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Disappointing start to season for Addax

The accident in question has been a spill from his motor scooter in Kuala Lumpur earlier in the week, with an injury to his hand a particular problem when it came to driving the car on Saturday and Sunday.

"In his rather delicate condition he drove a creditable first race," said the team. "With a lot of patience and a great tolerance for the pain he was going through he started to pick up pace and moved through the pack of drivers from his lowly start position." Unfortunately Rosenzweig was one of a number of drivers caught out by waved yellows coming out for an accident mid-race, and he was handed a pit lane drive thru penalty for overtaking under caution which meant he ended up only two places ahead of Haryanto.

In the second race, the heat and humidity of Malaysia together with his earlier injuries took their toll and he and Haryanto reversed positions by the end of the 21-lap sprint affair.

Despite the end results, Barwa Addax insisted that it was "very satisfied" with the work done in Malaysia, adding that it was "happy with the work carried out by all members of the team, including the drivers who were not to blame for the adverse circumstances which occurred over the weekend.

"Jake made a great effort this weekend and was on the verge of getting his best result in GP2 and get into the points, whilst Rio has shown real signs of his capacity at this level," the team added.

Everyone now has four weeks to recover from the humidity of Malaysia in time for the roasting dry desert heat of Bahrain, when the GP2 Series field reassembles in Bahrain for round 2 of the 2013 season at Sakhir International Circuit on April 19-21.



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Rio Haryanto (INA, Barwa Addax Team) during qualifying at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia - March 22 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jake Rosenzweig (USA, Barwa Addax Team) during practice on Friday in Malaysia - March 22, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jake Rosenzweig (USA, Barwa Addax Team) during qualifying on Friday in Malaysia - March 22, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jake Rosenzweig (USA, Barwa Addax Team) during practice on Friday in Malaysia - March 22, 2013. (World Copyright: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) in action at the Autodromo di Monza, Monza, Italy. Sunday 7 September 2014. (Photo: Zak Mauger/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA) EQ8 Caterham Racing
Rio Haryanto (INA) EQ8 Caterham Racing
Rio Haryanto (INA) EQ8 Caterham Racing
Stephane Richelmi (MON, DAMS), Sergio Canamasas (CAN, Trident) & Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) after race 2 at Monte Carlo, Monaco on Saturday 24 May 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS), Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) & Mitch Evans (NZL, Russian Time) after qualifying at Monte Carlo, Monaco on Thursday 22 May 2014. Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Jolyon Palmer (GBR, DAMS) & Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) during practice at Monaco on Thursday 22 May 2014. (Photo: Alastair Staley/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) during practice at Monaco on Thursday 22 May 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Tom Dillmann, (FRA, Arden International), leads Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) and Felipe Nasr (BRA, Carlin) during the sprint race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Sunday 11 May 2014. (Photo: Sam Bloxham/GP2 Series Media Service.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing), exits the garage on day 3 of the second GP2 Series pre-season test session, at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday 21 March, 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) on day 2 of the second GP2 Series pre-season test session, at Bahrain International Circuit on Thursday 20 March, 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)
Rio Haryanto (INA, EQ8 Caterham Racing) on day 2 of the second GP2 Series pre-season test session, at Bahrain International Circuit on Thursday 20 March, 2014. (World Copyright: Sam Bloxham/LAT Photographic.)

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