Another podium for Lucas Di Grassi at the Hungaroring Lucas Di Grassi completed a great weekend for the Fat Burner Racing Engineering team at the Hungaroring, where after Saturday's second place, today he made it to the podium once again.
Another podium for Lucas Di Grassi at the Hungaroring
Lucas Di Grassi completed a great weekend for the Fat Burner Racing Engineering team at the Hungaroring, where after Saturday's second place, today he made it to the podium once again. Spanish Dani Clos was 11th.
The GP2 sprint race in Hungary started under cooler conditions than the two previous days. With the thermometers reaching 23C, both Fat Burner Racing Engineering drivers took their places on the grid hoping to continue with the great pace of the feature race and aiming for points.
Lucas started from seventh and kept his place without problems. By the end of lap 1 he was already 4th after an accident in front of him between Rigon and Maldonado. The Fat Burner Racing Engineering driver had Villa in his sight during most of the race, and whilst trying to improve his position, he had to fend off Grosjean. His chance to improve came on lap 19, when the safety car made an entry, Villa made a mistake at turn 12 that Lucas took advantage off to overtake him. During the rest of the race, the Brazilian tried to catch up with the leading men, Van der Garde and Filippi, while holding Grosjean behing him. In the end he finished third, scoring another handful of very valuable points towards the championship title.
Dani's initial and final place did not vary, as he crossed the line in 11th place. Nevertheless, the Spanish rookie had a very good start and fought well with Hulkenberg during the first part of the race. He made it up to 7th, but on lap 10, he made a little mistake that cost him four positions, hence he went back to his initial place. From then on, the Fat Burner Racing Engineering driver had a good battle with Petrov to keep his position and finish 11th.
Lucas Di Grassi: We had a good start and a good race. The team did a very good job. This was our best weekend so far and we made it to the podium in both races. We scored 14 points this weekend, which brought us closer to the leaders. It's still a long way to go and I am confident we are improving every weekend.
Dani Clos: Today we really had a very good start. I was able to find a good gap. I quickly overtook Hulkenberg and pushed to close in on Parente. In lap ten I went towards the outside of corner 11, the dirty part of the track. I spun and when I came back onto the track again, I was running in 11th. Petrov was pushing from behind then, but I was able to control him and finished the race in 11th position.
Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon, Team President: Fantastic results. Another podium from Lucas. Pole and two podiums and most points of any driver this weekend is an amazing achievement by both the driver and the team. Once again Dani aas close to getting points. He is getting there. We should see it soon. Well done to everyone in the team. Fantastic job. These results give us great momentum for the second half of the season.