CONWAY CARRIES COMMANDING 75-POINT LEAD INTO MUGELLO
Sevenoaks, Kent (UK)-8 September 2006: Leading British Formula 3 driver Mike Conway says he is taking each race as it comes at the next rounds in Mugello, the F1 test circuit in Italy that he expects to present one the most challenging weekends of the series. "It's a new circuit to me and new to quite a lot of drivers. But I think all the drivers enjoy the challenge of learning a new circuit and it should suit the F3 aerodynamic package," he said. "There's not much running before qualifying, just two half-hour sessions, so they'll be limited time to get to grips with it and get the car set up for first qualifying."
The Kent driver, who goes into the final six rounds of the series 75 points clear of his nearest rival, says his aim is to maintain the momentum that has seen him on the podium five times in recent succession. "Obviously I want to come away with some good results again, we need to keep winning and keep getting podiums, and there's no reason why we can't keep doing that," he commented.
Given an additional nine points' difference it is possible for Conway to take out the title at the end of these rounds, but the Raikkonen Robertson racer said he was just enjoying the buffer of the points-gap: "Of course it's nice to have that cushion with the points, you haven't got to worry about so much, but at the same time you still have to push for every single result you can get."