Formula RUS, Round 4. Qualifying 21 July 2007 Weather: track temp -- 23 Celsius, air temp -- 24 Celsius, overcast Pole position during qualifying session was taken by Sergey Mokshantsev, who with each race looks like a serious contender for...
Formula RUS, Round 4.
Qualifying 21 July 2007
Weather: track temp -- 23 Celsius, air temp -- 24 Celsius, overcast
Pole position during qualifying session was taken by Sergey Mokshantsev, who with each race looks like a serious contender for the championship title. For the first time this season race at ADM Racetrack was run in opposite direction and so drivers had to adapt to new environment. Second place alongside Mokshantsev on the grid was taken by Formula RUS stalwart Maksim Travin. Youngest driver on the grid Maksim Chernev qualified third.
Mokshantsev Sergey: "I spent 2/3 of qualifying session in heavy traffic so I was worried about final result but I managed to get a couple of free laps and set proper time"
Race 7, 21 July 2007
First race was marred by big accident in first corner melee. Series debutant Vladimir Belyakov was unable to steer away from roaring pack of four cars and found himself somersaulted in the air. Thankfully driver was able to walk away from the accident without life threatening circumstances. Driver kept aggressive style during first few laps and few continued race with damaged nosecones and wings, during first lap spectators saw retirement of Yuri Kim who retired from race with bent suspension after contact with Denis Komarov's car. For duration of the race Sergey Mokshantsev was unchallenged and added one more win to his tally of impressive victories. Runner-up spot was taken by Maksim Travin and just like in qualifying Maksim Chernev taken third place, latter battled with broken front wing and overtook David Ramishvili in the dying moments of race
Mokshantsev Sergey: "I did my best to avoid first corner carnage and kept my lead I spend rest of the race alone pacing myself and controlling my gap from the pack"
Komarov Denis: "I was involved in both accidents during first lap accident and pitted to check car conditions. I was given all clear by my mechanics and rejoined race. Unfortunately I found myself a few laps down to leader, so I set a lap time to be sure of good grid conditions in race two and retired".
àÒEÊ eEÍ: "I made a mega start from fifth to second but I gave-up my position in second corner to save myself from accident but it didn't help as we've collided with Denis (Komarov) in the hairpin and I had to stop with bent suspension"
òAÍEÛ×EÌE aA×EA: "During the final laps it started to rain and as I was on slicks I made two small but costly mistakes. One mistake was enough for Maksim Chernev to catch-up with me and second allowed him to pass"