Bruno Spengler Estoril race notes

Spengler 10th in Portugal Montreal, Canada, May 2, 2004 -- Canadian race car driver Bruno Spengler, a works Mercedes-Benz driver in the Euro Formula 3 Series, finished 10th today in Round 4 of the series held in Estoril, Portugal. Spengler...

Spengler 10th in Portugal

Montreal, Canada, May 2, 2004 -- Canadian race car driver Bruno Spengler, a works Mercedes-Benz driver in the Euro Formula 3 Series, finished 10th today in Round 4 of the series held in Estoril, Portugal.

Spengler set the 13th fastest time in qualifying but started 12th because the engine in Lewis Hamilton's car was changed before the start of the race. Spengler started again very well from the line at the green. "I made a good start and I was very aggressive in the first corners. After four corners, I was running in 8th place," he declared.

Moments later, the Canadian discovered that the handling of his Dallara-Mercedes was far from being perfect. "We changed a few things in the set-up before the start and I quickly realised that the car was very hard to drive. I was not able to match the pace set by the other competitors. Lewis Hamilton and Frank Perera passed me and I remained in 10th place until the end of the race."

Spengler is confident to do better in the next two races held in Italy. "We will work harder for the next two rounds. We will not test until then but we will do everything to solve the small handling problems we are experiencing."

The next two rounds will be held in Adria, Italy, May 15 and 16.

Bruno Spengler: www.brunospengler.com
Formula 3 Euro Series: www.f3euroseries.com
Mucke Motorsport: www.muecke-motorsport.de

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Series F3 Europe
Drivers Lewis Hamilton , Bruno Spengler , Franck Perera
Teams Mücke Motorsport