IFM: ADM Motorsport Monza summary

One of the most action packed race weekends in 2008 ended with two ADM drivers in the top 3 in Italia Formula Master. The national championship this time held together with IFM is now heading to its ultimate rounds once again in the famous...

One of the most action packed race weekends in 2008 ended with two ADM drivers in the top 3 in Italia Formula Master. The national championship this time held together with IFM is now heading to its ultimate rounds once again in the famous "Parco Reale" in Monza.

Renato Melchioretto (Team Principal): "There is an old rule, saying that `before you finish first, you have to finish first'. And this was definitely the case here in Monza: "Red Flags" in qualifying, several "Safety Car Periods" in both races and at the end two podiums for us, at least in Italia Formula Master. Tomas and Michele did a very solid job over the whole weekend and they realised that it pays off to avoid any hard `in-fights' with other cars. As for the international championship that finished its 2nd season today I want to congratulate the new champion Chris van der Drift. He was the best driver this year and he deserved the title."

Michele Caliendo (car #22, 4th/2nd ): "I am absolutely happy today and thankful to the team as my car was just perfect. Especially in Parabolica it was possible to carry a lot of speed on to the start finish straight and my fastest lap was even good enough for the top eight in IFM. I claimed the 2nd position in Italia Formula Master and I will give my very best to get on the podium here again next week."

Tomas Pivoda (car #8, 5th/3rd ): "I must admit that I am quite happy with my first podium in Formula Racing, even if you cannot compare the grid of Italia Formula Master with IFM. The important thing is that I have made some good progress again and that my lap times in race two were immediately fast. Unfortunately my car was hit and slightly damaged, as a few guys were completely out of order today. Anyway, I finished the race and claimed my first podium."

Federico Scioni (car #20, out): "My race weekend started with a big shunt on Friday morning which cost me a lot of track time and apart from the number of yellow- and red flag interruptions this was the main reason why I didn't manage to qualify for a better grid position. It is needless to speak about the casino in both races, I just hope that I can show what I am capable of when we come back here next week."

-credit: adm

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