GFH Team iSport – Strong race for Al Fardan, penalty thwarts van der Garde

04.04.2009: Both GFH team iSport cars finished outside the points in today’s Feature Race at the Sepang International Circuit, despite some very strong performances from both drivers. The race was won in dominant fashion by iSport’s Main Series driver

GP2 Asia Series Round 5  Malaysia Feature Race Report: Saturday 4th April 2009

 
Both GFH team iSport cars finished outside the points in today’s Feature Race at the Sepang International Circuit, despite some very strong performances from both drivers. The race was won in dominant fashion by iSport’s Main Series driver Diego Nunes in his first ever GP2 victory driving for Piquet GP.

After yesterday’s qualifying session Giedo van der Garde and Hamad Al Fardan had a tough race ahead starting from 16th and 21st in the searing Malaysian heat.

GFH team iSport driver Al Fardan got away well and drove a fantastic race, leading his first ever laps of a GP2 race. In what should have resulted in 7th and his first points, Bahraini born Al Fardan slowed in the final stages with a cracked exhaust and crossed the line in an impressive 9th place.

GFH team iSport driver Giedo van der Garde unfortunately jumped his start which resulted in a drive through penalty for the Dutchman. But van der Garde recovered well, working his way through the field to finish in 14th, signing the 3rd quickest lap of the race.

Both GFH team iSport drivers will be looking for points in tomorrow’s Sprint Race which starts at 13:30 local time.

Hamad Al Fardan – 9th
Giedo van der Garde – 14th



- Hayley Smith -

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04.04.2009 / MaP

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