Ernesto Viso will not only be looking to turn around his recent GP2 fortunes when the series ventures to Silverstone this weekend, but will also hope to put an end to a run of poor results at the British venue.

The Venezuelan rates Silverstone as one of his favourite venues, but claims never to have had much of a result there, despite having campaigned regularly in British F3. Last year's GP2 double-header saw the then BCN driver struggle from the back of the grid in Saturday's feature race, before retiring while on the verge of a possible points finish in the ensuing sprint event.

"Silverstone is one of the most complete circuits, with a mixture of very fast curves and a technical section," Viso observed, "However, although it is one of my preferred venues, curiously I have not been able to obtain good results there. This year, though, we have the confidence that we can be in the fight for the first few places."

The iSport driver will have a new team-mate from Silverstone onwards, with former Jordan F1 pilot and reigning Champ Car rookie of the year Timo Glock having replaced Tristan Gommendy.

"It is a pity because Tristan is a stupendous pilot, but he had problems with his budget," Viso commented, "However, Timo's experience will help all at iSport to reach better results, I am sure."

Viso arrives at Silverstone fourth overall, but locked in a tight battle with both Arden International drivers. Only Michael Ammermuller will be ranged against the Venezuelan this weekend, however, after Nicolas Lapierre was diagnosed with compressed vertebrae after his Monaco shunt. The Frenchman will be replaced by Neel Jani.

 

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