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The first Round, The first Race, The first Podium!

10.03.2012 Great start on my first race this year! After a problematic start on the weekend here in Monza with different problems on the first two practice rounds on Friday, we managed to fix the problems and set a P4 on the qualifying. On the race today I started on the grid in P4 and advanced quickly to P2, but got passed by Campana shortly after. After me, Campana and Quaife-Hobbs where fighting closely on the top most of the race. I decided to make an earlier pitstop than Campana and Quaife-Hobbs, to try to make a better strategic pitstop choice. But we did a small mistake in the pits that delayed me a couple of seconds. I finished in P3, with Adrian Quaiffe-Hobbs in P1. After the race, Campana and his teammate were penalized because their team changed just the front tires in the pit stop, when the rules are that we have to change our rear tires. This resulted to a P2 for me in the first race of 2012! A podium on my first race of the season, is a great start on the season! And a great result on my first race in an Auto GP car! Many thanks to a great job from my team Virtuosi UK! I am very happy, and are looking forward to tomorrows race. Drivers Championship standings 1. Quaife-Hobbs, 26 points 2. Varhaug, 18 points 3. De Jong, 15 points 4. Regalia, 12 points 5. Van der Drift, 10 points 6. Ricci, 8 points 7. Snegirev, 6 points 8. Spavone, 4 points 9. Serenelli, 2 points 10. Campana and Sirotkin with 1 point Race 2 can be seen live on Eurosport tomorrow at 11.30. Referance: http://autogp.org/en/news.php?id=0614
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