Magny-Cours: Ho-Pin Tung weekend summary

Disappointment in France after successes in Monaco HO-PIN TUNG IN HEAVY GP2-WEEKEND EMPTY HANDED Continuing triumphs that is what every sportsman wants. In his first outing after his successful races in Monaco, where he claimed the second step...

Disappointment in France after successes in Monaco

HO-PIN TUNG IN HEAVY GP2-WEEKEND EMPTY HANDED

Continuing triumphs that is what every sportsman wants. In his first outing after his successful races in Monaco, where he claimed the second step of the rostrum, Ho-Pin Tung was unfortunate in Magny Cours, France. In this weekends' first GP2-race he had to give up in the early stages, because a touche bended one of the steering brackets. In Race 2, on Sunday, Ho-Pins' tyres did not work quite well and the set up of the car giving him too little grip on a half wet and drying track. A ' DNF' and a 14th position on the finish line are not results Ho-Pin Tung is satisfied with. ' Another missed opportunity,' says Ho-Pin bitter, evaluating his performance of this weekend.

Looking back says Ho-Pin: 'Qualification went rather well. There were a spin and a drivers' error and there were too many yellow and red flags at the wrong moments for me. P17 was the result of the qualification, and I am sure that a top 10 qualifying would have been possible.' About Saturdays' race he says: 'I had a very good start, overtaking several colleagues, but was already in the first corner in a heavy fight attempting to claim back lost positions. In a typical race incident there was a touche, bending one of my steering brackets. I wanted to continue, but at the pit stop the team decided that is was not safe. In the second race, on Sunday, Ho-Pin Tung started from 25th position on the grid and finished 14th. ' Slicks were the right choice, on the wet but drying track, but I did not get my tyres 'working' and my set up could be better. Local low temperatures could be the reason, but anyhow by lack of grip I was not able to fight for positions. Another missed opportunity, also for my team'. Ho-Pin Tung looks forward to his next race at Silverstone. 'At Silverstone I am always quick, the track is very fast and demanding, I like that.'

-credit: hopintung.com

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Ho-Pin Tung