MW ARDEN YOUNGSTERS SHOW HEART IN HUNGARY There were no points for MW Arden's three drivers during this morning's GP3 Series race at the Hungaroring, Budapest, but two of them made encouraging progress. Michael Christensen had high hopes ...
MW ARDEN YOUNGSTERS SHOW HEART IN HUNGARY
There were no points for MW Arden's three drivers during this morning's GP3 Series race at the Hungaroring, Budapest, but two of them made encouraging progress. Michael Christensen had high hopes of challenging for a points finish, after his strong run to 10th place yesterday, but he retired early after rival Felipe Guimaraes hit him from behind on the run to Turn One. Leonardo Cordeiro and Miki Monras performed strongly, however, moving up from 22nd and 29th on the grid to finish 13th and 20th respectively.
"It is very difficult to make up positions when you start at the back. I was stuck in traffic for a while, so I backed off to give myself a little room to push, to check the chassis balanced. It was a bit like a test session, in a way, but I was pleased with my lap times and I hope we'll be in better shape when the series resumes after the summer break."
"I didn't make the greatest of starts, but didn't lose too many places and managed to overtake a few cars through the first two turns. That put me ninth at the end of the opening lap, but then Guimaraes misjudged his braking for Turn One and flew straight over me. That was my race finished and it was really annoying, because there was nothing I could do. We have a bit of a holiday now, but I'm looking forward to coming back at Spa -- I love the circuit and it will be my birthday weekend, so I owe myself a present..."
"Today's race was positive in terms of the progress I made. The car felt pretty good and actually improved as the race went on. I was quicker than the two guys ahead, but we all know how difficult it is to pass here. I'll now focus on Spa and will use the three-week break to get myself properly prepared. The season is almost at an end, but my confidence is growing all the time."