Jordan King won in the Red Bull Ring circuit despite the difficult weather conditions.
The driver of the Racing Engineering team has achieved his first victory in GP2 last race after a rainy race in which he was unstoppable.
The long race of the Austria GP began with Jordan King and his partner Norman Nato in the eighth and seventh position respectively. Departing from the first two reverse grid places, both cars had to follow the Safety Car from the start as it allowed them to recognize the state of the track.
Throughout the race, Jordan was rolling too fast, getting several fast laps especially at the end of the race. In the last section he gave a perfect lap without making any mistakes, which gave him the victory. While Norman found himself overtaken by other drivers during the course of the race to occupy the twelfth place. However, it took the fastest lap of the race.
“Coming into the race there was a lot to learn and work out on the first few laps as we haven’t had much running in the wet before. So the first few laps were about finding my feet and after a few laps I increased my pace and created a gap. I then managed the gap and saved my tyres which meant I had tyres left to push when needed after the Safety Car. It feels good to get my first GP2 win and the team did a great job in giving me a car that allowed me to do so” – said Jordan King after the podium.
From Badtoro, we want to congratulate the whole team and we encourage Jordan King and Norman Nato to continue with such good results!
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