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Donington 12/10/2008 - 06 Days, 05 Hrs, 06 Mins
2006 Champion Takes Maiden GP2 Win in Monaco

DRIVER NEWS: 2006 British F3 Champion Mike Conway took his first win in GP2 on the streets of Monaco.  Conway's Trident Racing team experienced an outstanding 1-2 finish with Ho Pin Tung taking the chequered flag to secure his first GP2 podium finish.

The team, owned by Maurizio Salvadori and as young as 2006, cruised to what will be remembered as one of its most prestigious results. Mike Conway led the pack from pole at the first corner, and really never looked back despite losing a 11-second advantage due to a Safety-Car period at lap 9. The British driver was not worried at all, as he re-started to lap on the same pace as before and opened another huge gap.

Ho Pin Tung's race was flawless too, as he managed to defend 2nd place from the race-long attacks of 2005 British F3 and reigning World Series by Renault Champion Alvaro Parente.

Mike Conway:  "I just can say I'm really happy. This is my first win in the GP2 Series, and it's great how it came right after the disappointment suffered at the end of yesterday's race. Everything was perfect since the start, and I proved to be able to control the situation at all points, before and after the caution. The car was perfect too, allowing me to keep a really fast pace. In addition to the personal accomplishment, I think today's result will be boosting our confidence for the rest of the season".


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