars, not enough track, and something was going to have to give," said a pragmatic Mann. "I got a great launch off the line and made up so much ground that I was forced to go around the outside to maintain my track position. I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time."

Van der Garde meanwhile made a good start off the line and passed Robert Wickens (Carlin Motorsport) for fourth position. Coming into the pits on lap five, the P1 Motorsport team made quick stop and sent the Dutchman back out still ahead of Wickens, with Van der Garde able to hold his position comfortably as the rest of the field gradually pitted.

With two laps remaining, P1 Motorsport were looking to just miss out on a podium but take home some valuable championship points for fourth place, when the No.21 car spun off the circuit and their race was suddenly over.

However P1 Motorsport leave Hungary still firmly in the lead of both the team and drivers championships. The World Series by Renault takes a break for the summer now, but will return at the end of August with back-to-back race weekends at Nurburgring and Le Mans.

-credit: p1m

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Guillaume Moreau
Teams Carlin