Silverstone: Coloni Motorsport race one report

The Coloni Motorsport driver Gimmi Bruni will start from the first row on the grid in tomorrow morning Race 2 at Silverstone circuit. The Italian talented driver jumped well at the start but at first corner, the Copse, he has been damaged by...

The Coloni Motorsport driver Gimmi Bruni will start from the first row on the grid in tomorrow morning Race 2 at Silverstone circuit. The Italian talented driver jumped well at the start but at first corner, the Copse, he has been damaged by another driver and lost two positions, passing twelfth at first lap. The team's strategy called Gimmi for an early pit stop on 2nd lap for changing all the tyres and trying to set fast laps without traffic problems. The team's strategy paid a lot and the 24-years old was able to breakthrough many positions and to score some very fast lap. In fact, Gimmi came out of the pit in nineteenth place and thanks to an aggressive race took the chequered flag seventh, scoring two points in the standing. Mathias Lauda started in the last row on the grid and has been pushing hard all over the race. As for Bruni, Coloni Motorsport decided for Lauda an early pit stop during the 3rd lap. Unfortunately, Mathias spun out at Stowe during 27th lap and so Lauda called by radio the box asking for change all the tyres. The son of legendary Niki Lauda came back on the track in last position and set some fast laps, finishing 20th.

Gimmi Bruni: "It was a very difficult race for me: the car was not performing well due to a balancing problem. We need to find a better set-up because the tyres performance went down quickly after few laps. Our today strategy paid and permitted me to finish 7th and to start in the front in Race 2. In my pit stop we probably lost 2/3 seconds and maybe without this little problem I would be fifth or sixth under the chequered flag. Anyway, I am confident for Race 2: I will do my best to take the win."

Mathias Lauda: "I had my first pit stop very early in the race. After changing the tyres it was difficult to drive the car because of over steer in the fast corner, especially Becketts and Stowe. Anyway, I have been pushing hard lap by lap but I spun out and I decided to pit and change all the tyres. With new tyres I immediately improved my times and I was lapping close to my team mate's fastest times. I am looking forward for Race 2. "

The Race 2 will start tomorrow morning at 09:00 (local time) and will be transmitted live in Italy by RAI 2 and Eurosport 2.

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Mathias Lauda