Amazing weekend for Racing Engineering. Alexander Rossi and Jordan King finished first and second at Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. This is the first victory of the season for Rossi and the first GP2 podium for King.
On Friday, the Racing Engineering team got some good times in the qualifying session, and both drivers were looking to finish on the podium, despite they had done better results in free practice. So, Jordan started from the fourth position and Rossi from the eighth one on the grid. On Saturday, the race was interrupted with a red flag due to a contact between Rowland and Matsushita. Alexander was setting almost a second a lap faster than other car on the track. However, after his pit stop and his light contact with Evans, the American driver finished sixth. Meanwhile, Jordan managed to finish in eighth place, which allowed him to start first on the Sprint Race on the reversed grid, while Alexander started from the second row in third position.
Finally, the two cars of the Spanish team made a good start on Sunday with Jordan in first position and Alexander after him. Jordan made a small mistake on the first lap, so his teammate was able to move into first. However, they managed to keep these magnificent positions throughout the race.
With this result, Alexander moves back to second place in the Drivers’ Championship and Racing Engineering are also now second in the Team Championship.