A very strategic race rewards Haryanto and Campos Racing with second place, his personal best in the series, on his debut with the team. Pic retired after three laps, when running third, as he was hit by another car.
Great start for Campos Racing in the GP2 Series as the team has claimed its first podium this year in the championship by finishing second on the rostrum with Indonesia´s Rio Haryanto. His teammate Arthur Pic was always performing pretty well but the Frenchman got his race ruined by a multiple car pile-up.
4th on the starting grid, Pic had to avoid Nobuharu Matsushita at the start, as the Japanese driver almost stalled his car. As a result Pic dropped to fifth. On lap 3, Pic made a brilliant overtaking maneuver, passing for third both Norman Nato and Raffaele Marciello at the same corner. But Nato missed his breaking point and hit Pic, with Marciello and Pierre Gasly also involved. The safety car was deployed and Haryanto remained out when other drivers headed into the pit-lane for their mandatory pit stops. The Indonesian was running 2nd behind Stoffel Vandoorne by then.
Haryanto, on medium compound tires, was in Vandoorne´s slipstream for almost each lap, taking the lead on lap 22. When Haryanto has pitted, the racer of Campos Racing lost several places but, with flawless driving, has fought back to overtake Alexander Rossi and Jordan King on the last two laps. For Haryanto this is his best result, improving his third in Monaco last year.
Tomorrow Sprint race starts at 13.15.