Series interview with Fabio Onidi

Onidi is ready for Imola He is fourth in the championship tied on points with Adrian Zaugg and Jan Charouz but he could have been even ahead of them with some more luck. That's why Fabio Onidi is satisfied with his racing weekend in Brno. He ...

Onidi is ready for Imola

He is fourth in the championship tied on points with Adrian Zaugg and Jan Charouz but he could have been even ahead of them with some more luck. That's why Fabio Onidi is satisfied with his racing weekend in Brno. He clinched one podium finish in the first race and he can't be blamed for losing another which was nearly in his hands, as his car stopped out of fuel due to a malfunction in the refuelling machine before the race. Looking at his performances, the Italian driver has everything is needed to be among the championship stars.

"Thinking back to Brno everything depends on what part of the glass you look, the half-full or the half-empty one. From the bad side, if I had enough fuel to finish the race now I would probably have another 4 points from the race 2 in my pocket, as I was behind Tambay who crashed later. I'd be second in the championship with just a two points gap to Filippi and Piscopo. Anyway, I think that everybody will have at least a retirement during the season, so I just hope that I will be ok from now on".

And the half full glass?

"Well, from a performance point of view I'm really happy. I was competitive straight out of the box, the feeling with the team was immediate and we really worked well together. The base set-up was a good one, and then everytime we changed something the car improved. This gives me a lot of confidence for the next events".

Strong performances aren't something new for Onidi. In the '08 and 09' Euroseries 3000 seasons, he was among the title contenders until the last race: "That's true, I've always been quick, but staying in front feels different this season. Auto GP is such a step forward, you just have to look at who the competitors are. When looking at the time sheets I see that I'm fighting on par with Pantano, Filippi and Reid, I'm sure that I'm doing a good job. And when they are behind, well it feels really good!".

What do you expect from Imola?

"I really don't know what to expect, because I never raced there. Obviously I've seen the track, from TV I can say that I should like it, but I still don't know if it will suit my driving style, I'll discover that only in the first practice. Anyway, my aim is keeping the same competitiveness I had in Brno, racing up at the front of the field".

-source: auto gp

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Adrian Zaugg , Jan Charouz , Fabio Onidi