Turkey GP – driver rankings
May 31, 2010 6 Comments
Eventful Saturday and boring Sunday at the Turkish GP2 race this past weekend.
Saturday’s race finally saw the Pastor Maldonado many of us were expecting, with a dominant win over several drivers who had to seriously fight for their top 8 position. Davide Valsecchi had a tough fight with Perez and Bird, with the Mexican pulling off a good show that was marred by his low-fuel exclusion after the race. Giedo van der Garde put in a strong weekend for Addax, while Razia is making the best of a very regular and strong season. Michael Herck kept DPR up in the points, a common sight these days, while Vietoris was finally able to show his talent in his rookie GP2 season. Dani Clos was eventually 8th after Perez was DQ, a very lucky turn of events after a very tentative race in the top 10. His Sunday win is a great feat for this 2nd year driver, but he was again very fortunate to see a combative Vietoris pull out with engine problems.
The Sunday race saw Razia once again on the podium, while it not clear why Maldonado was not able to charge through the field. His Rapax seems to be very quick when on its own, as in preseason testing, but has serious difficulties when in traffic.
Major disappointment for the weekend was Jules Bianchi, the ART title favorite having trouble to get up in the points regularly and in matching fast teammate Sam Bird, who is now tied with Bianchi in the points. Also disappointing was Marcus Ericsson, once again out of the points with a very nervous couple of races. Super Nova continues to be the only pointless team this season.
Now, a long break until the Valencia race….