Caterham reserve driver (and friend to RichardsF1.com) Giedo van der Garde has claimed his first victory of the 2012 GP2 season, winning Saturday’s feature race at the Circuit de Catalunya courtesy of a brave tyres strategy call by his Caterham GP2 team.
The Dutchman held on to third place in the opening phase of the 37-lap race before his team opted for a very risky pit strategy: changing just two of his tyres in the compulsory pit stop, while the majority of the field opted to change all four.
The time saved allowed him to leap into the lead, and he managed to fend off the attacks of pole-sitter James Calado (Lotus GP2) to win by 0.8 seconds!
We had the great pleasure of interviewing van der Garde during the Australian Grand Prix weekend in March, and you can read our full interview with him by clicking here.
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