Fastest lap but no points for Sergio Canamasas in GP2 Sprint

Team Lazarus driver Canamasas moved up to tenth place after just a few corners but Norman Nato, who was given a post-race team penalty after the race, collided with Canamasas and it caused him to spin out damaging front wing. After pitting, Canamasas rejoined the track and set race two fastest lap.

 Sergio Canamasas could not score points on his debut this season with Team Lazarus at Silverstone but the Spaniard and his new outfit ended the weekend extremely satisfied with the work performed during the past few days.

 After Saturday´s feature race, Canamasas started 15th on the grid and after just a few corners he moved up to tenth place. But at turn 16, still on the opening lap, Norman Nato collided with the Barcelona-born driver. Canamasas spun, dropping to last place, and the accident also damaged his Dallara GP2/11 front wing. Through it all, Canamasas was able to get back into a rhythm and catch the group in front of him before pitting to repair damage. When he rejoined the track, Canamasas managed to clock Sunday´s fastest lap time, 1:42.041, which was seven tenths quicker than Sergey Sirotkin´s time on Saturday.

“I made a very good start, passing five cars after a few corners. Our car was rather competitive and clearly Sunday was when our goals should have been more ambitious, because our race pace was awesome. But Nato has crashed into me and I dropped to last place and, besides it resulted in damage to the front wing. Anyway, I managed to lap quicker than the drivers in front of me”, Canamasas comments. After pitting, “the car felt good again and our fastest lap proves it. Although I couldn´t fight for points or even a podium finish wasn´t out of reach. But the potential is good. In qualifying I was 5th on my first set of tires but we couldn´t equal that pace on the second. It could have changed everything this weekend. But all my team is satisfied with my work. I hope it will help to continue working with Team Lazarus at Hungaroring later this month”, the Spaniard summarized.