Difficult weekend for Pertamina Campos Racing at Hockenheim

New Zealand´s Evans takes top-ten finish on Sunday. The final round before the summer break in the GP2 Series saw bad luck appear for the Alzira-based team

The German Grand Prix didn´t net the results Campos Racing was looking for on Friday. Unfortunately team´s strong effort didn´t pay off and all the Spanish outfit had over the weekend was bad luck.

On Friday, and after a positive first free practice session, Campos Racing headed into qualifying with good prospects for a good result. However it wasn´t as good as expected with both drivers struggling to complete a clean lap due to traffic issues. New Zealand´s Mitch Evans finished 15th and Indonesia´s Sean Gelael was 21st fastest.

On Saturday, unfortunately, nothing went exactly according to plan. Gelael crashed out of the race following a racing incident with Daniel de Jong on lap six and, eight laps later, also Evans´s race also came to an early end due to mechanical issues.

In race two, both Evans and Gelael put in valuable recovery drives and the New Zealander took a rewarding top-ten finish after starting from the back of the field. Gelael was forced to pit while running in 15th and shortly after he retired from the race.

The GP2 Series will resume at Spa-Francorchamps on 26-28 August.