DANIELSSON TAKES AN IMPRESSIVE 4TH PLACE AT RACE 1 AND RETIRES IN RACE 2 With the rain coming suddenly while the cars were on the grid, 10 minutes before the start of race 1, Danielsson and DAMS expected that this situation would...
DANIELSSON TAKES AN IMPRESSIVE 4TH PLACE AT RACE 1 AND RETIRES IN RACE 2
With the rain coming suddenly while the cars were on the grid, 10 minutes before the start of race 1, Danielsson and DAMS expected that this situation would be a precious help to get back in the top from a difficult position on the grid. 40 minutes later Alx crossed the finish line in a brilliant 4th place and took precious points for the championship.
The DAMS crew reacted immediately when the rain came and changed the car to rain configuration in a few minutes before the time limit. Alx took a very good start and passed 7 cars in the first lap of the race. He was 1 of the fastest on track and, when 2 cars in front of him were penalised by a drive through, he took 4th place behind Zuber and kept it until the finish. From 16th on the grid this result impressed and was the result of a perfect team work and drive from Alx.
Alx Danielsson : "In the first laps the cars in front were spraying a lot and I could not see anything, it was quite difficult but things went well, the car was good and when the safety car came on the track I saw that I was 4th on the board. At the restart I tried to pass Zuber, I was faster than him, but it would have been too risky to try more, he did not open the door and then my priority was to finish the race and take this result. With my position on the grid I was hoping rain, finally we had it, the team did a very good job and made a good car for the rain in a very short time, I had to do the rest of the job and finally it is a big satisfaction."
Unfortunately in race 2 Alx lost a wheel and retired soon from the race. After 4 laps on a dry track and another shower coming suddenly, Alx and the team decided soon to pit and change tires, he went out of the pits in front of van Lagen, who finally finished this race 2 at 4th place, a result that Alx could score again.
Next event : Donington 11th september