Nürburgring, also called The Ring, and also called The Green Hell, was filled with crashes and accidents.
The practice started with an accident the first lap in the first corner with a huge flatspot on my front tire, which lead to bad laptimes for the practice. Nürnburgring is a circuit with lots of small downhills that makes it easy to make flatspots. The car wasn’t optimal either. In the qualification, the grip on the track was dramatically changed, and my car got too much understeering. It was then impossible to take a good time in the qualification.
It is three years since I last drove here, so it is difficult to get used to a circuit in only 30 minutes of practice. Nürburgring is also one of the most complex race circuits in the GP2 series.
All this lead to that I got to feel the green hell all over me, and the whole raceweekend became an impossible challenge.
The qualification gave startgrip position P23 to race 1. I got an excellent start, I passed a lot of cars, but in a fight with Gonzales I ended up colliding into Mirocha which ended in the wall.
I had to start from P25 in race 2, and I gained nine places, and finished the race in P16. We chose to drive the whole race on rain tires, because the weather report informed that rain was going to come every minute. Apparently it never came rain, so I would probably have gained more places by changing tires to slicks earlier.
Now, I am in Le Mans preparing for Budapest. Budapest is a beautiful city with a beautiful race circuit. This circuit is a difficult, physical challenging and a very fun circuit. I have won on this circuit before, but I have also had bad weekends here too. This is a circuit where results can change a lot by small things. I’m now trying to forget about Nürburgring, and are concentrating my strength and mind on Budapest. This circuit is awesome, and I hope we can make the best out of it. I hope all my fans who will visit this race
have a great experience of this race weekend;)
Saturday race on Hungaroring is shown directly on Viasat Motor 15.35 o’ clock.
Sunday race on Hungaroring is shown directly on Viasat motor 10.25 o’ clock.
GP2 races is shown all over the world on channels such as:
Eurosport (France and England), TV2 (Denmark), Speed (USA), MTV3 (Finland), Sky (Germany), Rai (Italy), La Sexta (Spain) og ESPN (Asia)