F1 driv­ers learnt lessons from GP2

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Euro­pean GP win­ner Nico Ros­berg says the For­mula 1 driv­ers learned from the crazy GP2 races at Baku.

The F1 con­test was tame in com­par­i­son, with none of the safety cars that fea­tured promi­nently in the sup­port cat­e­gory’s races.

“We learned a lot from GP2,” said Ros­berg. “We were watch­ing and that was mayhem so I think we picked up a few things there as well.”

Fer­nando Alonso added: “The show to­day was maybe a lit­tle bit less than ex­pected, be­cause we saw the GP2 race and got a bit ex­cited, and F1 had a bit less ac­tion. It’s the way it is – some races will be more fun, some less. Maybe it will be dif­fer­ent in 2017.”

Ant Whor­ton-eales has been re­in­stated as the win­ner of the sec­ond Re­nault UK Clio Cup race at Don­ing­ton Park after win­ning an ap­peal against a tech­ni­cal ex­clu­sion.

The Jam Sport driver was stripped of the vic­tory in April after the el­i­gi­bil­ity of his car was ques­tioned by a ri­val team. An il­le­gal­ity with the brake light wire was dis­puted but in the end the MSA Na­tional Court ruled in favour of Whor­ton-eales and he got the win and the 32 points it car­ries back.

“That was mas­sive,” said Whor­ton-eales about be­ing re­in­stated. “We were pretty sure we were go­ing to get it back but it’s nice to have it recog­nised by the court that we did noth­ing wrong. We know where we stand

Mat­sushita had trou­ble at restarts Lots of crashes at Baku

Whor­ton-eales is top of points Whor­ton-eales got his vic­tory back

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