The last race of the 2015 GP2 Series has been run at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The day start for this race meant that the track conditions, with an ambient temperature of 28º and 33º on the asphalt, were quite different from the night race of the day before and more similar to Friday’s free practice.
After their good Saturday race, the two Racing Engineering drivers were well placed on the reversed grid, with Jordan King in third position and Alexander Rossi in fifth. Both of the Spanish team cars were on the Pirelli ‘white’ mediums. The start was good for both, Jordan keeping his third position and Alex gaining one to put himself right behind his team mate, in fourth position, but a big accident at the back of the field involving several cars forced the race to be red flagged to recover the stricken cars and repair the track barriers.
Sadly, the damage to the barriers was too bad to allow for repairs in time to complete the remaining 20 laps before the beginning of the programme scheduled for the F1 Grand Prix, so the GP2 Sprint Race was cancelled putting an unexpected end to the championship.
The final round at Abu Dhabi has completed yet another very positive season for Racing Engineering in the GP2 Series, the Spanish team has been vice-Champion both in the Drivers’ standings, with Rossi, and in Team Championships after a year when the team’s two drivers have been competitive throughout the whole campaign. Now is time to look forward to next season, and the first step for that will be the three days of testing due next week at Yas Marina circuit, where Racing Engineering will be present with its two cars and four drivers.