IFM: ADM Motorsport Porto Friday notes

Siedler brings wind of change to ADM Round 4 of International Formula Master in the streets of Porto brings some significant changes to ADM Motorsport, as their former Formula 3000 Series Champion Norbert Siedler, will be celebrating his...

Siedler brings wind of change to ADM

Round 4 of International Formula Master in the streets of Porto brings some significant changes to ADM Motorsport, as their former Formula 3000 Series Champion Norbert Siedler, will be celebrating his comeback for the Milan-based team and replace Dutchman Nick de Brujin.

Renato Melchioretto (Team Principal): "I am extremely happy to have Norbert back in the team, as he will be clearly a benchmark and a helpful team mate for Michele Caliendo and Frankie Provenzano. We tested him at Adria last week, where he was immediately setting the pace and providing us with some valuable feedback on the set-up of the car. Norbert is a fantastic driver and he will be definitely a strong addition to ADM Motorsport."

After two free practice sessions on Friday afternoon Siedler and his team mates were praising the challenging track at the Portugese Atlantic coast.

Norbert Siedler (car #41; P7/P7): "Well, I think we can be happy with my first day in this competitive championship. I started in 7th position in the first free practice, which was not too bad given that I only managed to do one flying lap. In the late afternoon I did at least 5 laps being on top of the time sheets for most of the sesson, but unfortunately I had to spend the last fifteen minutes in the pits with a clutch problem and finished 7th again. Nevertheless tomorrow will be the day of truth with qualifying and with the first race."

Michele Caliendo (car #22; P16/21): "It is a very interesting track, very quick for a street circuit and with some sections were you need to be really brave. Despite my lack of experience I am confident that we can do a good job this weekend. I finished in a reasonable 16th position in the first outing, although I was not extremely pushing, as track time is precious and a small mistake can spoile the whole weekend. However my learning curve is promising and I am already looking forward to the official sessions."

Frankie Provenzano (car #21; P26/P19): "I had a little incident in practice one and a nasty problem with the clutch, which didn't really help me to get comfortable with the circuit. Apart from that I really like the place, and I think that we will have a productive cooperation with Norbert. He has the speed and a lot of experience and I have actually learned a lot from him during the last test at Adria."

Tomorrows Race 1 will be broadcasted live on Eurosport starting at 1.45 p.m.

-credit: adm

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Norbert Siedler