Valencia: Laurens Vanthoor event summary

Laurens Vanthoor scores podium in Valencia VALENCIA. This weekend the third meeting of the F3 Euroseries was on the programme. In Valencia, the young Belgian Laurens Vanthoor clinched his first podium of the season. In the second race the RACB...

Laurens Vanthoor scores podium in Valencia

VALENCIA. This weekend the third meeting of the F3 Euroseries was on the programme. In Valencia, the young Belgian Laurens Vanthoor clinched his first podium of the season. In the second race the RACB National team driver Vanthoor finished in an excellent third place, having previously secured a well deserved fifth place in the first race. "I'm back on track after that very dark period of Paul Ricard and Hockenheim. We're carrying on in this same way in the Masters of Zandvoort in two weeks time after which we're off for the following F3 Euroseries race being held on the Norisring, at the beginning of July."

Race 1

In the first race of the Euroseries in Valencia Laurens Vanthoor finished in a well deserved fifth place. The young Belgian started off in seventh place and immediately made up two places.

Laurens Vanthoor: "I put myself under too much pressure yesterday during the qualifying sessions, as the result of the difficult start to the season and the outcome was a seventh place on the start grid. I then concentrated fully and tried to put everything behind me That succeeded and my start in the first race was pretty good. After that I just consolidated my fifth place, because overtaking in Valencia is near on impossible."

In fact Vanthoor was the only driver to start on used tyres and "that means that tomorrow I'll be the only one starting out with new tyres."

Race 2

Signature VW driver Laurens Vanthoor made another excellent start, moving up from fourth into third, a position he was to hold down through to the chequered flag.

Laurens Vanthoor: "Just as I had said yesterday at the end of the race, it is impossible to overtake on this track. I was up behind Nicolas Marroc and I was faster, but I didn't want to sacrifice my third place with a risky overtaking manoeuvre. On top of that once I was just under Marroc's rear wing the car started to show signs of understeer, which made everything even more difficult. He didn't make any mistakes, neither did I and as such we crossed the finish line in the same order as with the start. A driver always aims for higher things, but I'm satisfied with the result I've drawn a line under that difficult period and I'm now purely looking ahead to what is still to come."

-source: laurensvanthoor.be

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Series F3 Europe
Drivers Laurens Vanthoor