GP2: Conway’s thoughts on Istanbul

By LJ Hutchins

CalendarThursday, May 22nd, 2008

 
 

Mike Conway, GP2 driver and alumnus of the 2MB management company, has his own column on the ITV motorsport website.

The latest update gives his thoughts on the Istanbul event including his satisfaction in getting some points on the board, a first-hand insight into dodging stray dogs while driving racing cars and a forward look to Monaco as well as plenty of detail about the race.

Definitely worth a look. Here’s an excerpt:

Mike Conway’s Istanbul column 21/05/08

Although I was one of several drivers to pick up a grid penalty for passing yellow flags in qualifying, I was going to start down in 15th place anyway.

We used the harder tyres again in Turkey and I don’t think we are quite on top of that compound yet.

Thankfully, though, as the weekend went on, we slowly developed the car and got more out of the tyres.

In Saturday’s feature race I recovered from a mistake at the start to work my way up to ninth at the flag.

One place more of course would have got me a point and pole position for race two, so in many ways it’s the worst place you can finish — but you have to take the positives and our pace was good.

It was even better of course on Sunday, although we made only small changes to the car’s set-up overnight.

What helped this time was a much better getaway off the line.

Read the whole thing here >>

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