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Italia: Andrea Caldarelli Vallelunga summary

Caldarelli stays in contention for title Andrea Caldarelli left the Vallelunga racetrack sure that the closing stages of 2010 will be among the toughest of his entire career. As he approached the latest round of the Italian Formula 3...

Caldarelli stays in contention for title

Andrea Caldarelli left the Vallelunga racetrack sure that the closing stages of 2010 will be among the toughest of his entire career. As he approached the latest round of the Italian Formula 3 championship aware to count on a car able to cut the gap to the lead, Andrea had to settle for a few point, though enough to stay in contention.

In Qualifying, Caldarelli clocked the 4th fastest lap of the day, just 48 hundreds of a second off 3rd place. Thanks to the best tire groove on his side of the track, he mana- ged to close in to 2nd place. At that point though, a risky manouver from another driver ended Andrea's chances for a podium finish at the Soratte corner, and hit his hopes for title.

On race 2, Andrea took a 5th place finish that reopened the fight, since most rivals ended up behind. Thanks to the two results available for dropping, 20 points are now separating Caldarelli from the lead. In the two last rounds at Mugello and Monza, there will be no room for mistakes.

Andrea Caldarelli
"My goal for Vallelunga was different than the results we scored today, after we cruised to the top of the charts in the collective test held before the race. I was sure that win- ning would have been a tough task, but we had a good chance to end up on the podium. Unfortunately, a risky move by one of my rivals has put both of us out of contention. I've been the one who lost the most, as I'm fighting for title. I'm still not out of the game, and I hope to recover some valuable points starting from the next race at Mugello. I look for- ward to have some more luck there."

-source: ac

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