ADM with 4th place finish in Germany Oschersleben ADM's driver trio Norbert Siedler, Michele Caliendo and Tomas Pivoda had a weekend of mixed fortunes in the Motopark Arena in Oschersleben highlighted with a 4th place for the Austrian top ...
ADM with 4th place finish in Germany Oschersleben
ADM's driver trio Norbert Siedler, Michele Caliendo and Tomas Pivoda had a weekend of mixed fortunes in the Motopark Arena in Oschersleben highlighted with a 4th place for the Austrian top driver.
Renato Melchioretto (Team Principal): "We certainly weren't where we wanted to be, in particular, as competitive as in Brands Hatch but at least we came home with a 4th place finish in round 11. Norbert was close to a podium on Sunday, as he was defending his 2nd position against Leimer for the majority of the race. The end of the story was just bad luck and it seems to me that `Fortuna' is generally not friendly with us this season. And this time it was also the case with Michele, who had definitely the potential for some further points. On the other hand side I am very happy with Tomas and his progress. He is a very intelligent young driver and his learning curve in the last couple of weeks is just amazing."
Norbert Siedler (car # 17, P4/P12): "A 4th place is better than nothing, even if I was close to a podium finish today. I did my very best to defend my position against Leimer, who was a lot faster than me, given that my tyres were absolutely gone after 20 laps. At the end it was just impossible to keep him behind me and Llobell, who tried to pass me too, finally slashed my rear tyre."
Tomas Pivoda (car # 8, P15/P11): "The most important experience I have made in Oschersleben: My qualifying performance is getting better and better and my race speed, especially in the final stages of race two was already competitive with some frontrunners. I am sure that if I was not blocked for a minute by an accident that happened in front of me in the first corner I could have finished close to the points."
Michele Caliendo (car #21. P11/out): "Well, I still feel in good shape and races like today's can happen. You should simply forget them - better today than tomorrow. The Sunday race was already over for me in the casino of the first corner when another car that had gone off came back on the track and hit me. Anyway, I will keep pushing and hope to get some points in my home races in Mugello, Imola and Monza."
Renato Melchioretto comments on the latest rumours that Formula Master series could be re-named GP3 in 2009 and support Formula 1 at five or more rounds as follows: "It looks like if we are on the rise with a clear concept of becoming the official feeder series for GP2 including a strong new brand."