Istanbul: Ocean Racing Tech race two report

Ocean Racing Technology confirm they're among the fastest Parente and Chandhok shine in Istanbul's second race Alvaro Parente and Karun Chandhok once again showed that Ocean Racing Technology is one of the fastest teams in the GP2 Main Series ...

Ocean Racing Technology confirm they're among the fastest Parente and Chandhok shine in Istanbul's second race

Alvaro Parente and Karun Chandhok once again showed that Ocean Racing Technology is one of the fastest teams in the GP2 Main Series during race two at Istanbul park in turkey on Sunday, but alas, their positions on the starting grid were too far down the field to enable them to secure any points. Parente crossed the finish line in 10th place after starting the race down in 20th and during his fight through the field, the Portuguese driver won the fight against a strong opponent, one of the leaders of the championship, Romain Grosjean. "I did all I could but I knew it was always going to be very difficult to score any points. The car was very efficient, especially in the fast corners. To have a fast car at this stage of the championship shows that we are on the right track, now I have to work hard to be sure everything goes well in the first race because the entire weekend depends on it. I think we'll have a good result in Silverstone" he assured.

Meanwhile, teammate Karun Chandhok was forced to start from pitlane after being betrayed by his engine and stalling on the grid prior to the installation lap. The Indian driver fought hard throughout the race and eventually climbed up into 14th place, a result which tends to show that without his mechanical problem, Karun would have been able to fight for points for the second consecutive race.

"My car had the same mechanical problem as the day before and the team was powerless to do anything about it. With two races compromised by two bad starts it was impossible to secure a good result. We've been very fast, in particular during the first race where we clocked the fastest lap. I should have been on the podium and the final result is all the more frustrating! But I'm already thinking of the next race..." assured Karun.

In Istanbul, Ocean Racing Technology was one of the main contenders of the GP2 Main Series races and the next round of the championship will begin in less than two weeks, in the United Kingdom where the Silverstone circuit will be the theatre of the 4th meeting of the year, from June 19 to 21.

-credit: ort

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Karun Chandhok , Alvaro Parente , Romain Grosjean