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Sirotkin: GP2 Series lead means ‘nothing’ with four rounds remaining


Sergey Sirotkin (RUS, ART Grand Prix) 2016 GP2 Series Round 7 Hockenheim, Germany Saturday 30 July 2016 Photo: /GP2 Series Media Service ref: Digital Image _W2Q2375

Sergey Sirotkin says leading the GP2 Series drivers’ standings means “nothing” with four rounds remaining in the season.

After a luckless start to the season, Sirotkin vaulted into the lead of Formula 1’s premier feeder series after two wins, a second and a third-place finish across the four races in Hungary and Germany.

Sirotkin’s chief title rival Pierre Gasly was disqualified from the feature race in Germany after the fire extinguisher in his car failed, leaving them tied on 113 points with four rounds and eight races remaining this season.

Despite leading by virtue of having more third-place finishes, Sirotkin is not yet thinking about winning the title.

“It’s nothing, it’s still too early, we’re still in the maximum attack mood,” Sirotkin said.

“We’re not going to stop, and it’s too early to think about the championship: it takes every single race, and to score as many points at every single race as we can without thinking too much about the future.

“So it’s too early but now we’ve put some others under a bit of pressure, and it’s nice to see how we can deliver from here.”

The GP2 Series resumes in support of the Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in three weeks’ time.

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