Nurburgring: DAMS team race one report

Nurburgring Race 1 - Mechanical failure stops Perera in first lap, Monfardini retired close to the finish From the front row Franck Perera lost all chances to make a good result today after his car stopped on corner 2 due ...

Nurburgring Race 1 - Mechanical failure stops Perera in first lap, Monfardini retired close to the finish

From the front row Franck Perera lost all chances to make a good result today after his car stopped on corner 2 due to an engine failure. Ferdinando Monfardini retired as well, 6 laps from the end after he lost control of his car due to technical problems.

Franck Perera : "This is really a shame but there was nothing to do. I lost a few positions on the start but I managed to pass 2 cars in corner 1. In the exit of the corner my engine broke down, it was over. Tomorrow I will start from the back so it will be a difficult race, any way I am confident for the rest of the season, we have the pace and bad luck has to go away one day or another."

Ferdinando Monfardini : "After my start which was quite good all the benefit was lost just a few laps after when I was pushed out by Hernandez, I spun and lost many positions. We decided then to stop for the tires change. Unfortunately it looks like I was over the speed limit in the pit lane, I had a drive through and there was no more chance to get a result. My pace was good, especially in the second half of the race I was catching the guys in front of me but I started to have some technical problems which put me out of the track close to the end of the race."

Race 2 : Sunday 7th May 10.00

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Ferdinando Monfardini , Franck Perera
Teams DAMS