Istanbul: Arden race two report

Strength from the depths... Telmex Arden International's Turkish weekend ended on a brighter note in this morning's GP2 Series sprint race at Istanbul Park. From 14th and 23rd on the grid, Edoardo Mortara and Sergio Perez made solid progress...

Strength from the depths...

Telmex Arden International's Turkish weekend ended on a brighter note in this morning's GP2 Series sprint race at Istanbul Park. From 14th and 23rd on the grid, Edoardo Mortara and Sergio Perez made solid progress and worked their way up the field to finish ninth and 16th respectively -- insufficient to earn either of them a point, but a positive note on which to finish a trying weekend. Arden is now focused on returning to its customary place at the front of the field when racing resumes at Silverstone on June 20/21.

Edoardo:

"I didn't make a brilliant start, but it was good enough. I didn't make up any places of the line, but passed three cars under braking for Turn One. That was the highlight of my race! After that I struggled to keep my tyres in good shape, although I enjoyed a nice little fight with Alvaro Parente on the final lap. It's always good to finish a race -- something that can't be taken for granted as a rookie in this series.

"During the next few races I need to concentrate on better qualifying performances, because overall this weekend has been yet another learning experience -- but then I've never scored any particularly good results at Istanbul Park. Maybe the circuit doesn't really suit my style. At Silverstone we need to be more competitive in general -- and I'm sure we will be."

Sergio:

"I made a good start and gained a few positions without taking any risks -- I wanted to make sure I stayed out of trouble after yesterday. The car was definitely faster this morning, but I was unable to show it because I was trapped behind Giedo van der Garde and there was no way through. I'm really looking forward to the next race, though, because I have won races at Silverstone in the past."

-credit: arden

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Giedo van der Garde , Alvaro Parente , Sergio Perez , Edoardo Mortara
Teams Arden International