Pau: Alex Zanardi weekend summary

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A YELLOW FLAG SETTING THE MUTE TO A STRADIVARI? Dear Friends, Once more I am going to tell you about a racing weekend, this time at Pau, that with a little bit of good luck could have had a very different bend. Yesterday,...

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A YELLOW FLAG SETTING THE MUTE TO A STRADIVARI?

Dear Friends,

Once more I am going to tell you about a racing weekend, this time at Pau, that with a little bit of good luck could have had a very different bend.

Yesterday, in qualifying, I have been competitive both with the first and the second sets of tyres. I was standing between the fourth and the sixth position that I would certainly have kept with the third and final trial. Unfortunately, the driver that was preceding me spun and yellow flags vanished the lap that was meant to be my fastest one.

On a street track a recovery from the twelfth position is certainly a difficult deed: in race one I have been involved in the accident that stopped soon the race and after the restart it has been impossible to try to get the eighth place.

The second manche has been conditioned by the rain that forced the race director to impose the start under the safety car regime. The advantage that BMWs normally have at the start has been annihilated and my weak hopes to get some positions back at the beginning with it.

Anyway, despite the twelfth and eleventh final places, my lap times were extremely competitive and my race pace was equal to that of race leaders. Once again all the guys of the BMW Team Italy-Spain made a great job: the car was perfectly balanced, a Stradivari violin ready to be played around Pau's roads. But unfortunately a yellow flag set it on mute. but we don't give up and we will try again in two weeks time at Brno!

See you soon,

-credit: alex-zanardi.com

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