Barwa Addax Team end the 2013 European stage at Monza

Barwa Addax Team end the 2013 European stage at Monza

05.09.2013: Barwa Addax Team Monza, Italy preview The last of the European events in the 2013 GP2 Series takes

Barwa Addax Team Monza, Italy preview




The last of the European events in the 2013 GP2 Series takes place this weekend at the Monza Autodrome National. Barwa Addax Team arrive at the 9th event of this season looking forward to finishing the European stage well. Both official drivers Rio Haryanto and Jake Rosenzweig have worked very hard coming up to this weekend and are hoping to get a good result at the Italian track.


Monza is one of the original circuits and has been ever present since the championship began. It is the quickest track in the motoracing calendar with the drivers at top speed 80% of the race. The circuit is a mix of long straights and heavy braking points including chicanes, such as Ascari linked to fast bends like la Parabolica.


For this event Pirelli has chosen the two hardest compounds in their range P Zero Orange hard and P Zero White medium for this demanding circuit. Pirelli have calculated that there will be a time difference between the two of  0,5 seconds per lap. Drivers and teams will have to get their strategies just right.


Jake Rosenzweig is more than motivated this time round as it will be the first time this season he gets to a circuit that he is familiar with at this level. Jake wants to show all the progress he has made this season at this event and he is convinced that his experience here last year will be a plus for him and the team.


Rio Haryanto is here with the same idea in mind. Last season was not his best race but he is well prepared and is more than capable of getting a good result. The class and talent are there and we can only hope that he has a bit of luck, that has been somewhat lacking until now.


Barwa Addax Team are looking to get to the top of the podium this time around at this legendary circuit after so many close calls in the past. The second place has been an all too familiar result in recent times. Last season, Johnny Cecotto, in 2011, Charles Pic and in 2009 Russian driver Vitaly Petrov all finished in second position at this circuit.




The timetable for Monza this weekend is the same as for the majority of the European events, local time GMT +2. Free practice: Friday 6th at 12.00 hrs. Qualifying session: 15.55 hrs. 1st race: Saturday, 15.40 hrs and 2nd race: Sunday 8th at 10.35 hrs. The first longer race will be competed for over 30 laps whilst the second shorter sprint race on Sunday will be raced over 19 laps of the 5,793 metre circuit.




- Antonio Moralejo -  also photos

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05.09.2013 / MaP

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