Hungaroring: Arden race 1 report

PIC 11th AMID THE CHAOS Two aborted starts, two Safety Car interventions, one red-flag stoppage... Today's first GP2 Series race at the Hungaroring was as chaotic as any this season and brought little reward for Arden International. Frenchman...

PIC 11th AMID THE CHAOS

Two aborted starts, two Safety Car interventions, one red-flag stoppage... Today's first GP2 Series race at the Hungaroring was as chaotic as any this season and brought little reward for Arden International. Frenchman Charles Pic was unable to make much progress from his midfield start and finished a distant 11th.

Team-mate Rodolfo Gonzalez retired from the event within moments of the start. Frenchman Jules Bianchi (ART) spun at Turn One on the first lap -- and Gonzalez became ensnared in the ensuing accident.

Charles:

"That was a difficult race. There were opportunities to make up ground at the start, with so many drivers having problems, but I didn't get off the line particularly well. We had a good tyre stop, though, which moved me in front of Dani Clos. After that there wasn't much more I could do: I was quicker than Luiz Razia and Alberto Valerio, but it's difficult to overtake here and I couldn't pass either of them. The heat took its toll and our tyres began to go off towards the end, but I carried on pushing as hard as I could. We will run through all the data tonight and hopefully we'll have a better car tomorrow."

Rodolfo:

"Yet again I made a really good start, but the accident left me nowhere to go, unfortunately. That was a real shame, but I'm looking forward to a strong race tomorrow."

-source: arden

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Rodolfo Gonzalez , Alberto Valerio , Luiz Razia , Dani Clos , Charles Pic , Jules Bianchi