The Barcelona-born driver, racing under the Trident Motorsport banner, looks to redeem himself at the Yas Marina Circuit as he was forced to retire while running in second place in Sochi, during the penultimate GP2 Series meeting at the Russian track, due to alternator problems. Canamasas already knows the Arab layout and had a podium finish in race two.
Sergio Canamasas finishes his 2014 season and his aim is to achieve two good results in Abu Dhabi, where the GP2 Series, the main Formula 1 feeder championship, came to an end for the second consecutive year. The only Spanish racer in the series already placed on the rostrum earlier this season, in the Monegasque streets. In Monaco, always the most demanding venue throughout the season, Canamasas claimed second on Sunday. Last October, the driver born in Barcelona was running in second place when his car was hit mechanical trouble, with car alternator issues, with the finish line in sight and putting the race leader under pressure.
“A month and a half has passed since our last race, and it is always a long time for any driver. To tackle this problem I have driven my go-kart and I also have worked out at the gym. Of course I have carried out simulator training in order to know every each of the Yas Marina Circuit. I´ve always stayed active to approach the season finale properly”, Canamasas explains. About his objectives, the Spaniard adds that “I feel good about it on the whole. Of course I will try to do my best! My retirement when I was second right behind Sorensen in Russia was a bitter experience for sure. But my goal is to step onto the rostrum, even when I know how difficult this target is. I don´t want to put pressure on myself. I want to finish my season completely satisfied with my results, that´s the main objective”.
GP2 has scheduled its qualifying session at 7PM (race time) on Friday. Then on Saturday Feature race will start at 18.40 and Sprint race takes place at 14.20, both local times.