GOOD SECOND RACE FOR SCUDERIA COLONI IN GERMANY After a very good recovery in Race 1, Scuderia Coloni ended the Hockenheim GP2 weekend with a good second race. Alberto Valerio and Vladimir Arabadzhiev crossed the line respectively in 12th and ...
GOOD SECOND RACE FOR SCUDERIA COLONI IN GERMANY
After a very good recovery in Race 1, Scuderia Coloni ended the Hockenheim GP2 weekend with a good second race. Alberto Valerio and Vladimir Arabadzhiev crossed the line respectively in 12th and 15th place, after an hard-fought race in the middle of the field.
The Brazilian driver was perfect off the line, but his race became difficult when he was pushed by a rival at the first corner. Valerio had to go wide and release the throttle, and doing this he lost 5 positions.
16th at the end of lap 1 he immediately started pushing, passing Vietoris on the second lap. His performance improved lap by lap and at half race Alberto was among the quickest drivers on track. This allowed him to close the gap from Ricci: he sticked to the Italian's exhaust but didn't manage to pass and had to settle for 12th position.
Also Vladimir Arabadzhiev's race got complicated immediately on the first lap because of a far from perfect start by the Bulgarian driver. On the end of first lap Vladimir was in P23, but he kept cold blood and started recovering. He passed three cars in two laps, and then started chasing Ho-Pin Tung, passed on lap 7. Thanks to a neat driving and to some mistakes from his opponents he then climbed back to 15th place, the same one he had on the grid.
Paolo Coloni: "Looking at the weekend as a whole I think we have more than one reason to be happy both for our cars and for the drivers. The performances of our cars were really good especially in Race 1, and our drivers were among the quickest of the field in some parts of the races. Obviously, when you're starting behind things get more difficult, but here in Hockenheim qualifying was very strange and luck had a big part in the results you could get. Speaking about the drivers, we are really happy of both: in Race 1 they did the best possible given the starting positions and in the second race their reaction after a bad start was really good. I'd like to highlight Vladimir's steady growth. In the second race he posted his fastest time on the last lap, showing again that he gets better and better every minute he passes in the car. We are very happy about his improving trend".