Drive through penalty spoils the party Silverstone Great Britain's Adam Carroll missed out on a podium at his home race after a drive through penalty spoiled his party. The Petrol Ofisi Fisichella Motor Sport International driver, on his second...
Drive through penalty spoils the party
Silverstone Great Britain's Adam Carroll missed out on a podium at his home race after a drive through penalty spoiled his party. The Petrol Ofisi Fisichella Motor Sport International driver, on his second weekend back after ten months away from GP2, had driven a mighty race leading at the half way point. But all was not lost - it does mean that Adam will start tomorrow's shorter race from 3rd on the grid and scored three points for the team.
A good start saw him gain a position moving up to 5th but he drove tenaciously and worked his way through the field. On lap 16, the 24 year old who now lives in Northampton, came into the pits to get the rear tyres changed but it was at this point he was deemed to have broken the pit lane speed limit. Despite coming back out in 3rd position, the drive through ruined any chances of a podium.
"Today was good but obviously a bit frustrating because we were on the podium until I got a drive through penalty! I kind of knew it was coming though. When I put my foot down to accelerate back up to the pit lane limiter, it didn't stop, so I knew I'd gone over the limit, I just didn't know by how much," said Adam.
He added "The overall performance today just shows the improvement we've made. We've all come together and gelled well as a team, and we have faith in each other - that shows in the way that we've improved the car and situation.
"I'm still not one hundred per cent in the car, because it's taking me these laps to get up to speed with the race fitness to be able to fight absolutely all the time. The car balance was really good and I was able to be consistent with the lap times, so I'm sure that once we're there we're going to be very, very strong. It's good to be up there again, fighting for podiums, it feels good," said Adam.
The race was won by I-Sport International's Andi Zuber.