Hockenheimring: Trident Racing qualifying report

Adrian Zaugg 5th Johnny Cecotto Jr. 12th The second half of the 2010 GP2 Main Series started today at the Hockenheim ring. Qualifying for the 6th round of the season was run in rainy conditions due to an heavy rainfall at the start of the ...

Adrian Zaugg 5th
Johnny Cecotto Jr. 12th

The second half of the 2010 GP2 Main Series started today at the Hockenheim ring. Qualifying for the 6th round of the season was run in rainy conditions due to an heavy rainfall at the start of the session.

Adrian Zaugg led the pack until the very closing stages, when race control threw a red flag due to several incidents. The South African made it back on-track in the final few minutes, but had to face heavy traffic, being forced to settle for 5th.

Johnny Cecotto managed to score less than his potential would have allowed, as the Venezuelan and his Trident Racing Dallara will take off from row 6. The weekend at Hockenheim will continue tomorrow with the dispute of the first race of the weekend, at 15:40, on a 29-lap distance. 21-lap Race 2 is set for Sunday at 10:35. Live coverage will be provided in Italy by Raisport.

Adrian Zaugg. "It's been a really intense qualification, but also really tricky. The car's balance was great, and when I saw my name at the top of the chart with 5 minutes to go, I knew it wasn't something casual. When race control re-opened the track in the closing stages, I knew I would have been a threat. Unfortunately, Filippi spun in front of me and I had to abort my last flyer. It's been a bit of a shame but I'm glad I've been able to fight within the leading pack. We now have to work for tomorrow's race. My goal is to cash as many points as possible."

Johnny Cecotto Jr. "We've been extremely competitive, and we definitely deserved more than 12th place. Unfortunately, before coming back to the track after the red flag interruption, I had some troubles in taking off in first gear, losing several minutes. Once restarted I was trying to warm tires up, when the second red flag flew. I came back to the pits still with cold tires, and when we finally re-started again, tires got to the right temperature only in the second and third sector, as the split times confirmed. Today we had everything to shine, and we were condemned by circumstances. But I hope to come back tomorrow."

-source: trident racing

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Johnny Cecotto , Adrian Zaugg
Teams Trident