ADM Motorsport with significant progress
Racing in Pau has never been easy but todays 3rd Round of International Formula Master on the historic street circuit showed significant progress for ADM Motorsport. 19-year old Dutchman Nick de Brujin finished his race debut in 6th position after posting the 7th quickest lap time overall in qualifying (6th in his group). His team mate Dominik Schraml arrived in 15th position while Frankie Provenzano and Michele Caliendo were both involved in accidents.
Renato Melchioretto (Team Principal): "First of all I feel with our Rookie driver Michele, who was sent to hospital after his car went into the barriers in the first lap. His first suspicion was, that his right thumb might be broken, however we have to wait for the doctors statement. From the sporting point of view it so far has been a weekend of mixed emotions. We are still struggling with some little problems here and there, however Nick (de Brujin) managed to prove the potential of our package impressively. Considering this was his first time on this bumpy and unforgiving track we were absolutely surprized that his pace was finaly competitive with the race leaders. As a team we will now try hard to get all of our cars on the overtaking lane which should be possible with a little bit more race luck."
Nick de Brujin (6th place): "I could have definitely gone quicker today, but overtaking is almost impossible on this narrow and bumpy circuit. Nevetheless I was battling hard and I promise to do the same tomorrow, as starting from 3rd place on the grid will make life hopefully a little bit easier for me. We will give our very best."
Dominik Schraml (15th place): "After my gearbox problems in qualifying, it was a very tough race for me with some litte contacts after the start. I must admit that this was not really good for the handling of my car, so I tried to avoid any risks and finish the race savely. Let's wait and see what happens tomorrow."
Frankie Provenzano (out): "I was sandwiched between two cars, hurled up two meters in the air and there was nothing I could do against it. My race was over after a very hard landing, but at least we can see some light at the end of the tunnel now. Nicks 6th place finish was very motivating for the entire team, so we look forward to the next rounds."
Michele Caliendo (out): "It happened in lap one in the quick chicane: I suddenly lost the rear or and was not able to get my car under control again. The impact was not extremely hard but still hard enough to hurt my thumb. All I hope now is to recover as quickly as possible, because I desperately need more time behind the steering wheel."