Aston Martin Finishes Second Overall in Long Beach GP 2010

Aston Martin took its third consecutive podium of 2010 at the Grand Prix of Long Beach crossing the line in second place. Drivers Adrian Fernández and Harold Primat ran the 007 car on the the 1.968 mile tree-lined circuit to arrive after Brabham/Pagenaud HPD ARX-01c car and ahead of Pickett/Graf Porsche RS Spyder.

Starting from pole position, with Primat behind the wheel, the Aston Martin LMP1 car dropped on the second place with just four minutes before the end of the race with Fernandez in charge.

“We’re very disappointed to have lost first place so close to the end. It was however, a very exciting race and the team had a lot to deal with throughout. Everyone did a great job, but it is a real shame not to win today,” Team Principal, George Howard-Chappell said in a release.

“As I took over the car mid way through the race, there were issues with brake fade, but I managed to climb back up to first position before the end by staying as consistent as possible and keeping clear of traffic. It was a real shame to have lost first place on the final lap,”
driver Adrian Fernández said.

“I had a great start at the beginning of the race, the car was fine and my lap times were good. However, every time I managed to build up a lead, there was a safety car allowing the rest of the field to catch up. It was a really exciting race and the team did a great job,”
driver Harold Primat added.

The Aston Martin Racing team finished third overall in opening round of the American Le Mans Series, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and arrived second in the 8 Hours of Castellet on the Paul Ricard circuit in France.
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