Abu Dhabi: Trident Racing qualifying report

Adrian Zaugg, 7th Federico Leo, 22nd The GP2 Main Series was back on-track today after a 2-month break for the 2010 season finale, hosted at the Abu Dhabi circuit. Trident Racing landed in the Emirates fielding two cars for South African Adrian...

Adrian Zaugg, 7th
Federico Leo, 22nd

The GP2 Main Series was back on-track today after a 2-month break for the 2010 season finale, hosted at the Abu Dhabi circuit. Trident Racing landed in the Emirates fielding two cars for South African Adrian Zaugg and Italian rookie Federico Leo. The 22-year-old youngster is facing a tough challenge, as he's new to both the car and the track, and had the chance to run just the regular 30-minute practice session on the team's Dallara. Leo did not make mistakes, as he progressively improved his laptimes before scoring the 22nd fastest lap of the field. Zaugg ended up close to the top-10 at first, as he captured 11th place, but was then promoted to 7th after 6 drivers were penalized for exiting the pit-lane with red lights. The Abu Dhabi weekend is set to continue tomorrow, with the dispute of Race 1 at 11:00 AM Local Time. The 2010 finale is set for 13:30. The RAI network will cover Race 1 in Italy, while Race 2 will be televised live by National channel RAI 2.

Adrian Zaugg. "A top-10 spot was definitely in our frame today, despite we haven't found a perfect balance in the third and last sector of the track. I hope for a safe race tomorrow. I'm looking forward to score some valuable points and get a good starting spot on Race 2's grid".

Federico Leo. "It's been a busy day. I've been knowing the team, but everything else was just completely new to me. The car, the racetrack, the tires, everything. I didn't make mistakes, and I tried to improve lap-by-lap while I was looking for some landmarks to count on. I was really impressed by the braking of these cars, and by the necessity to have a deep knowledge of how the tires work. I also believe that the ability to detect when it's the right moment to put a flying lap in can be key. That takes time though. I hope to run a flawless maiden race in GP2, and I'm sure I'll be constantly lowering my laptimes".

-source: trident racing

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Adrian Zaugg , Federico Leo
Teams Trident