GP2 vows to fix problems

GP2 vows to fix problems
Organisers of the new GP2 series have promised to fix the technical problems that hit the category's first official test last week in time for next week's second run out.

A spate of brake, clutch, driveshaft and rear wing problems marred the three-day evaluation test, even though the Dallara car had completed almost 6000 miles prior to the test in development running.

The biggest dramas were a high speed brake failure suffered by former grand prix driver Gianmaria Bruni, and a rear wing failure suffered by Heikki Kovalainen. Both drivers were able to bring their cars to a halt without hitting anything.

Kovalainen told Autosport: "After six laps of running on the second day, the main element of the rear wing broke on the straight. As soon as I hit the brakes for the next corner, I realized what had happened and went straight on. Apart from that, I had no big problems.”

Series organiser Bruno Michel said: "You cannot run 12 new cars for the first time and not expect there to be a few teething problems.

"This is why one goes testing in the first place. Of the issues that did arise, we will ensure that they are rectified before our next test. The issues were small and the first test went well. All teams' input has been invaluable.”

For more on the GP2 test dramas, see this week's Autosport Magazine
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