As one door closes, another one opens. The iSport International team and myself ended the GP2 Asia season without getting the results we wanted. We were competitive enough to contest Romain Grosjean for the championship, but absolutely nothing went our way. I just wasn't meant to win a race in the series, and the final race just about summed my season up.
But I have to focus on the positives going into this weekend's GP2 Main Series opener in Barcelona. The Asia Series was just a warm-up for the main event, so if anything was going to go wrong, it's good that it's already happened because we all start from zero this weekend.
Even under the difficult conditions we faced in Asia, I worked well with the team and we faced the challenges together. We dealt with the problems as we faced them, and I feel stronger for the experience.
iSport forget to change the minimum amount of tyres during their pitstop in the GP2 Asia race in Dubai © LAT
I think the team respects me more now, and I respect them too. We know what we want from each other and I feel well prepared for the main series - which is what everyone wants to win. It was worth doing the Asia Series, because we've learned a lot from it together, so we can take these lessons and not make the same mistakes in Europe.