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Zhuhai - china

Round 9 - China - Zhuhai

Bartels/Scheider on the poduim at Zhuhai
23/10/2005

At the end of a gripping, tough race, Maserati took the team championship to add to the Constructors' Cup.

The Vitaphone Racing Team has a good lead and are only five points off making mathematically certain of the title with two races left. JMB Racing are next in the overall standings and so it will surely be a Trident car that claims the team title.

On the Chinese Zhuhai track where they scored a one-two last year, the MC12s managed to secure a fine result in making the poduim despite carrying an extra 40kg of weight. This meant that the number 10 and 15 cars raced with 150kg of ballast. The number 9 car lined up with ten less.

This was the car that took third with Michael Bartels/Timo Scheider on board. They edged out the twin car driven by Fabio Babini and Thomas Biagi.

 

STARTING GRID

22/10/2005 Zhuhai

#Drivertime
01Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev01:30.661
02Lamy/Gardel+ 0.603
03Deletraz/Piccini+ 0.942
04Hezemans/Kumpen/Longin+ 1.188
05Babini/Biagi+ 1.615
06Bartels/Scheider+ 1.727
07Lechner/Ruberti/Konrad+ 1.938
08Bertolini/Wendlinger+ 2.153
09Pirri/Pillon/Zani+ 3.809
10Stanco/Lacko/Hermann+ 2.932

RACE RESULTS

23/10/2005 Zhuhai

#Drivertime
01Hezemans/Kumpen/Longin03:00.21.567
02Lamy/Gardel+7.160
03Bartels/Scheider+1:19.589
04Babini/Biagi+1:23.356
05Deletraz/Piccini+1 lap
06Bertolini/Wendlinger+1 lap
07Ruberti/Lechner/Konrad+D.n.f.
08Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev+D.n.f.
09Zani/Pillon/Pirri+D.n.f.
10Keen/Halliday+D.n.f.

PIT & PADDOCK

23/10/2005

Comments after the race at Zhuhai
Andrea Bertolini: «Karl and I held first in the Drivers'championship and will do until the very end even though the going wil be tough.»

22/10/2005

Comments after qualifying session at Zhuhai
Karl Wendlinger: «We worked all day in race mode, simulating long runs.