Nogaro: Jonathan Summerton summary

Nogaro, a picturesque village in the South West of France, was the setting for the penultive race weekend of the F3 Euro series. Unfortunately, the original practice was canceled due to no safety helicopter. Later that day practice was ...

Nogaro, a picturesque village in the South West of France, was the setting for the penultive race weekend of the F3 Euro series.

Unfortunately, the original practice was canceled due to no safety helicopter. Later that day practice was rescheduled for just 15 minutes, followed immediately by the qualifying session. In qualifying the team struggled to find the right set up which was made more difficult by 3 red flag and 2 yellow flag periods. At the end of the session Jonathan qualified a respectable 13th.

Race 1: With an OK start Jonathan was pushed wide and lost 4 places which on the Nogaro track is extremely difficult to pull back due to little or no passing. However, half way into the race a shower decided to add more fun for everyone which allowed Jonathan to gain back a couple of spots finishing the race in 14th.

Race 2: A fantastic start saw Jonathan heading up the field of cars and making it to P10 before being pushed off the track onto the grass thus losing a couple of spots, then it was a case of try and try again to gain on the car in front, but, unable to pass, Jonathan finished the race in 12th place. Afterwards Jonathan commented, "We struggled to get the set up right in such a short time. The Volkswagen engine has again proved its strength and ability to run and compete with the best Mercedes. I managed to run 3rd fastest lap in the first race, which, considering we were struggling with the set up confirms Volkswagen engine can be there. Hopefully we will be allowed to run at Hockenhiem and show how strong we really can be."

-credit: formulajon.com

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