Doornbos finishes in a strong 8th a tricky race After a disappointing qualifying session for Race2 where Robert Doornbos could not prove his driving skilful and did not manage to go any quicker because of the numerous yellow flags and the...
Doornbos finishes in a strong 8th a tricky race
After a disappointing qualifying session for Race2 where Robert Doornbos could not prove his driving skilful and did not manage to go any quicker because of the numerous yellow flags and the traffic, the Dutch driver today closed his qualifying session for today Race1 in a best 5th final position, having achieving the 3rd fastest time from his group (B).
At the end of group A session it began a little bit to drizzle, even if Robert's qualifying took place in wet conditions with slick tyres. The Dutch driver made an excellent 20 minutes session during which he could demonstrate how he can drive. Robert got up to top spot within 15 minutes and continued to improve his time considerably getting up to third quickest of his group.
At the green lights (Race1) Robert got a little stuck in 1st gear so that he lost some positions and jumped into 7th. He was closing his gap when he made a mistake and spun off sliding down in 16th position. From this moment on Robert was able to demonstrate all his capacities, driving with such a great determination and matching the pace of the first 3 drivers. The Dutch driver made a great progress making a lot of stunning over-takings and moving up to 8th position and reaping 1 more point in the Driver's championship.
"I made a wrong start and I dropped down. It was difficult to drive in wet conditions; then I found the right pace and I was maintaining a strong rhythm when I made a stupid mistake and I spun. It is really a pity because Glock was behind me in the first laps and he has finished to podium. With the pace I found, I could have achieve a better result. In any case I have finished in the point zone and that's good for the Driver's championship".