Q & A with Nicolas Todt

Q. You've got the first ever one-two finish in GP2 with your team - you must be delighted

Q & A with Nicolas Todt

Nicolas Todt - ART team boss: Yes, we are delighted, because we knew that we had the potential because of what we could show over the last few races, doing better and better, and obviously it's a great satisfaction to go one and two. And of course it's nice to go in the book as the first team to do this.

Q. Your team's season has been interesting - it didn't start so well, but it's just gone up and up since then.

Todt: Yes, absolutely - obviously at the beginning of the season we had a few problems like the other teams with the technical failures, but they were not depending on us really. And then we made a big step and moved forward, and obviously I think the turning point was at the test in Paul Ricard where we did two full days of testing, both in wet and dry conditions, and we tested different things and at the end of both days we knew that we had found some things that was a big step, and also just after those tests we were always fighting for the podium and the win. Okay, we did a few mistakes with the strategy at Paul Ricard, but we have to learn from our mistakes and I hope that's what we are doing. And now I think it's a dream because we are winning a lot.

Q. It is quite amazing how all of the improvement seems to revolve around that test - you came out of it and the car was so much faster than everyone else.

Todt: We have to sometimes not enjoy it too much because we are in a competition - obviously we are winning and we have two good drivers, but we must not underestimate the competition because there are some very good teams here. One of our objectives at the start of the year was to find two really good drivers and then try to go to the top, whereas some teams have one really good driver and one who is paying for the other, and I think it was a strategy that was important for us.

Q. Do you think that the form which the team is now showing means you can take both championships?

Todt: It's really too soon to say, because there are too many races to go - obviously we are in a good position in both championships, but everything is open. We are leading the team championship and we are behind in the drivers' championship, so everything is open, but we must not underestimate the other teams and the drivers.

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