Jordan King: “We were both proactive and reactive”


Jordan King - Credit: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service

Jordan King had an eventful weekend around the streets of Baku, and despite a couple of run-ins with Jimmy Eriksson over the two races, was able to take a strong fourth place finish during Sunday’s Sprint race.

The Briton missed out on points during Saturday’s Feature race after clashing with Eriksson on the penultimate lap that ended both drivers’ races, while the two collided again during the early stages of Sunday’s Sprint race, but this time King was able to continue.

The Racing Engineering driver survived the crazy safety car restarts to move forward, and ultimately claimed fourth, and was running faster than the three drivers ahead of him before the chequered flag fell.

“From our point we did a very good job, we managed the tyres well and we were both proactive and reactive,” said King. “Driving the car felt nice, I was doing a good job and managing the tyre temperatures and from my point trying to keep my nose clean.

“It didn’t quite work out as I made contact with Eriksson and bought out the Safety Car. Luckily I was able to keep going in 14th and we saw what happened, there were a lot of incidents but I managed to keep it clean, pick the right time and keep a cool head.

“The last few laps were good, I struggled to get up to speed but the last five laps were really good, I felt comfortable and it all went well.

“I’m looking forward to the next race, it will be nice from a driver’s point of view to be able to push the boundaries a bit more rather than having to keep your wits about you keeping out of the walls.”