Bruno Spengler Hockenheim round 2 race notes

A Very Good Start for Nothing Hockenheim, Germany, April 18, 2004 -- Canadian race car driver Bruno Spengler -- a member of the Mercedes-Benz Junior Team -- was forced into retirement today in Round 2 of the hotly contested Formula 3 Euro Series...

A Very Good Start for Nothing

Hockenheim, Germany, April 18, 2004 -- Canadian race car driver Bruno Spengler -- a member of the Mercedes-Benz Junior Team -- was forced into retirement today in Round 2 of the hotly contested Formula 3 Euro Series held in Hockenheim, Germany.

The race began on a strong note for the young Canadian who was starting well down the field in 16th place after having suffered from some set-up problems during qualifying. "I took a very good start and I passed many cars on the short straight," Spengler said.

Moments later, the 20-year old driver made additional progress. "At the exit of Corner 2, I was already running in 9th place, just behind my team mate Robert Kubica. Then, we arrived in Corner 3 and I started braking as late as possible. However, someone hit me from behind. My car suddenly turned left and crashed head on into the barriers."

The front wing and the nose cone were destroyed, ending Spengler's race early. "It is very disappointing but that is the kind of incident that can happen when you are starting from well down the field."

The next two races will be held in two weeks in Estoril, Portugal.

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Series F3 Europe
Drivers Bruno Spengler , Robert Kubica